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20 Minute Cider Black Beans with Bacon

October 26th, 2011 · 17 Comments

A confession: I avoided black beans for nearly a decade, after being scarred by my mother’s frequent cooking of them during my high school years. Thanks to the open floor plan of my childhood home, the scent wafted throughout the house relentlessly. I don’t know why it was so offensive at the time, but just [...]

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Tags: beans · ingredients · proteins · recipe · weeknight meals

Clementines for the Holidays

December 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s no secret that citrus is one of the reasons I could never live on a 100% local diet — at least not without moving back to California first. As soon as the weather dips near freezing, I start stocking up on grapefruit, oranges, Meyer lemons or, my favorite, clementines. As much as possible I [...]

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Tags: fruit · ingredients · restaurants

At Market: Cantaloupe Soup with Ham and Basil

August 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments

(Don’t forget, it’s National Farmers Market Week and the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets photo contest is now open!) For a good portion of my life, I hated cantaloupe. I would eat honeydew and watermelon without a second thought, but carefully, obsessively, pick out any orange-fleshed melon pieces from fruit salads. When the Foodie Tot [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · ingredients · one local summer · recipes · soup

At Market: Squash Blossom Succotash (and get ready for Farmers Market Week!)

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July at the Markets: Summer harvest is in full stride now at the Alexandria/DC markets, with sweet corn, summer squash, and the first heirloom tomatoes making their debut. Blueberries and raspberries will soon be gone, and early varieties of apples are already turning up. I intended to make Oyamel’s squash blossom soup with my recent [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · ingredients · recipes · weeknight meals · whole grains

At the Winter Markets, Sunchokes, Brussels & Quince

December 9th, 2008 · 5 Comments

While not all of us get to enjoy sunny weather and fresh local citrus year-round, you may be surprised at the variety of local produce that’s still available even into December. Here in the DC area, apples and pears are winter mainstays, along with sweet potatoes and other root vegetables. Greens and other vegetables are [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · ingredients