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Entries from May 2012

At Market: What to Make with Garlic Scapes

May 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It warms my heart around this time each year when my old garlic scape recipes suddenly see a spike in traffic — because it means people are hitting the farmers markets and trying something new. Garlic scapes, or curls, as our CSA farm calls them, are one of those things you won’t find in the [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · spring

Where to Pick Strawberries This Weekend {Virginia}

May 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, though our earlier-than-usual spring means we’ve already been enjoying them for weeks. (As evidenced by, well, my last ten posts, give or take…). Assuming you’re not sick of them yet, here are a few favorite places to get out and [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · fresh from the... · local farms

At the H Street NE FreshFarm Market

May 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The younger foodie tot and I stopped by the H Street NE FreshFarm Market last weekend to finally scope out one of the few markets on the east side of town. At a new location this season (on 13th at H St., NE) , it’s a great little neighborhood market with some well-known vendors (Atwater’s [...]

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Tags: around DC · at market · spring

Kids Cook: Baked Snapper in Parchment

May 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

We had a fabulously delicious weekend, including our Food Revolution picnic at the Washington Monument — before participating in Yoga on the Mall. Taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, we had another picnic with friends on Sunday, for which I made my favorite summer salad — my asparagus version of Heidi Swanson’s “Mostly Not [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · fish · kids cook monday · recipes

Food Revolution Day

May 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Y’all know about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, right? His television shows brought viewers into the front lines of the childhood obesity battle, and a battle it is when faced with a food industry that will spend millions in marketing rather than admit that chocolate milk is not, in fact, a health food. (Neither is Nutella, [...]

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Tags: around DC · events · food for thought