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Local Potluck Tuesday (and Recipes for Peach Season)

July 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’ve been to a DC-area farmers market lately, I don’t have to tell you peaches are here. After a couple week hiatus, we stopped by the Crystal City Farmers Market last week to stock up on fruit at Kuhn Orchard — but I passed up the peaches and went for apricots, plums, blue and [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · local potluck tuesday · recipes

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 Market: West Virginia Ramp Crepes

April 30th, 2009 · 13 Comments

In typical DC fashion, we jumped from unseasonably cool to 90 degrees this past weekend. Toddler in tow, I made it out to the markets a little earlier this time and successfully obtained my two wishlist items: ramps and asparagus. At the Old Town Alexandria market, the khaki-colored umbrellas of Bigg Riggs farm were a [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · recipes

Shellfish on Friday

February 27th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Now that Lent is here, I have even more incentive to try new seafood recipes to incorporate more sustainable seafood into our diet. This was actually our Shrove Tuesday pancake meal, but we will definitely be making it again. Shellfish is loaded with nutrients (scallops with vitamin B12) and while my son isn’t yet slurping [...]

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Tags: fish · recipes · seafood

Chesapeake Corn and Peach Crepes

August 4th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Last weekend, the toddler and I wrapped up the Maryland/WaPo Eat Local Challenge week with a tour of the farmstands and markets of the Chesapeake shores. The husband was away for work, so I thought the boy and I would fake a beach trip with day-trips to the Bay. On Friday nights, the town of [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes · whole grains