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Entries from May 2008

Strawberry, Mozzarella and Kale Salad

May 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

This week at market, I picked up a bag of Red Russian Kale from the greens lady (K&S Farm, Southern Md.). She said it was a milder kale that could be eaten in salad, rather than needing to be cooked. I also got mozzarella from Tom the Cheese Guy, and was envisioning a more typical […]

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At Market: Strawberries!

May 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Fresh off a week of rain, the strawberries were shiny, bright and juicy, definitely the star attraction this week at market. In the market bag: 2 qts strawberries, spring onions, cremini mushrooms, Toigo chipotle salsa, tomatoes, English peas, red Russian kale, mozzarella, and green garlic pesto. (I’m envisioning a garlic-tomato-shroom pasta this week.) The spring […]

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Herb and Fruit Cocktails

May 14th, 2008 · 4 Comments

The fresh tastes of early summer are equally good in cocktails as they are in meals … here are some of my favorite beverages so far this summer. Rhubarb Mojito To make a pitcher, muddle 2 limes and a handful of fresh mint at the bottom. Add 2 c rhubarb syrup, 2 cups rum, ice […]

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At Market: Rhubarb, Three Ways

May 13th, 2008 · 7 Comments

This week at market: strawberries, honey mushrooms, English peas, asparagus, rhubarb (finally!), spring onions, apple cranberry cider, yogurt, smoked gouda, rosemary sausage. Plus boneless pork chops from the butcher, pasta and honey goat cheese from Cheesetique, and a loaf of challah from the bakery. As a Mother’s Day treat to myself, I made an all-rhubarb […]

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Fresh From the Dairy Farm: South Mountain Creamery

May 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Milk was the first step in our transition to organic foods, as I first learned about bovine growth hormones (rBGH) shortly after getting knocked up way back in 2006. As I had given up soda and all but the bare minimum of caffeine (1 small coffee), I was drinking a lot of milk and it […]

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