October 8, 2013 |
When we started thinking about feeding our baby solid food , the questions started piling up on Post-it notes, in e-mails and over dinner. First, what equipment would we need? Figuring out which baby-food maker to buy was enough to cause an infantile meltdown. Should we go with the Baby Bullet, the Baby Brezza or the Béaba Babycook? There were so many conflicting reviews. In the end, we went with the Béaba Babycook Pro 2X, an all-in-one steamer-blender with two containers to work in, plus the ability to defrost and warm up...
October 8, 2013 |
OCT. 10 GEOLOGY AND WINE: Geologist Lawrence Meinert discusses how soil and geology affect the taste and quality of wine by leading blind tastings. Light refreshments. 7-9 p.m. $36. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area. 703-642-5173. www.greenspring.org . GARDEN STROLL AND TEA: Tour of the demonstration gardens with a master gardener docent, followed by a traditional English afternoon tea. 1-3 p.m. $29. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria area.
October 6, 2013 |
Jacob and Carl Triplett launched their food truck in the spring in part to compensate for the income they lost when Jacob was let go from his banking job last year. On Tuesday, the Tripletts learned that their budding business would have to support them both: Carl was furloughed as an IT management analyst for the U.S. Department of Transportation. The problem, he said, is that the partners aren't sure they can squeeze more money out of Carolina Q , their barbecue shack on wheels, which...
October 4, 2013 |
From the loading dock of the cavernous Capital Area Food Bank, Bishop Godfrey Nwaneri and members of the Divine Grace Mission loaded several carts of frozen meat and fresh vegetables that they would take back to the church and offer to those in need of food. Once at the church, Nwaneri said he would make sure that the meat and vegetables were distributed quickly — after all, such precious food shouldn't go to waste. "We try to shop very close to the distribution day...
September 30, 2013 |
Valerie Curtis is fascinated by vomit, pus, urine, maggots and putrid flesh. It is not the oozing, reeking substances themselves that play on her mind but our response to them and what it can teach us. A public health specialist and anthropologist, Curtis says disgust governs our lives, dictating what we eat, wear, buy and even how we vote and whom we desire. In science, disgust has languished unstudied — it was once dubbed the "forgotten emotion of psychiatry"...
September 27, 2013
We were presented with two starkly different visions of reality in recent days. Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) believes that food-stamp recipients should be required to get jobs since that will add workers to the economy [" Rep. Steve Southerland believes in hard work. And that's what he got ," front page, Sept. 25]. Meanwhile, hundreds of people ("maybe even a thousand") showed up one recent day to apply for low-wage jobs at a local Wal-Mart [" Scene at Wal-Mart hiring center exposes D.C.'s economic woes ," Metro,...