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Entries from May 2008

Hypothetical Carrot + Chive Pesto Pasta

May 29th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I thought up this dish after reading about this week’s Root Source Challenge subject, chives, and thinking about how to use all the veggies I bought at market last weekend. But the recipe, improvised on the fly while the husband and I took turns doing prep work in between reading to, holding (“up! up!”) and [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes · weeknight meals

At Market: Spring Asparagus-Chive Quiche

May 27th, 2008 · 10 Comments

While our neighborhood farmers market is great for the basics (fruits and veggies, salad greens, mushrooms, cheese & yogurt, baked goods and meat), we don’t get the more adventurous offerings of a larger market. When rhubarb was absent yet again this week, it was the last straw and I ventured all the way into the [...]

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Fresh from the Market, DC

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to log our farmers market and CSA-fresh produce finds and the recipes we use them in, and I enjoy reading what others make with their farm fresh produce to get new ideas each week. Eat.Drink.Better has a weekly compilation from around the country. FarmtoPhilly is [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · recipes

Sustainable Food Tidbits: Praising Good Actions

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

One of the pitfalls of learning more about where your food comes from is the fact that the more you learn about the commercial food chain, the more hopeless things can seem. But organic consumers are making progress in getting major corporations to voluntarily reject artificial growth hormones in dairy products (rBGH), from Chipotle to [...]

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Tags: food politics · sustainable food tidbits

Pasta Pronto: Green Garlic Pesto Fusili

May 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments

In an attempt to establish a dinner routine in the FoodieTot house, I have decreed Tuesdays as pasta night. I had a container of ready-made green garlic pesto sauce (Smith Meadows, Va.) which made this meal even easier. (I would’ve made my own, but there was no green garlic to be had at the market, [...]

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Tags: pasta · weeknight meals