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The Mysteries of Miso

by Susan Spann Many Westerners consider “miso” synonymous with “soup,” primarily because many of us had our first introduction to this Japanese specialty in that form. In the United States in particular, miso soup has become a familiar [...]

Thanksgiving Phobias: 5 Signs You Have “Turkey Block”

by Jenny Hansen   It’s less than two weeks till Thanksgiving and I have a confession… I am afraid to make a turkey. Seriously, it’s like writer’s block…only instead of a fear of the page, it’s a fear [...]

Ready…Set…Eat! NoVA Retaurant Week

    CHECK OUT SPECIAL MENUS FROM OVER 20 RESTAURANTS AND PREPARE TO DAZZLE YOUR TASTE BUDS NEXT WEEK! You loved it, we missed it, and now we are bringing it back [...]
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Dad’s Secret to Great BBQ Chicken

By K.B. Owen We all know that Father’s Day gives us a chance to recognize the special dads in our lives.  Perhaps, when we think of our fathers, we recall the games of catch, or the family road trips, or our favorite televised sporting events, [...]
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Going Gluten Free ~ Some Surprising Results

My Gluten Free Experiment…Better Than I Hoped For by Jenny Hansen With all the recent hooplah over genetically modified food and the call for labeling, I’ve been thinking about food and how it affects us. Until this year, I’d [...]
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Who Knew Chickens Went On Strike?

  Who Knew Chickens Went On Strike? by Jenny Hansen I’ve got an eclectic family. We’ve got everyone from investment bankers to government workers, from ranchers to retirees raising chickens. Last time I visited my family in Missouri, [...]
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Citysprout, Connecting you to local farms!

Connecting you to local farms!    What is a CitySprout community ? A CitySprout Community is an online network where people come together to combine their buying power and attract the interest of area farms. Each CitySprout Community [...]
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Make your Holidays Merry at Mayfair & Pine- Elegant Prix Fixe Menus

Make your Holidays Merry at Mayfair & Pine Looking to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s out on the town? Mayfair & Pine is serving you elegant Prix Fixe menus to make your holiday experience truly special .  Reservations are [...]
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Piedmont Virginia meets Piemonte Italy- A Wine Tasting at Oak Hill State

Piedmont Virginia meets Piemonte Italy Saturday December 15th 12 to 5 pm The John Marshall Tasting Experience at the Oak Hill Estate in Delaplane Virginia is hosting a very special wine tasting event this Saturday, December 15th, 2012 from [...]
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Super Simple Holiday Recipe

Kathy Owen shares with you a super-simple holiday appetizer Spiced Pecans, for this thanksgiving.  Spiced Pecans is a big favorite with our family. Because it’s salty-sweet, it also works as an offering on the dessert table. It’s something [...]