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fANNEtastic food Turns 5!

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You know what’s crazy? Today is my 5 year blogging anniversary. I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog nearly every day for the past 5 years! Thank you for reading and sharing in my adventures – I’m so happy that you’re here. :) Just for fun, here’s a link to my very first post. Have any of you guys been reading my blog Continue Reading …

This Week: Farm to fANNEtastic Eats

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Happy Friday, y’all! It’s gorrrrrgeous here today. I started my day with an early a.m. walking coffee date with my friend Karen in northwest DC. Love all the little offshoot Rock Creek Park trails you can explore! Starting the day with some fresh air, a latte, and catching up with a good friend = best thing ever. Continue Reading …

Friday Adventures + Weekend Reading/Recipes

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Happy Friday! Today has kind of gotten away from me – how is it already after 4?! On the fitness front, I began my day with a nice morning swim. I got a new swimsuit from my family as an early birthday present – can you tell I enjoy blue? ;) They also gave me a new pair of goggles – the Speedo Vanquisher 2.0, per so many of your Continue Reading …

Organic Harvest Month Interview with Toby Amidor, MS, RD

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Thank you to my friends at Kashi for sponsoring this post! Good morning! I have a fun interview to share with you guys today with fellow dietitian Toby Amidor. Toby Amidor, M.S., R.D., is a Kashi nutrition partner and author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. I’ve never met Toby Continue Reading …

What Are the Most Photogenic Fruits or Veggies?

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Thank you to Bolthouse Farms for sponsoring this post! If you’ve ever spent more than 30 seconds on Pinterest (hi, let’s be friends on there, too), Tastespotting, Foodgawker, or any similar sites, then you know that there is some serious Food Porn happening on there – and on the rest of the internet – mostly in the form of bacon, cheese, Continue Reading …

Labor Day Weekend Eats & Exercise Highlights

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Hello and happy September! If you’re just catching up from last week, I’d love if you took a second to take my blog survey (link/info at the end of my Cantaloupe and Avocado Soup recipe post!). If you take it, you’ll be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card. Thank you for taking the time to share some feedback with me! :) And now – wow. How Continue Reading …

Across the Pond – See You in a Couple Weeks!

Hi there – I’m leaving on vacation this afternoon to visit friends in Europe! I’m headed to Paris and Switzerland (Geneva & Lucerne) and would love any recommendations for things to do/places to eat while I’m there. I’ve been to Paris before and have seen the main touristy spots, so I’m interested in off the beaten path sort of Continue Reading …

How to Pickle Cucumbers Quickly

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Good morning and happy Friday! Have you guys ever tried quick pickling? It’s different from normal canning in that it’s a much faster process, so you can pickle cucumbers (or other produce) quickly. Quick pickling only requires the produce to be in the brine for a short time, and there’s no need for the involved sealing/sanitization procedure Continue Reading …