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{Savoring September} Nectarine Gelato

September 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wasn’t kidding about squeezing every last bit of summer out of the month. Today may be the first day of fall, but don’t pack up the ice cream maker just yet. It’s supposed to reach 90 degrees in DC again today, and you can still find sweet white nectarines at the farmers market. So [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes

Real Milk as a Luxury Food? (and Homemade Butterscotch Pudding)

April 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Jane Black is the first byline I look for when reading the Washington Post weekly food section, and one of my favorite food writers anywhere. So I was excited to see her write up some fantastic local dairies this week. I was a little disturbed, though, to see some references on Twitter to her article [...]

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Tags: dessert · drinks · grassfed · local farms · 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

Dope-Free Dairy

March 24th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Part IV in the Sustainable Family Supper series What’s the matter with rBST? I’ve written before about how my path to natural and organic food began with a look at milk. When I became pregnant with my son, milk took on a renewed significance as I eliminated sodas and caffeinated beverages from my diet. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · dairy · eco-friendly · organic · sustainable family supper

Support Healthy Milk for Schools

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I’ve written before about our quest for artificial growth hormone-free milk that led us to sign up for milk delivery from our local creamery. Why hormone free? Artificial growth hormones (rBGH) have been linked to type II diabetes and cancer. While many of the major retailers have since banned rBGH milk from their shelves (kudos [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food politics · food safety