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Gooseberries and other Lesser Known Berries (and 5 links for Friday)

June 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Gooseberries are one of those things I don’t think to seek out at the market, but am always pleasantly surprised to find on the table when they arrive in early summer. What’s a gooseberry? I didn’t know myself until I spotted them at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market a few years ago. They are small [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · dessert · five on friday

At the Beaverton Ore. Farmers Market, SuperBlueberry, Hot Crepes and Cold Berry Sodas

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 2 of 3 in our Oregon travelogue. Read about our farmers market visit, or skip to the end for some Maryland local food events this weekend! As I mentioned previously, it is berry season in Oregon and the food theme of our trip can be summed up in three words: berries, berries, and berries. [...]

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One Local Summer, Pacific NW edition

July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

We made our annual trek to the Pacific Northwest this past weekend, a little earlier than in recent years which put us smack in the middle of berry season. It was, as always, too short a visit and I didn’t manage to cook anything myself this time. (Oh, how those lovely artichokes at the market [...]

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Pacific NW Snapshots: Portland Market Peppers + Morels

September 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In my previous wrap-up of our vacation, I mentioned the fabulous North Portland coffee shop Random Order where we had locally-roasted espresso and pies featuring locally-grown ingredients. I have a few more food highlights to share from our trip to the Pacific Northwest, where everything is big and bold, from the mountains to the coffee, [...]

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Summer Solstice Shortcake

June 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Growing up, we had an annual Strawberry Shortcake Festival every Father’s Day weekend in June, at the country grange* just down the road from us. This was *the* event of the year on our dusty little mountain, with people coming from miles away (from The City, even, so you know it was a big deal) [...]

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Tags: dessert · recipes · traditions