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Hermione Voyage: Celebrating France in Alexandria

June 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Hermione Voyage: Celebrating France in Alexandria

The Hermione, a replica of the tall ship that carried the Marquis de Lafayette and aid from France to assist General Washington in the waning days of the American Revolution, docked in Alexandria last night at midnight. If the boy wasn’t still in school, I’d have taken the kids down to watch its arrival; but […]

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5 Local Taco Joints for Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, 2015 · Comments Off on 5 Local Taco Joints for Cinco de Mayo

As one-time Californians, the husband and I take our taco eating very seriously. Fortunately, we’ve staked out a number of acceptable local places over the years, and they’ve become favorites of the foodie tots as well. It’s hard to go wrong at any restaurant that provides free chips and salsa to satiate the can’t-possibly-wait-another-second-before-eating needs […]

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Tea with Mrs. B {DC/VA/MD}

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Tea with Mrs. B {DC/VA/MD}

The holidays are approaching — time to brush up on manners with a special pre-holiday “Tea with Mrs. B” this Sunday, November 11, at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. In this two-hour event, Mrs. B will offer holiday etiquette advice, while The Fairfax’s Chef Ferrier will share healthy holiday eating suggestions. There will be a […]

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Sunday Brisket {and A Plea}

December 10th, 2010 · 16 Comments

Today I’m pleased to share our family’s favorite Sunday brisket for a virtual progressive dinner party, Share Our Holiday Table. Together with more than 50 fellow bloggers, we are sharing our favorite recipes to help raise awareness of Share Our Strength‘s work to ensure no child goes hungry. You’ll see below I made my own […]

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Hearty Winter Baked Ziti

February 11th, 2009 · 7 Comments

That kale we can’t get enough of? I love to make myself a quick lunch of “green eggs and kale” (blanch kale, then poach eggs in the same water = greenish eggs), but am still hunting for a way to convince the husband and toddler of kale’s deliciousness. In the meantime, I add bits and […]

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