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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

Quick Stewed Summer Squash and Sweet Corn

August 24th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s the home stretch of summer, when markets are teeming with fresh sweet corn, peppers, peaches, squash, tomatoes and melons. I’m pretty sure my kids would happily live on corn and watermelon, but the other veggies are too tasty to pass up. On a recent market trip, the foodie boy was particularly smitten with this [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes · summer · vegetables

At Market: How to Fry Squash Blossoms

June 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

This past weekend, the husband and tot hit up the new Westover Farmers Market in Arlington. It was near the end of the market so I didn’t have high hopes for too many goodies, but was pleasantly surprised when they brought home a basket of squash blossoms and sour cherries. Edible flowers are always fun [...]

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Tags: at market · cheese · kids cook monday · meatless monday · summer · vegetarian

{At Market} Strawberry Horchata

April 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I still can’t believe how early strawberry season began this year. We got our first Virginia berries of the year at the Falls Church Farmers Market last weekend, and a few more this weekend. The foodie tots have been ecstatic. The first week, they downed a pint at breakfast as soon as I returned from [...]

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