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Entries from July 2008

Squash Blossoms Rellena de Oyamel

July 30th, 2008 · 12 Comments

While we unfortunately weren’t able to actually eat at Oyamel during their Squash Blossom Festival last week, there was no way I was going to miss Chef Joe Raffa’s demo and tasting at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market Thursday evening. I have been going to Penn Quarter on occasion for years – a former coworker [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes · weeknight meals

Squash Blossoms at Oyamel

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

For local readers … if you missed Chef Raffa at market Thursday, head on over to Oyamel this weekend to catch their Sopa de Flores de Calabasa (Squash Blossom Soup) and other special treats featuring this fleeting summer ingredient! Flor de Calabaza Rellena recipe coming soon!

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Tags: restaurants

Compromise and Indulgences

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

This week, the Washington Post‘s Mighty Appetite blog is hosting an Eat Local Challenge. I signed up, even though we are already doing the One Local Summer challenge, and frankly, at this time of year it’s almost more of a challenge not to eat local — at least when you spend as much time at [...]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · ingredients · one local summer

Roasted Roma Tomato Pappardelle

July 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The first CSA tomatoes of the season arrived in our bag yesterday, which means a quick stop at Cheesetique for pasta and cheese is all that’s needed to put together a fast, fresh pasta dish. This week, I used red pepper pappardelle. I had orange Roma tomatoes, which I quick roasted in my cast iron [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes · weeknight meals

Kitchen Memories Winner!

July 22nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have to thank everyone who shared their favorite food memories for our contest. From fresh from the field, or off the truck, sweet corn to blackberry picking in Oregon and the apple orchards of Ojai, Michigan and upstate New York; date shakes from Palm Springs and the cheese of Marin County with a family [...]

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Tags: saving family farms