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Apple Cider Doughnuts {and Where to Pick Apples}

September 30th, 2011 · 44 Comments

L’Shana Tova to our Jewish readers out there. It’s customary to ring in the Jewish new year with apples dipped in honey — one tradition taken very seriously by my apple-addicted son. In fact, apples and honey comprised his and his friends’ entire meal last night at dinner — at least until hours later when [...]

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Tags: around DC · baking · cooking with kids · fall · fresh from the... · recipes

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pureé

October 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Happy October! While I may spend my Septembers pretending summer isn’t over, October 1st is officially time to bring out the Halloween decorations, head to the apple orchards and pumpkin fields, and begin the fall baking season. And nothing says fall like pumpkin … bread, muffins, pie, cheesecake, there is no shortage of ways to [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · pantry

Kids Cook: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

October 27th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This is our entry for Kids Cook Book Soup — Apples! Check back later today for the full round-up. The Story: This lovely book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman, caught my eye at the bookstore with its colorful illustrations. In it, a little girl sets out to [...]

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Tags: apples · baked goods · cooking with kids · dessert · kids cook book soup · recipes

At Market: Apple Sausage Skillet Cornbread

October 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you it’s officially apple season at the markets. Honeycrisps, gala, rambo, winesap, mutsu, braeburn, pink lady… — you may not find these names at the grocery store, but our local farmers markets offer an amazing variety of vintage varieties. And of course, we’ve been to orchards — picking [...]

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At Market: Puffy Sweet Corn Pancake

September 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fall may be my favorite season, but that doesn’t mean I don’t hoard the summer produce just as long as possible. Sweet summer corn in particular, and this year my favorite has been the white corn from Three Way Farm at the Del Ray Farmers Market. Pancakes and kids are pretty much a sure thing, [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · cooking with kids · one local harvest · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals