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Shopping Smarter at the Supermarket

May 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those who frequently shop with young children, the goal tends to be to get in, get what you need and get out before a meltdown. Reading nutrition labels and trying to make sense of manufacturer’s nutrition claims is increasingly time-consuming. While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is supposed to regulate misleading claims — [...]

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Preserving Summer: Peach Gelato

August 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s peach season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they hold out long enough for me to can some for winter. In the meantime, here’s the peach gelato that made me swoon, if I do say so myself. Ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato? Sherbet and sorbet? As far [...]

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Tags: at market · dairy · dessert · fruit · recipes

Cooking Julia with Kids: Blueberry Clafouti (and a film review)

August 7th, 2009 · 11 Comments

The new film Julie & Julia opens tonight, and if you have even a passing interest in food and cooking I highly suggest you catch it. If you haven’t seen the trailer (or book or blog), it’s a Nora Ephron film about a girl, Julie Powell, who decides to cook and blog her way through [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · dessert · foodietots reviews · recipes

Fresh from the Fields of Athenry

April 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you’ve ever taken a close look at the lamb that floods the grocery stores around this time each year, you might have noticed that it nearly all comes from New Zealand or Australia. Even our neighborhood butcher, who sources most of his meat from here in Virginia, gets his lamb from outside the area.  [...]

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