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Entries from May 2011

Frosting for the Cause: Mango Lassi Cupcakes

May 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today I’m honored to be posting on Frosting for the Cause — a 365-day baking project launched by Paula of Vanilla Bean Baker to raise funds for cancer research to honor the women in our lives who’ve been affected by cancer. I don’t think I know anyone who hasn’t had cancer touch someone in their [...]

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Tags: PSA · baking · foodietots around the web

Worm Wednesday: Celebrating Strawberries

May 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I’ve lived in Virginia for more than a decade (gulp), and yet I still have trouble thinking of May as strawberry season. Growing up, the grange down the road from our house hosted an enormous strawberry shortcake festival every Father’s Day weekend. On the bright side, Virginia’s accelerated berry season means I get to enjoy [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · eatLocalDC · foodietots kitchen garden · local farms · summer

Mostly Not Potato Salad

May 24th, 2011 · 4 Comments

As a long-time fan of Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks blog, I was eager to get my hands on her newest cookbook, Simply Natural Every Day. This lovely book features the recipes Heidi makes often at home, and they are all straight-forward and approachable. While going through and trying to narrow down the recipes to make [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · spring · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Worm Wednesday: Egglings from Mossy

May 18th, 2011 · 6 Comments

If you’re still on the fence about planting a garden this spring, here’s a super fun idea: seeds planted in empty eggshells. Even if you’ve already started a garden, this is a quick project to do with kids on a rainy day (if you don’t mind a little mess indoors) — or file it away [...]

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Tags: foodietots kitchen garden

At Market: Two Minute Asparagus (and West End Market Opening Day)

May 14th, 2011 · 39 Comments

Yes, I’m still harping on asparagus. For a moment at the market this morning I hesitated, knowing we won’t be in town for the whole week and thinking I might not get to cooking it. And then I caved and bought just one little bunch of perfectly tender little stalks from Black Rock Orchard. What [...]

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Tags: at market · preserving · recipes · spring · vegetables