Archive for February, 2012

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Frank Food

| February 29, 2012 | 7 Comments
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies: Frank Food




Frank food is a series that wants your opinion about what is FRANK food and what is FRANKENSTEIN food. Please share your opinion! You walk into the store and have to buy one. Which one is MORE FRANK to you? [polldaddy poll=5487458]

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What Color is the Sol Food Mobile Farm Now? Winter Updates!

| February 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
What Color is the Sol Food Mobile Farm Now? Winter Updates!




The Sol Food Mobile Farm, which will be hitting the road across the U.S. in June 2012 will be conducting square foot gardening workshops, composting workshops, and Zomppa’s Healthy Eating & Global Curriculum classes. This talented group of young people will be updating you on their adventures to get the bus to you. To support […]

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Vidalia, oh, Sweet Onion: TidBit of the Day

| February 28, 2012 | 5 Comments
Vidalia, oh, Sweet Onion: TidBit of the Day




Monkey and I went to Vidalia during Restaurant Week in Washington, DC. Southern influence in DC had freshest of ingredients and perfect proportions (not too big, not too small). Fine casual dining -they had their full menu for restaurant week – and worth it!

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Snack Bars without the Arsenic: A Recipe

| February 27, 2012 | 7 Comments
Snack Bars without the Arsenic:  A Recipe




On February 12, 2012, Environmental Health Perspectives published results of a study that found arsenic – a toxin that can increase the risk of cancer –  in organic cereal bars and baby formula.  Of the 17 baby formulas tested, 2 were found to have arsenic levels between 20 and 30 times that of other baby […]

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African Community Development Project: Class Act

| February 24, 2012 | 7 Comments
African Community Development Project: Class Act




The African Community Development Project focuses on poverty alleviation and social justice in impoverished communities in developing nations in Africa and the Caribbean. They accomplish this by focusing on economic self-reliance through microfinancing of community projects and sustainable agriculture projects. Based in Toronto, Canada, ts breadth of work has included supporting livestock rearing in Cameroon […]

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STOP! Before You Eat Another Pork Chop: TidBit of the Day

| February 23, 2012 | 5 Comments
STOP! Before You Eat Another Pork Chop: TidBit of the Day




Here at Zomppa, we have meat eaters, vegetarians, flexitarians, vegans. Whether people choose to eat meat or not (please no name calling), we must all be ever more cognizant of where our food comes from. If you ever plan to eat bacon, a hot dog, or any kind of pig meat again, please watch this […]

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Stone Age No More: Cookstoves are Cleaning Up

| February 23, 2012 | 6 Comments
Stone Age No More: Cookstoves are Cleaning Up




In the hall of a NASA mission briefing room, an older man tells a poignant story of a lady named Adelina Erazo who wakes up every morning at dawn to climb 12 miles to collect wood and return home in time to take care of her girls. The speaker is Salvadorian René Núñez Suárez, and […]

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Hitchiker’s Guide to Getting Stopped by Homeland Security: The Epic New Hampshire Story Part II

| February 22, 2012 | 3 Comments
Hitchiker’s Guide to Getting Stopped by Homeland Security: The Epic New Hampshire Story Part II




The Sol Food Mobile Farm, which will be hitting the road across the U.S. in June 2012 will be conducting square foot gardening workshops, composting workshops, and Zomppa’s Healthy Eating & Global Curriculum classes. This talented group of young people will be updating you on their adventures to get the bus to you. To support […]

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Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market

| February 21, 2012 | 11 Comments
Sassy Sweet Potatoes: Melissa@Market




Oh, lord, this is a rough time of year. Yes, yes, I know I spent my last M@M post complaining about winter, but this precipice where the weather is just barely clinging to cold and appears thisclose to tipping over into spring leaves me clawing towards the light. It seems I can’t wish sunny days […]

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Respite from the Day: TidBit of the Day

| February 21, 2012 | 4 Comments
Respite from the Day: TidBit of the Day




Respite Coffee in Durham, NC is a welcome…respite. This city, which continues to impress every day with some sort of new (usually food-related) find, had still been missing a good coffee and tea shop in the downtown area. The good places for coffee are usually restaurants. And only offer one or two teas. Finally, a […]

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