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Entries from June 2008

One Local Summer, wk4: Spring Herb Chicken

June 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This week’s OLS dinner was spring herb and yogurt marinated chicken, served with a swiss chard and maitake mushroom saute and a little non-local brown rice (leftover from another meal). Mushrooms, chicken and yogurt came from Pa. (slightly past the 100 mi. border), while the herbs (savory and chives) and chard came from our CSA, [...]

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Tags: one local summer · recipes

Zucchini Tagliatelle Alfredo

June 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

This was another improvisational pasta night dish, as my original plans to use the last of my fresh ricotta were thwarted by the cheese having spoiled (so tragic). Fortunately, I still had some cream from last week’s shortcake, so this evolved into a springy green alfredo sauce. I thought it was yummy, but the husband [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes · weeknight meals

Simple Summer Treats: Fro-Yo on a Stick

June 25th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Much has been written lately about gourmet, fanciful and decidedly adult popsicles, but this simple version is suitable for toddlers on up. I bought these little swizzle stick molds at Target, as they are just the right serving size for a toddler. You can of course use regular popsicle molds for bigger kids. Recipe: Berry [...]

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Tags: dessert

One Local Summer, wk3: Squash + Berries

June 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

This week, with Father’s Day on Sunday, our one local summer “day” was spread out throughout the week. For Father’s Day, the husband and I went out to an Italian cheese and meat course at Cheesetique, followed by dinner at Rustico. Rustico is a great neighborhood restaurant that sources a lot of their products from [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes

Summer Solstice Shortcake

June 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Growing up, we had an annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival every Father’s Day weekend in June, at the country grange* just down the road from us. This was *the* event of the year on our dusty little mountain, with people coming from miles away (from The City, even, so you know it was a big deal) [...]

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Tags: dessert · recipes · traditions