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Archive - 2014

Off to Dog Camp

Vacationing at Glen Highland Farms

Swinging in a hammock next to a bubbling brook on a lazy summer afternoon, my Kindle in my lap, I wondered whether life could get any better. Ten feet away, splayed in the grass enjoying the cool breeze, my two companions lounged agreeably chewing contentedly on sticks. Yes, they had paws and wore fur coats.

There are two kings of dog owners. People that have dogs and 'dog people.' The first group enjoys canine companionship. Dog people, however, take matters a bit farther by organizing their lives around their dogs.

Glenn Highland Farm is located at 217 Pegg Rd. just outside Morris, New York.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Free!

Branches Tree Service to Recycle Trees on Jan. 3

Branches Tree Service will recycle your Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Bush for free on Jan. 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event takes place at Murch Elementary School located at 4810 36th St. NW.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree for Free!

Branches Tree Service to Recycle Trees on Jan. 3

Branches Tree Service will recycle your Christmas Tree or Hanukkah Bush for free on Jan. 3 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event takes place at Murch Elementary School located at 4810 36th St. NW.

December 30th

Sweet Treats to bring in the New Year at Ted's Bulletin

Small Bites

Back by popular demand, Ted's Bulletin continues to celebrate the cheerful holiday season offering their special homemade chocolate fudge pop-tart.

Annette Nielsen has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for nearly two decades. The food editor of the Hill Rag, Nielsen's experience includes coordinating artisanal and farm-based food events. She's the editor of two Adirondack Life cookbooks, and is at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. Nielsen heads of Kitchen Cabinet Events, a culinary, farm-to-fork inspired event business. She can be found at annette@hillrag.com.

December 16th

Friends Community School

School Notes - November 2014

Friends Community School Open House Receptions 

It is admissions season at Friends Community School, a kindergarten through 8th grade Quaker school that educates students of all beliefs. Open houses for prospective families are scheduled for January 10, and January 15, from 9 – 11 am sharp at the school, which is located in College Park, MD. About 25 students from Capitol Hill attend Friends.

Lucky Victuals to Ring in 2015

This time of year, the saying goes, “Beans, beans, the magical fruit, the more you eat, the more you loot…in 2015!” The Southern New Year’s tradition that pairs Black-eyed Peas and Collard Greens (otherwise known as Hoppin’ John) is a lucky way to start the year – if it’s what you eat on the first day of 2015.

Annette Nielsen has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for nearly two decades. The food editor of the Hill Rag, Nielsen’s experience includes catering, teaching a range of cooking classes for adults and youth, leading farm tours and coordinating artisanal food events. She is the editor of two Adirondack Life cookbooks, and is at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. Nielsen heads up Kitchen Cabinet Events, a culinary and farm-to-fork inspired event business.  A native of the Adirondacks, and a long-time resident of both NYC and DC, she returned to Washington, DC from Washington County, NY; annette@hillrag.com.

Bûche de Noël To Go at B Too

Small Bites

If you’re looking to cross something off the holiday to-do list, think about relying on a professional for some gorgeous sweet treats. Chef Bart Vandaele’s “B @ Home” take-out at B Too is offering up beautiful Bûche de Noël, the traditional French-styled yule log. Chef Vandaele is creating his own versions: a red velvet rendition with classic cream cheese frosting, a hazelnut praline version or a dark chocolate and salted caramel Bûche de Noël with dark Belgian chocolate cake, orange cream, Grand Marnier, and salted caramel.

Annette Nielsen has been engaged in food, farming and sustainability issues for nearly two decades. The food editor of the Hill Rag, Nielsen’s experience includes catering, coordinating artisanal and farm-based food events and teaching cooking classes. She’s the editor of two Adirondack Life cookbooks, and is at work on an Eastern Market cookbook. Nielsen heads up Kitchen Cabinet Events, a culinary, farm-to-fork inspired event business.  A native of the Adirondacks, she’s a long-time resident of both NYC and DC, and she returned to Washington, DC from Washington County, NY; annette@hillrag.com.

The Logan Circle Holiday House Tour

The Power of Smaller Spaces Comes Through

You’ve heard the adage, it’s not the size, it’s what you can do with it! That was the subliminal theme of this year’s annual Logan Circle Holiday House Tour. Unlike in past years, none of the ten homes on the tour was the huge multi-level, center staircase Victorians that are synonymous with Logan Circle. They were smaller, tasteful, a blend of traditional and ultra- Modern and most were dressed for the holidays. The scale-down in size certainly had no bearing on the power the interior design delivered.