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Entries from November 2008

Turkey Chanterelle Pot Pie

November 28th, 2008 · No Comments

There are few things more comforting on a chilly winter day than a piping hot chicken pot pie out of the oven. Pot pie was one of the first things I taught myself to make when I was learning to cook, and is what I crave when I’m sick. This turkey version provides another option [...]

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Tags: mushrooms · proteins · recipes

Cranberry Baked Brie

November 26th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Looking for a last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer? This cranberry baked brie kicks things off with seasonal flavors and will keep your guests happy if the turkey is a little slow arriving on the table — always a challenge if you’re cooking with toddlers underfoot! Recipe: Cranberry Baked Brie I couldn’t resist Whole Foods’ new Isigny Ste. [...]

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Tags: cheese · recipes

Local Flavor, Turkey Edition

November 21st, 2008 · No Comments

If you missed out on pre-ordering your heritage bird, EcoFriendly reports that they will be bringing a limited quantity of turkeys to the Courthouse (Saturday) and Dupont Circle (Sunday) farmers markets, first-come, first-serve. If you prefer your turkeys still free ranging, bundle up and take a hike at Turkey Run Park off the G.W. Parkway! [...]

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Tags: Local Flavor Friday · at market

Organic Spiced Cranberry Sauce

November 20th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Now that we’ve covered why organic cranberries are important for your health and the environment, how easy are they to find? Read on for my shopping recap, or just skip to the bottom for my Spiced Cranberry Sauce recipe. I scoured the produce sections at three local grocery stores, Safeway, Giant and Whole Foods. I [...]

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Tags: behind the label · holiday · ingredients · on the side · recipes

Fresh from the Cranberry Bogs

November 19th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Part One of Two on sustainable cranberry sauce for your Thanksgiving dinner… While cranberry-sauce-in-a-can is always on our Thanksgiving table to appease my “traditionalist” husband and in-laws, I make one or two fresh variations as well. I’ve always been intrigued by the notion of cranberry bogs. While my home state Oregon actually boasts a few, [...]

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Tags: behind the label · eco-friendly · food for thought · fresh from the... · holiday · ingredients · recipes · water