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Weekend Getaway:  5 Places to Get Out of Dodge
[ 0 ] March 14, 2014 |

Weekend Getaway: 5 Places to Get Out of Dodge

After a recent visit to the Washington Travel and Adventure Show, Ryan, of JKGF, gathered a few places to get out of town without having to factor in airfare.  Check it out: NORFOLK, VA How Far? 3-3.5 hours Why Norkfolk? Because it’s festival central! Norfolk, Virginia just might take the cake for the region when […]

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Open for Business:  Roofers Union
[ 1 ] February 13, 2014 |

Open for Business: Roofers Union

The three-story building in the heart of Adams Morgan that once housed Reef’s infamous aquariums, crescent bar and perhaps one too many underage drinkers now opens its doors once again but this time a rustic yet fresh tavern by the name of Roofers Union. Their inventive menu, created by executive chef Marjorie Meek Bradley, is […]

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Products We Love: Chicken Soup for the Soul
[ 0 ] October 24, 2013 |

Products We Love: Chicken Soup for the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul is famously known for inspirational books, I even have a few in my personal collection. It is a wonderful surprise that they would introduce a food line with the same name. I’ve had the opportunity to sample three new products that soon will be available on the market and I […]

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Recipe of the Week:  Cider Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Carrots
[ 0 ] October 23, 2013 |

Recipe of the Week: Cider Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Carrots

It is that time of year, where there is an abundance of cider. So you drink it…hot, cold, or spiked! Here it is used to add sweetness and depth to carrots. Who knows you may even be able to get the kids to eat their vegetables! Ingredients 1 bunch of carrots, peeled, sliced the carrots diagonally in […]

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Recipe of the Week: Playing with Black Beans
[ 0 ] August 21, 2013 |

Recipe of the Week: Playing with Black Beans

*Adapted from Sandra Lee Ingredients 1 (15-ounce) container, no salt added black beans 1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes with chilies in sauce 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves Directions Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Stir thoroughly. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat […]

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