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Entries from September 2010

Know Your Farmer: Rappahannock County Farm Tour This Weekend

September 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do you know where your food comes from? Sure, you go to the market, exchange a few pleasantries with the farmer as you shell out cash for those locally-grown carrots or free-range eggs, but do you really know where they come from? This weekend is the first of several fall farm tours around the DC [...]

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{Savoring September} Nectarine Gelato

September 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I wasn’t kidding about squeezing every last bit of summer out of the month. Today may be the first day of fall, but don’t pack up the ice cream maker just yet. It’s supposed to reach 90 degrees in DC again today, and you can still find sweet white nectarines at the farmers market. So [...]

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In the Bag: Baked Ratatouille

September 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what we’ve been getting in our CSA bag, from Potomac Vegetable Farms. Of course tomatoes were the star over the past month or so, along with lots of beans, onions and garlic. Oddly, we went for three weeks without a zucchini, only to get two small ones last [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · meatless monday · one local summer · recipe · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Savoring September

September 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels a sense of dread and anxiety when the “back to school” displays appear in stores each summer. With a mid-August birthday, my birthday gift was often a new back-to-school wardrobe. While shopping for fall clothes is still a favorite activity, I still can’t help but panic [...]

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Tags: at market · family · food for thought

Spitting Encouraged

September 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

When was the last time your kids participated in a spitting contest? No, not spitting at each other — spitting watermelon seeds? One summer when I was growing up, our local library’s summer reading contest culminated in a summer festival. I remember the highlight was, not the free books we’d earned, but facing off against [...]

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