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Entries from June 2009

One Local Supper, BLT Fettuccine

June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were out of town again over the weekend, so our local foods eating was partly an effort to use up market and CSA produce before we left. This colorful pasta creation used a rainbow of locally-sourced ingredients, starting with a favorite staple at our house, fresh pasta by Nancy of Smith Meadows. Nancy uses [...]

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

At Market: Cherries, Tomatoes & Cherry Tomatoes

June 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

The aforementioned Saturday morning thunderstorms made for a damp morning at the Del Ray Farmers Market, but fair weather shoppers missed out on one of the best weeks of the year — the turning point between spring and summer where the final strawberries cross paths with the first field-ripened tomatoes and even a few small [...]

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Tags: at market

Virginia Farmland Solstice Supper

June 22nd, 2009 · 11 Comments

Saturday morning I awoke thinking it must still be night given how little light was coming in through the blinds. No, just yet another rainy morning. My heart sank fearing that our “fork to farm” summer solstice dinner, to be cooked by Vermilion‘s Chef Tony Chittum in the fields of our CSA farm, Potomac Vegetable [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · for grownups only · fresh from the... · one local summer · saving family farms

Obama Kids in the Neighborhood

June 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

“Who Wore It Better?”, Dairy Godmother frozen custard edition … (left, the boy, 10.29.07. right, Sasha Obama, 6.20.09)

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Tags: foodietot faves

Kids’ Restaurant Week Kick-Off (and a dinner at Art & Soul)

June 19th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Foodie Tot and I attended the Cookie + Gourmet Kids’ Restaurant Week kick-off at Eastern Market on Saturday, catching the fun cooking demos with Zola‘s Chef Greg Lloyd and Firefly‘s Chef Danny Bortnick and son. I know the vendors and businesses aren’t exactly thrilled with the 7th Street closure at the market, but the [...]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · foodietots reviews · restaurants