Monthly Archives: June 2012

Ride Report: For a Sweet Ride, Call RBAC

Trail / Road: Millenium Trail, residential streets Distance: 9.5 miles Company: Four other riders I love traditions, but admittedly have never hosted a “2nd annual” anything until recently. This Saturday, I led the 2nd Annual Dessert Ride for the Rockville … Continue reading

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The Alchemy of Gardening, or Lack Thereof

Some days, gardening seems like alchemy. It doesn’t seem like that much of a jump from turning seed into a yellow summer squash than straw into gold. In particular, vegetables that grow under the soil are particularly mysterious. This weekend, … Continue reading

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The Family Meal

Your adult relationship with food often says a lot about your childhood. From your family’s recipe for macaroni and cheese (Velvetta with canned tomatoes) to your adult methods of cooking, what you eat with your family resonates through the rest … Continue reading

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Ride Report: Along the River and Through the Woods

Trail/road: Bethesda Trolley Trail, Capital Crescent Trail, Metropolitan Branch Trail, Sligo Creek Trail Distance: 38 miles Weather: 70s/80s I spend a lot of time on my bike rushing around. As anyone who has met me in person knows, I’m running … Continue reading

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Fruit of Our Labors

One of the great joys in life is eating fruit straight off of the bush or tree. Eating vegetables off of the vine – especially cherry tomatoes – can be wonderful as well, but fruit is special. It’s so delicate, … Continue reading

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