Safe and waste-free school lunches

Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Parenting, Uncategorized

Anything that makes preparing lunch easier is a hit in our house. Two years ago, I discovered LunchBots stainless steel containers when I was shopping at (formerly A few weeks before my son began taking lunch to preschool, I bought two of the “Pico” LunchBots — small containers […]

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Far-Out Eats: Fire Works Pizza

Posted August 18th, 2011 by Sandie in Dining Out, Food

Restaurant Name: Fire Works Pizza Cuisine: Pizza/Italian Cost: Our family of five had a large Caesar salad, two pizzas, soda and juice, and one dessert for approximately $50. Location: 201 Harrison St. SE. Leesburg, Va. 20175 (There’s another one in Arlington, Courthouse) Must haves: The pizza! And for dessert, the luscious […]

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New Recalls Make Me Grateful to Eat Local

Posted August 16th, 2011 by Aimee in Food, Green, Health

On my commute into work the other day, I heard yet another report about food recalls due to salmonella, Listeria, insert scary-sounding word. It was another story in what seems to be regular “breaking” news these days. Eggs. Chicken. Turkey. I listened with interest, of course. How can a mom […]

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Mom to Feds: Put Money Toward Healthy Food

Posted August 9th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Health, Politics

Dear Federal Government (especially you food-loving folks in the USDA and FDA), Here’s an idea: How about you stop wasting taxpayer money on raiding small family farms and natural foods stores and instead buy some organic produce for kids who live in food deserts? I’m sure those kids Michelle Obama […]

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My Top Ten Pantry Items

Posted July 29th, 2011 by Andrea Meyers in Food

I have a thing for pantry items, the stuff that keeps in bottles or jars in the frig, pantry, or freezer that I can pull out on a moment’s notice and toss in a dish in progress. The pantry gets a little overstuffed from time to time, occasionally requiring a thorough […]

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Visit a Farm This Summer

Posted July 27th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Uncategorized

My last hurrah with my son before my daughter was born last August was to visit Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia. The little guy had watched — and loved! — the farm’s documentary video with Joel Salatin talking about his sustainable farming practices. We were members of the Polyface Yum […]

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Local food really is just around the corner

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green

Even if you don’t drop the word “locavore” in casual conversation, chances are you probably have caught the local food movement wave, even if only with a toe or two. From Michael Pollan to your mother, most folks agree that produce picked just hours ago and minutes away tastes a […]

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Finding Balance in a Cupcake

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Victoria Mason in Food

  Some might say that the cupcake is on the way out.  True or not the DC Metro area has grabbed onto to this sweet trend wholeheartedly.  There are over forty cupcakes shops and bakeries that specialize in cupcakes in the DC area.  It can be overwhelming and while the […]

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Posted August 2nd, 2010 by Amie Adams in Entertainment, Food, Green, Health, Living, Parenting, Politics, Tech

The DC Moms? Oh no!  Not another mommy blog! Nope.  It’s not. You can call us mommy bloggers, though I won’t be held responsible for the response you might receive. When you lump us all together as a homogeneous group with no thoughts that differentiate us, you do so at […]

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