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Entries from June 2010

Local Potluck Tuesday June 29

June 29th, 2010 · 6 Comments

It’s not unusual for “spring” in the DC area to go from frosty cool to hot and steamy within days. But this year’s extremely hot temperatures started early and haven’t let up, resulting in summer produce flying through the markets. It’s not yet July and I’m hearing this may be the last week for cherries. [...]

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Local Potluck Tuesday June 22 (and Swiss Chard with Tomatoes)

June 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Swiss chard is pretty much a weekly constant in our summer CSA share. I enjoy it just fine sauteed on its own — but the boy doesn’t (yet) eat leafy greens and the husband has merely grown to tolerate it over the years. Attempts to boost flavor with dried cranberries and/or bacon didn’t impress, but [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · greens · local potluck tuesday · vegetables

Gooseberries and other Lesser Known Berries (and 5 links for Friday)

June 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Gooseberries are one of those things I don’t think to seek out at the market, but am always pleasantly surprised to find on the table when they arrive in early summer. What’s a gooseberry? I didn’t know myself until I spotted them at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market a few years ago. They are small [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · dessert · five on friday

Local Potluck Tuesday June 15 (and Strawberry Shortcake)

June 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I couldn’t let strawberry season pass us by without the obligatory sink-full-of-berry photo, er, recipes, right? After being told one local farm was out of strawberries, I rushed to our neighborhood farmers market first thing last Saturday to grab half a flat from Black Rock Orchard. I made a small batch of freezer jam and [...]

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Local Potluck Tuesday, June 8

June 8th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Welcome to the first Local Potluck Tuesday! With farmers market season officially underway across the U.S., I hope you’ll stop in each week to share what you’re cooking from your local food sources — the farmers market, a CSA, or your own backyard. This week at the FoodieTots household, we had a spring pea and [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · local potluck tuesday · vegetables