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Entries Tagged as 'eat local challenge'

You’re Invited to Local Potluck Tuesdays

June 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

This past weekend was the unofficial kick-off of summer, and by now, farmers markets have opened in most areas of the country. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with eating locally, as the coming weeks will see the tables at markets and farm stands laden with berries, squash, melons, corn, and the locavore’s ultimate […]

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One Local Summer Kicks Off June 1

May 30th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Calling all farmers market fans! Whether you’re an experienced locavore or just curious about whether you could survive cooking with only locally-grown ingredients, you’re invited to join in for a three-month local eating challenge. One Local Summer 2009, hosted by Farm to Philly, begins this Monday, June 1. Participants commit to cooking one entirely local (except […]

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Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

October 13th, 2008 · Comments Off on Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

An essential component of a DC summer, we finally had our Old Bay-doused, steamed Maryland blue crabs* this weekend at Quarterdeck. Nothing like cutting it close; Columbus Day is generally the end of crab season. It was less crowded than at the peak of summer though, and these meaty, sweet jumbo crabs were worth the […]

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Eat Local Challenge, Week 1: Sweet Potato & Sausage Skillet Saute

October 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The first few days of the Eat Local Challenge were not terribly successful, as they coincided with a work conference that required me to eat several meals in a hotel. One lunch was particularly comic in its seasonal schizophrenia, with asparagus atop sweet potatoes. The weekend farmers market visits enabled me to re-stock the fridge […]

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Beer Can Chicken + Sweet Potatoes

October 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Beer Can Chicken + Sweet Potatoes

This is a favorite fall meal, when we’re in the mood for roast chicken but it’s still nice enough outside to grill. The only problem is that we rarely have cans of beer in the house, but I improvised by pouring beer into an empty coke can instead. The beer steams the chicken from within […]

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