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Entries from September 2009

Breaking the Bread Baking Fast

September 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that I decided to join the Bread Baker’s Apprentice challenge, and breathlessly announced my plans for “a year in bread.” The first recipe, mercifully, was simple and turned out perfectly, and I thought I was hooked on the yeasty aroma and feeling of accomplishment on pulling a [...]

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Tags: baking · holiday · recipes

At Market: Puffy Sweet Corn Pancake

September 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fall may be my favorite season, but that doesn’t mean I don’t hoard the summer produce just as long as possible. Sweet summer corn in particular, and this year my favorite has been the white corn from Three Way Farm at the Del Ray Farmers Market. Pancakes and kids are pretty much a sure thing, [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · cooking with kids · one local harvest · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals

Announcing Kids Cook Book Soup!

September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments

Kids are back in school, fall is in the air, and the autumn harvest is in full swing. Now it’s time for your kids to hit the books … in the kitchen! I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that reading with your young children helps build language skills. And you’ve probably gathered that [...]

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Tags: recipes

From the White House to DC School Cafeterias: Local Flavor Week

September 18th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama opened the new FreshFarms Market by the White House. Next week, the fresh, local food movement will march not on the marble steps of the Capitol, but down hallways of the District’s public, charter and private schools. As part of this week’s “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” roll-out by [...]

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

At Market: Simple Tomato Gazpacho

September 14th, 2009 · 12 Comments

At the Alexandria Markets: We’ve returned to our Alexandria farmers markets after our recent travels, and witnessed that unequivocal sign of seasons changing from summer to fall in the peaches and tomatoes being nudged out by apples, pears, and early winter squash. Now I don’t know if there’s some sort of zucchini shortage in Northern [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · one local harvest · recipes · soup · weeknight meals