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Entries from July 2008

Chimichurri Flank Steak

July 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment

Part of our local Saturday Supper, this grilled flank steak is simple, quick and perfect for entertaining. Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce commonly served with steak. With parsley and peppers, it’s a spicier take on the traditional pesto. It also makes a great marinade to add even more flavor to your steak. Cut the grilled [...]

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Tags: proteins · weeknight meals

At Market: Patriotic Potato Salad

July 21st, 2008 · 8 Comments

Despite the intense heat, the Alexandria markets were mobbed this weekend. I’m actually starting to prefer the West End Market over Del Ray, because DR is just too crowded this summer. And West End has more and cheaper fruit and berries. (Blueberries at Del Ray were $3.50/pt, while Papa’s at WE had them for $3/pt, [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes · salad

Farm Fresh DC, July

July 16th, 2008 · 3 Comments

When last we surveyed the DC-area farmers market cooks, strawberries were center stage. Now that summer is heating up, we’ve been finishing off cherry and lettuce season, and tomatoes, squash, peaches and corn are on the horizon. It’s no surprise given DC’s steamy summers that the common theme this month seems to be refreshing salads. [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · recipes

One Local Chesapeake Summer

July 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

A trip to the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market this past weekend allowed us to pick up some treats not offered at our neighborhood markets — including Cibola Farm’s buffalo hot dogs and Chesapeake Bay blue crab (soft shells and lump meat). Paired with fresh produce from the market and our CSA, we had three simple, [...]

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Tags: one local summer · proteins · seafood

Summer Sweets: Clafoutis!

July 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

I’ve never been a huge cherry fan, but after getting reacquainted with fresh Rainier cherries I thought maybe I’d give some other varieties another try. This past weekend at the market, I picked up a quart of yellow-tinged Queen Anne cherries, slightly tart like the Rainiers. Another stand had signs saying last week for gooseberries. [...]

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Tags: at market · baby food · dessert · proteins · recipes