Archive for June, 2012

Rochester Roots: Class Act

| June 29, 2012 | 4 Comments
Rochester Roots: Class Act




You wouldn’t always think Upstate New York is a place where gardens flourish. Granted, it IS under snow for part of the year. Still, Rochester Roots, a nonprofit, seeks to bring garden-based education programs for the young and old in its schools and communities. Its numerous programs focuses on urban and sustainable agriculture, community development, […]

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Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine

| June 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Cape Cod: Oysters, Meet Wine




If heaven hasn’t got oysters and wine, count me out.  I’ll go to Cape Cod instead. Cape Cod is home to Wellfleet oysters, and a more luscious, firm but supple, textural and sweetly briny mollusc you could not want to find.  Add a lemon, et voila.  The particularly beautiful thing about enjoying these delicacies on […]

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5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls

| June 28, 2012 | 4 Comments
5 Life Lessons from Food Trucks: Vegan Spring Rolls




By now, most of you know my love and endless fascination for food trucks. From Durham’s Food Truck Rodeo to DC’s Truckeroo, I hardly turn down an opportunity to test out new ones and get some of my favorites. Which led to me to realize while I was last waiting in line for about 45 […]

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Nanataco: TidBit of the Day

| June 28, 2012 | 0 Comments
Nanataco: TidBit of the Day




Famous Nana’s in Durham has a child, Nanataco. And this child is special. These are not your ordinary tacos with pork belly and duck. Yet the ambiance is chill and the prices friendly. Not to mention their Mexican chocolate milkshake.

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Wicked Spoon: TidBit of the Day

| June 26, 2012 | 3 Comments
Wicked Spoon: TidBit of the Day




After a late evening (or an all nighter), you get hungry. Or at least I do. What better than a weekend brunch? I’m not usually a buffet fan, but the Wicked Spoon in Las Vegas, Nevada, is an exception. A medley of traditional, American brunch, and specialties from the American South, China, Italy, and Japan […]

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Flour Power: A Moist and Tender Lemon Chia Seed Muffin

| June 25, 2012 | 5 Comments
Flour Power: A Moist and Tender Lemon Chia Seed Muffin




  How do you make a moist and delicious muffin, with no eggs, butter or sugar?  This seemed like a new and entirely different experiment.  It was a challenge nonetheless, a challenge that lead me to a different source of fiber and fatty acids: the chia seed.  I was first introduced to chia seeds several […]

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Walled Kitchen Gardens Network: Class Act

| June 22, 2012 | 9 Comments
Walled Kitchen Gardens Network: Class Act




Ever seen walled gardens, and think, I want one? I do. All the time. The Walled Kitchen Gardens Network in Scotland celebrates an important part of its history while promoting local food at its best. During the 19th and 20th centuries, many large country homes in Scotland had a walled kitchen garden, which supplied not […]

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Zompping for Food and Planet Standards & Indicators

| June 21, 2012 | 8 Comments
Zompping for Food and Planet Standards & Indicators




We have successfully piloted Zompping for Food and Planet to the delight of children and adults alike in DC and NC. We are also excited for Sol Food Mobile Farm’s national tour that brings the curriculum around the U.S.! During their tour, they will be getting feedback from participants to help refine and improve the curriculum. […]

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Loaf: TidBit of the Day

| June 21, 2012 | 1 Comment
Loaf: TidBit of the Day




A lovely bakery, Loaf, had started off with a stand at the Durham Farmer’s Market, and now… Durham has one new serious bakery. With its oven fires burning for hours, beautiful loaves and pastries emerge, including this perfect gougere. So happy to know where to get perfect artisan loaves, including their amazing Rosemary Seeded and […]

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Black Truffle Dumpling: Photo of the Day

| June 21, 2012 | 0 Comments
Black Truffle Dumpling: Photo of the Day




At Ding Tai Fung, Shanghai, China.

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