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Reflections from EcoFarm 2019

Reflections from EcoFarm 2019

As an amateur gardener, eater, and food activist, mostly green (see what I did there?) and with a relatively shallow comprehension of how complex our food system is, I was intimidated by the Ecological Farming Association’s annual EcoFarm convening. Hosted by the...
8 F*king Awesome Valentine’s Gifts

8 F*king Awesome Valentine’s Gifts

You’re the consummate host, a tireless advocate, a loyal friend. Who else can walk the runway for Victoria’s Secret and code Python, C++, Java, MIPS, and Objective-C for Apple then go home and fashion a 3-tiered cake for your best friend’s wedding...
Her Story: Fruitcycle Empowers Women

Her Story: Fruitcycle Empowers Women

There’s something about going to an orchard and picking your own fruit. The breeze in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the smell of ripe fruit permeating your nostrils. What isn’t felt is the thousands of pounds of fruit wasted due to bruising, over-ripening, or...
Her Story: Hell’s Kitchen Winner LaTasha McCutchen

Her Story: Hell’s Kitchen Winner LaTasha McCutchen

by Alison Magistrali “Believe in yourself.” That’s what LaTasha McCutchen said without hesitation when asked what advice she had for someone hoping to make it big in the food industry. Words well spoken from the woman who did just that and out-cooked her fellow...
Her Story: Chouquette Chocolates’ Sarah Dwyer

Her Story: Chouquette Chocolates’ Sarah Dwyer

When she was a little girl, Sarah Dwyer was able to find the caramels in each box of chocolates. And when she did, she made sure she was the one who ate them. This love for anything with a caramel center led her to leave a well-paying job in the financial industry to...
Her Story: Chef Jess Swift

Her Story: Chef Jess Swift

Jessica Swift is a registered dietician and professionally-trained chef who brings healthy meals straight to you. Chef Jess‘ meals are prepared fresh in 2-3 day quantities and tailored to your specific needs. Not only are they delicious, but they also help meet...
Her Story: Microgreens’ Alli Sosna

Her Story: Microgreens’ Alli Sosna

A chef by training, Alli Sosna has worked in some of DC’s finest kitchens. Her commitment to the DC community led her to serve as Executive Chef at DC Central Kitchen, where she recognized her passion for providing the nation’s youth with access to, and knowledge of,...
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Every Day

The sky just opened up outside. Rain is coming down in buckets. The Nats game? Well…. But trust me, the sun’ll come out tomorrow. And tomorrow, the Friday before Memorial Day, is Don’t Fry Day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the National...
Serums for Flawless Skin

Serums for Flawless Skin

Sun’s out, buns out. Time to wax those legs, scrub those backs, and get your skin glowing for summer (oy) but also time to start thinking about lighter products and lots of sunscreen, too.  If your face has been on furlough, now’s the perfect time to get a...
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