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Entries from July 2011

Local Farm-to-Street Party in DC

July 15th, 2011 · 16 Comments

Washington, DC’s first ever Farm-to-Street Party takes place tomorrow, Saturday, July 16, on V Street, NW, between 13th and 14th Streets. (Right outside Busboys & Poets.) Part of the inaugural Eat Local First DC local foods week, the Street Party will feature activities for kids, a chance to soak Busboys & Poets owner Andy Shallal [...]

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Tags: around DC · eatLocalDC · events · foodietots in dc

Getting Social at the Farmers Market

July 9th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Summer’s here and farmers markets are open all across the country — even in Minnesota, I hear.* I’ve written before about how fabulous farmers markets are for kids — my son will eat anything a farmer offers him to sample, especially if it comes on a toothpick. Earlier this week we went to the Crystal [...]

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Tags: around DC · at market

Sour Cherries and the Trouble with Pies

July 5th, 2011 · 25 Comments

What is it about baking a pie that strikes fear into the heart of even accomplished home cooks and, ahem, food bloggers alike? A flaky pie crust is a lovely showcase for summer’s ripest berries and fruit, but it’s that pesky crust that seems to spoil the best pie-making intentions. I’m guilty myself of scrapping [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · dessert · summer