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Entries from January 2010

Southern Comfort at Evening Star Cafe

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

We may live in (Northern) Virginia, but aside from my occasional, tongue-in-cheek “y’all,” we haven’t adopted too many Southern mannerisms. But every once in a while, you just get a craving for something artery-clogging, particularly on a cold, snowy January day. Rather than channeling Paula Deen and deep-frying something at home, we opted to head [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · foodietots reviews · restaurants

Meatless Monday ~ Mushroom Polenta

January 25th, 2010 · 3 Comments

We were very disappointed to lose the mushroom vendor from our neighborhood (Del Ray) market this past year, especially as I had made such great progress the prior year in convincing my previously mushroom-adverse husband that they really weren’t so bad. So now to get our local ‘shroom fix I have to head to one [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · mushrooms · recipes

Moroccan Lamb Stew {and Del Ray & Dupont Winter Markets}

January 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments

After an extended holiday absence, we finally made it back to the Del Ray Farmers Market this past weekend. The winter market is small, with ringleaders Tom the Cheese Guy and Smith Meadows meats holding down the fort. There’s a new vendor this year, The Dressed Up Nut, selling sweet spiced nuts and gluten-free biscotti. [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes

Local: Dine-Out Friday for DC Farm-to-School

January 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

A special announcement from the DC Farm to School Network: Looking for an excuse for a night out this Friday?  Look no further!  On January 22nd you can support locally-owned restaurants, the sustainable local food economy, and Washington, DC kids!  The DC Farm to School Network’s Local Restaurants for Local Kids fundraiser is happening at [...]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · events