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Shrimp with Corn and Tomato Garlic Sauce {#6SecondRecipe}

September 18th, 2013 · No Comments

There’s a shrimp dish at our favorite tapas restaurant that is pretty simple — shrimp in a garlic and chili infused olive oil. I used some of our last-of-the-season corn and tomatoes from our CSA to build on that garlic-and-shrimp combo for a really fast, fresh and flavorful weeknight family dinner. Shrimp is one of [...]

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Tags: global flavors · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals

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

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

Corn and Feta Quiche

April 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Welcome spring! Everything seems to be blooming early this year, with the first strawberries arriving at the markets in DC already. The kids and I have only just planted our garden, but it feels like corn season is already just around the corner. It *is* egg season, though — did you know that chickens raised [...]

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Tags: at market · kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Local Potluck Tuesday (and fresh picked Sweet Corn)

August 10th, 2010 · No Comments

My mom, brother and sister-in-law were in town this past weekend, so naturally I took advantage of the opportunity to have extra hands and dragged them out to an orchard for peach picking. (I have a little one to carry, after all.) We went to Hollin Farms this time in Fauquier County, a hilltop orchard [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · fresh from the... · local farms · local potluck tuesday · recipes · vegetables