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Sour Cherries and the Trouble with Pies

July 5th, 2011 · 25 Comments

What is it about baking a pie that strikes fear into the heart of even accomplished home cooks and, ahem, food bloggers alike? A flaky pie crust is a lovely showcase for summer’s ripest berries and fruit, but it’s that pesky crust that seems to spoil the best pie-making intentions. I’m guilty myself of scrapping [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · dessert · summer

Almond French Toast with Cherry Apricot Compote

July 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

As promised, July is cherry month here at FoodieTots. I know it’s the tail end of the season around DC, but elsewhere they’re just coming into season. While I bought all the Bing and sour pie cherries I could during our too-short season, I never spotted Queen Anne cherries this year — the yellow-red cherries [...]

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Tags: at market · breakfast · fruit · recipes

Whole Wheat Cherry Crumb Cake

July 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered why blueberries get all the coffee cake glory? Yeah, they’re good … but cherries are bigger, brighter and perfectly sweet. I’ve been eating too many soulless Starbucks coffee cakes lately and had a craving for a real, homemade crumb cake this past weekend. I remembered reading about Smitten Kitchen’s “Big Crumb [...]

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Bourbon Cherry Cobbler

July 10th, 2009 · 61 Comments

A Southern Cherry Cobbler Recipe: The sour cherries we bought from Toigo last weekend went into a July 4th cobbler. I started with a recipe from 101 Cookbooks, the wonderful blog whose author is also responsible for the “Super Natural Recipe Search” button you may have noticed over on my left sidebar. I made a [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · cooking with toddlers · dessert · grains · one local summer · organic · recipes

At Market: Cherries, Charcuterie & Canteloupe (and a Honey Bee love note)

July 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Updates on the early July finds at our local farmers markets, and scroll down to learn why you should satisfy your sweet tooth with something honey-sweetened today! At the Del Ray Farmers Market: Last week we returned to the Crystal City Farmers Market to check out its newest additions, and returned to the Del Ray [...]

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