Okra Blossom

The Okra Tradition

For those who don't know the history of the okra dialogue and jokes on TakomaDC@yahoogroups.com, it began in 2010 when Doug Payton posted about his okra plants and memories of Oklahoma. This started a flurry of "I love okra, I hate okra" messages and memories. And then recipes. After that, whenever discussion on the list got thorny, Tom Fedewa would post: "Looks like what we need is a new okra recipe." And … Continue Reading ››

La Mano Coffee Bar First Anniversary

LaMano Coffee Bar LogoTime flies when you're drinking coffee!

La Mano Coffee Bar's First Anniversary is upon us. Because they have a wonderful website, we won't repeat everything here. Since they have much more than coffee, we did include their menu:

La Mano Coffee Bar Menu

  • espresso
  • macchiato
  • cortado
  • americano
  • cappuccino
  • latte
  • mocha
  • french press house coffee
  • single cup pour over
  • Chemex pot
  • hot tea
  • ginger chai latte
  • hot chocolate
  • cold-brewed iced coffee
  • assorted bottled drinks
Signature Fare
  • breakfast fritatta
  • biscuits, scones, and muffins
  • smoked trout bagel sandwich
  • breakfast … Continue Reading ››

Fireworks at Takoma Park (MD) Middle School, 2014

Video of the 2012 Fireworks posted on YouTube by Michael Benefiel The evening program of fireworks at  Takoma Park (MD) Middle School begins at 7 pm with music, and a performance by the Acro-Aires - a gymnastics group from Washington Adventist University.  The fireworks don't start until at least 9:30, when it's really dark.  Best time to arrive has more to do with how much time you want to … Continue Reading ››

CrimeDC: Map of Crime in DC

CrimeDC.comLogo for CrimeDC is the latest from the  DC Police Union. The map of Crime in DC shows crimes by Theft, Robbery, Burglary, Car Theft, Assaults  with a Deadly Weapon, Sex Abuse, Homicide, and Arson.
Welcome to CrimeDC.com brought to you by the men and women of the DC Police Union. Throughout this site you will find the latest crime information, statistics … Continue Reading ››

Safeway Protest

After a long discussion on takomadc@yahoogroups.com, there was a suggestion that one way to protest long lines and the manager not opening new lanes would be to abandon carts in the aisles with a sign that explains why it is there.  PDF of Safeway Protest Sign The sign says:

This cart has been left here because I have been waiting in line for more than 5 minutes with more than 5 people in line, there are less than … Continue Reading ››

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