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“Back away from the pizza, Sir.”

Eating Healthy from a Corner Store

I’m standing in front of a refrigerator full of fresh vegetables and what I really want to do is order a pizza. Apparently, I’m not alone.

Dining Review: Jose Andres Culinary Homage to Miro at the NGA

A Platter of Escape

As Capitol Hill residents, we sometimes take for granted the wealth of treasure that sits practically in the backyard, on the National Mall. But there’s currently an exhibit at the National Gallery that’s not to be missed—especially since it comes with food at the end.

Dear Problem Lady

July

Is there a way to stop squirrels from devouring our tomatoes just as the tomatoes start to ripen?

Garden Spot

A Pet Safe Oasis: A garden built for puppy love

 

The Hill Gardener

Summer Snowballs: Hydrangeas Everywhere You Look

Many folks call the hydrangea blooms, the summer snowball.  The large white balls can get as large as a basketball, but most often are the size of your average snowball. It is easily considered one of the best-loved garden plants by garden writers and has been one of the top selling bushes by local nurseries like Homestead Gardens and Meadow Farms.  In fact, Meadow Farms reports that it has surpassed the azalea bushes in sales for the past two years.