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Baked Maple Doughnuts {Crown Maple Review}

February 7th, 2014 · 2 Comments

There’s nothing like a snow day to get one craving something sweet, and making baked doughnuts lets me feel like it’s a slightly healthier choice than the fried versions. Even if I top it with a rich maple glaze. I hadn’t realized that maple bars were a West Coast thing until reading about an article [...]

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Tags: baking · breakfast · cooking with kids · foodietots reviews · kids cook monday

Southern Comfort at Evening Star Cafe

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

We may live in (Northern) Virginia, but aside from my occasional, tongue-in-cheek “y’all,” we haven’t adopted too many Southern mannerisms. But every once in a while, you just get a craving for something artery-clogging, particularly on a cold, snowy January day. Rather than channeling Paula Deen and deep-frying something at home, we opted to head [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · foodietots reviews · restaurants

Spreading Fair Trade Holiday Cheer (a Giveaway!)

December 8th, 2009 · 11 Comments

Happy December! It’s been a little quiet around here, but I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and are enjoying all the holiday preparations. We’ve lit our (organic, real) Christmas tree and visited New York, now we’re counting down the days to Hanukkah and Christmas. Phew. As we get down to gift-giving business, I [...]

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Tags: foodietots reviews · giveaway · holiday

Dinner at Central

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week I attended a FoodBuzz publishers dinner at Michel Richard’s James Beard winning Central in Washington, DC. Together with eight other DC bloggers, we enjoyed good wine, food, and conversation about food, of course. We started with the much lauded gougeres. While they were enjoyable, I was wishing for a slightly more pronounced explosion [...]

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Tags: Local Flavor Friday · restaurants

Food Fight, A Film Review

November 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

It is probably fairly obvious that this blog and my cooking are heavily influenced by Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and Alice Waters’ inspirational career. I loved The Real Dirt on Farmer John and King Corn, so naturally I jumped at the chance to review a new food film, Food Fight, directed by Chris Taylor. This [...]

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Tags: food politics · foodietots reviews