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Entries from April 2009

At Market: West Virginia Ramp Crepes

April 30th, 2009 · 13 Comments

In typical DC fashion, we jumped from unseasonably cool to 90 degrees this past weekend. Toddler in tow, I made it out to the markets a little earlier this time and successfully obtained my two wishlist items: ramps and asparagus. At the Old Town Alexandria market, the khaki-colored umbrellas of Bigg Riggs farm were a [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · recipes

At Market: Chesapeake Oysters and Arugula

April 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

This past week finally saw some beautiful spring weather, and market hopping was a lesson in patience and perseverance as the spring crops are only just beginning to roll in. At Penn Quarter last Thursday, morels had sold out within an hour, so I settled for black trumpet mushrooms. Another customer snatched the last two [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · recipes · weeknight meals

Blog for the Bay to Save our Chesapeake Blue Crabs

April 22nd, 2009 · 7 Comments

I use the term “Chesapeake Bay Foodshed” to describe the region from which we source as much of our fresh food as possible. Foodshed is a play on the term “watershed,” and it’s no secret that the Chesapeake Bay watershed is in trouble. Aside from a love of fresh oysters, crab and fish, I have [...]

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Tags: PSA · eatLocalDC · seafood

Announcing “Blog for the Bay” on Wednesday, April 22!

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Can you imagine DC cuisine without soft shells, crab cakes and crab pickin’? Neither can we! Calling all District foodies! FoodieTots and The Arugula Files will be co-hosting “Blog for the Bay” this Wednesday, April 22. Please join local food advocates on Earth Day and help rally District foodies to support clean water in the [...]

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Tags: PSA · eatLocalDC · food for thought · water

Free Range, Grass-Fed Beef (and Pork and Chicken)

April 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Part V of the Sustainable Family Supper series, and my submission to this week’s Fight Back Friday, hosted by the Food Renegade. It’s probably obvious by now that we are not vegetarians by any means. I actually did abstain from red meat for nearly 5 years during my idealistic youth (high school and college) for [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · proteins · sustainable family supper