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Dinner in DC

Sonoma? I haven't been there yet, but I'm supposed to go next week. It's supposed to be great food, all from the mid Atlantic or nearby states. I've heard Vegetate is interesting in Shaw.

Jul 21, 2009
charitytd in Washington DC & Baltimore

Salt in Restaurant Food

To that you add the sodium in the sauce, to which you add the sodium in the water that goes back into the sauce to which you add the sodium that's in the cheese -- before long you have a single serving of pasta with over 1,000mg. of sodium. I lived in Italy for a long time. Some folks salt the water. Some don't. I've been served great pasta both ways.

Jul 21, 2009
charitytd in General Topics

Salt in Restaurant Food

There's a reason that New York was going to enforce salt limitations on food. People do it so we'll eat more. i needed to stop eating salt for health reasons and I've dropped about 30 lbs over the last few years. When food is less salted/not salted you don't crave it in the same way. It doesn't mean it's not delicious. It's just that food with little salt doesn't turn off our biological reminders that we're full.

Jul 21, 2009
charitytd in General Topics

Favorite Diet Sodas?

So maybe this doesn't count, but I love to get a nice, clear juice -- pomegranate, apple, kiwi -- and mix it with pellegrino. It's fewer calories than juice or regular soda, has nutritional content and better than either.

Jul 21, 2009
charitytd in General Topics

Fresh Cornichon Cucumbers?

Thanks!! I'll have to do some more scrounging then. Where's the farmer's market you frequent?

Jul 21, 2009
charitytd in Washington DC & Baltimore

Fresh Cornichon Cucumbers?

Hello!!

I want to make pickles using little cornichons, but I haven't found them anywhere! I found something that looked like them at one of the Asian markets a few weeks ago, but no one could translate what they actually were for me. So I'm wondering, has anyone found them this year and if you have, where? Thanks!!

Jul 18, 2009
charitytd in Washington DC & Baltimore