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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

Grapefruit Avocado Salad

January 5th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I once had the fortune to ride out a Florida hurricane at my great aunt’s house. How was this fortuitous, you may ask. Well for starters, I was with my uncle and aunt. Like any good son of an Italian mother, my uncle cooked up a storm as long as the power held out — [...]

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Tags: fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad

At Market: Watermelon Carpaccio with Chèvre

August 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

It’s melon season! The foodie tots and I can’t get enough of melons in every size and color — we’ve enjoyed cantaloupe, honeydew, sun melon, a melon that looked like cantaloupe on the outside but was green like honeydew on the inside, and of course, watermelon. Now, I consider myself something of a watermelon expert, [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · recipe · summer

Spiced Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This is my favorite holiday salad — fresh pomegranate arils sparkle like little jewels to make any meal festive. It was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner (at my brother and sister-in-law’s new home), and will likely make a repeat appearance on Christmas Eve as well. If you have time, roasting the pears makes it even [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad

{Preserving Summer} Bourbon Peach Jam

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I mentioned we recently went peach picking at Hollin Farms in Fauquier County, Virginia. Unfortunately my preserving aspirations exceeded my hands-free time during the week (one so quickly forgets how time-consuming infants can be) so sadly we lost a few to spoilage before I got a chance to put up a batch of jam. (We [...]

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Tags: fresh from the... · fruit · local farms · preserving · recipes