Blue Duck Tavern, Washington, D.C.

It may seem like a post about a restaurant in Washington, D.C., where I haven't lived for over a year, comes from out of the blue (ha ha!). But I read at Obama Foodorama that the Obamas recently went to Blue Duck Tavern to celebrate their wedding anniversary and it brought back memories of Mike and me dining there. During our last week in the States we wanted to treat ourselves to some of the finer points of American life....more

Do you Know Your Farmer?

A new USDA initiative was recently launched, designed to reconnect consumers with their food and to stimulate local food economies.  The $65 million dollar "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" program aims to break down some of the barriers that keep local food systems from thriving. ...more

Tell Your Senators How Much You Love the Climate (And Win Some Awesome Prizes Too!)

Live Earth has just launched an awareness campaign, Love, The Climate,  to engage the public in environmental activism and contact their senators about supporting the Climate Bill.  ...more

Convinced by you. Joined up.

Virginia DeBolt

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Don't Eat The Dead Ones!

Now this is a term that some of you may not understand. Due to the fact, that if we eat something that is not of the fruit.....vegetable....grains....dairy....section, then what we eat is dead. <Right? ...more

Monday Dose of Market: Prize Winners and Pretty Peppers

I'm experimenting with a new feature for The Weekly Veggie: Monday Dose of Market.  There are so many wonderful vegetable varieties each week, especially this time of year, that just telling you about one seems unfair.  I'll post pictures each Monday of various veggies from markets visited during the week before. ...more

My Childhood Vegetable Nemesis

I haven’t eaten a brussels sprout since 1983. Well, maybe 1985.  Ok, definitely 1989 – the year I went off to college, far away from dinner table stand-offs and my childhood vegetable nemesis.  Since college, I have done some culinary exploration.  I added sea urchin and gefilte fish to my repertoire.  Neither would make my top ten favorite foods. But both would be listed above brussels sprouts.  Of course, I married a man who loves brussels sprouts.  Didn’t know this when I married him.  I did know that he didn’t like sea urchin because I ordered it at a sushi restaurant on a date to see what he’d do. “I’ve never wanted to spit something out, but not been able to, more in my life” he admitted, after we were married.  ...more

Sassymonkey - Hmmm. Turnips.  I'm waiting a few more months, when the number of local ...more

Urban fruit gleaning - harvesting homegrown produce for free

I've always been a fan of free stuff, especially when that "stuff" equals healthy food for my family. Although we aren't struggling to put food on the table, I can still appreciate using food that would otherwise go to waste. It wasn't until recently that I learned there is a phrase for collecting and using other people's fruits and vegetables - it's called urban fruit (or vegetable) gleaning. ...more

This is a little off topic but similar. There is a group called Hillside Produce Cooperative. ...more

Easy Man Pleasin' Appetizers

First, you'll need a jar of these Sweet Yellow PeppersPepperoniMozzerella C ...more

Canning Sweet Yellow Peppers

This is my grandma's recipe for Sweet Yellow Peppers - They turn out perfectly, and my husband could eat an entire jar. In fact, when we did our first batch last week, we opened a jar at 10pm and ended up finishing it. You can also make these Man Pleasin' Appetizers with them. ...more