Archive for October, 2010

TidBit of the Day: United States of Pumpkin

| October 31, 2010 | 3 Comments
TidBit of the Day: United States of Pumpkin




Winning giant pumpkin at NC State Fair, weighing in over 800 pounds. Pumpkin “burger.” Pumpkin “donuts.” Pumpkin “bowling.” Awesome.

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Photo of the Day: Struggling with Pumpkin

| October 29, 2010 | 5 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Struggling with Pumpkin




Struggling to get a pumpkin off the ground and to the weight station.

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Guest/Harry Potter Halloween

| October 29, 2010 | 10 Comments
Guest/Harry Potter Halloween




We are pleased to welcome back guest contributor, Crystal! There’s something for everyone at Halloween. In ancient times, the Celts threw a festival to fend off bad spirits; in modern times, adults party and kids eat scads of candy and chocolate. During my recent trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, I got to experience it […]

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Photo of the Day: Best Hour of the Day

| October 27, 2010 | 2 Comments
Photo of the Day: Best Hour of the Day




Cake from Tante Helga’s coffeeklutch, or Kaffeekatsch, a time of the day when friends gather for a chat, coffee, and cake. Tante Helga hosts one every day at 3 or 4 PM…with at least three different kinds of cakes, chocolate pound ones, cheesecakes…. A German tradition that should be replicated everywhere!

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Child Hunger No More: A birthday pledge

| October 27, 2010 | 6 Comments
Child Hunger No More: A birthday pledge




It was my birthday last week, October 17th, and as much as I would like to enjoy a glass of fine wine and feel blessed. I am reminded of my annual pledge to volunteer or work on an issue that has always made me feel humbled and often inadequate- child hunger. This birthday I will […]

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Wild ricing it

| October 24, 2010 | 6 Comments
Wild ricing it




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Confessions of a Hostess, Part 1

| October 24, 2010 | 16 Comments
Confessions of a Hostess, Part 1




This past Friday I had a rare evening out with some of my fellow Zomppa’s. We met at a trendy little restaurant in the U St. corridor of Washington, DC called Marvin. It is named after Marvin Gaye who spent a period of time in Belgium and thus it serves a fusion of Belgian and […]

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TidBit of the Day: Spicy Diet

| October 24, 2010 | 2 Comments
TidBit of the Day: Spicy Diet




You know we love to spice our food up here, but did you know there are some spices that actually help you to lose weight? According to Kaboodle, spices like cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, mustard seed, and ginger are diet secrets. Check out their post here. If you want some hints in how to store […]

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Photo of the Day: Apples Near & Far

| October 24, 2010 | 6 Comments
Photo of the Day:  Apples Near & Far




Same apples, different focus.

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Tidbit of the Day: Recall on Frozen Vegetables

| October 23, 2010 | 0 Comments
Tidbit of the Day:  Recall on Frozen Vegetables




Not sure how I missed this, but there was a recall on some frozen vegetables.  You can find more details here. Kroger 12 ounce Green Peas (UPC 11110 89736) Kroger 12 ounce Peas and Carrots (UPC 11110 89741) Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Sweet Peas (UPC 78742 08369) Great Value 12 ounce Steamable Mixed Vegetables […]

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