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Entries from May 2009

One Local Summer Kicks Off June 1

May 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Calling all farmers market fans!¬†Whether you’re an experienced locavore or just curious about whether you could survive cooking with only locally-grown ingredients, you’re invited to join in for a three-month local eating challenge. One Local Summer 2009, hosted by Farm to Philly, begins this Monday, June 1. Participants commit to cooking one entirely local (except [...]

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Tags: eat local challenge · one local summer

Artos the Greek Celebration Bread

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

The second bread in the Bread Baker’s Apprentice (BBA) challenge was Artos, a Greek celebration bread typically enjoyed for Christmas or Easter. While I added the fruits found in the Christmas version, I stuck with the basic Artos shape rather than adding the decorative cross design. The recipe begins with a starter, either a barm [...]

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Tags: baking · holiday · recipes

Celebrate Virginia’s Bounty

May 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

You know we love our local farms. And you know we love to visit them as often as we can. Now, we have not one but two Summer Solstice dinner parties providing an evening savoring the best of Virginia’s fields and vine under the stars. Preparing the dual feasts are Alexandria’s (the mid-Atlantic’s, really) best [...]

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Tags: recipes

At Market: Chive Blossoms and Spring Greens

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week’s Market Watch features the hunt for local rhubarb, and read on for a recipe for jazzing up greens to appeal to picky kids (or grown ups). At the Alexandria & District Markets: While strawberries are in abundance at the Del Ray Farmers Market, the first spring peas from Three Way Farm were snatched [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes · vegetables

Opening Day at New Crystal Farms Market

May 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

I was thrilled to hear of a new market opening this year in Crystal City — conveniently located on my way home from the office — that takes place on Tuesdays from 3pm – 7pm. Smartly located on the stretch of Crystal Drive closest to the Metro station, the Crystal Farms Market is geared towards [...]

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Tags: at market · weeknight meals