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Entries from September 2012

Virginia Grown: Apple Picking at Stribling Orchards

September 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We were recently in a small market in our neighborhood picking up one or two things, when the boy picked up a shiny red apple and tossed it in the basket. I admit I felt more than a little silly telling him to put it back — but we had a bag full of fresh, [...]

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

New MOM’s Organic Market Opens in Merrifield

September 14th, 2012 · 3 Comments

We’re long time fans of MOM’s Organic Market, but moving away from the Alexandria location has made it harder to visit — until now. MOM’s has opened it’s newest Virginia location in Merrifield. (Technically it’s in Fairfax but just outside Falls Church.) Merrifield is the site of the coming-soon Mosaic District shopping center which will [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · around DC

Sweet Corn Chowder with Shrimp

September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

With fall on the way, I had the idea of a fresh corn chowder teeming with local sweet corn before it disappears from the markets. I kept it as simple as possible to really let the corn shine. To make a meal out of it, I sauteed some wild Key West shrimp in garlic, finished [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes · soup · summer · weeknight meals

At Market: Apple Fennel Salad

September 8th, 2012 · 1 Comment

These early days of September are full of mixed messages at the farmers market. Summer peaches can still be found, but are quickly edged out by the teeming bins of apples. Cherry tomatoes and okra share table space with the first acorn and butternut squash. Rosh Hashanah is quickly approaching (September 16) — the Jewish [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · recipe · salad · summer · weeknight meals