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Favorite Things: No-Cook Summer Suppers

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our favorite things week continues with a non-recipe — because I don’t spend much time developing new recipes here at the close of summer. Pretty much everything found at the market or in our CSA bag can be served fresh or quickly grilled with a little cheese and few slices of bread. Why make things [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · salad

CSA Sign Up Season is Here

February 12th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Regardless of whether you believe the groundhog’s prediction of an early spring, your local farmers are gearing up for spring plantings. And you can help by signing up for a farm share, or “CSA.” (CSA = community supported agriculture.) If you’ve incorporated a weekly (or more) farmers market trip into your routine, joining a CSA [...]

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Tags: CSA · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the...

Support Farmer Heinz (and a Sunchoke Soup Recipe)

January 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

A local Maryland farm, Next Step Produce, recently lost their boiler room in a fire. They lost $1600 worth in seeds in the fire and are unable to heat their greenhouses until the boiler room is rebuilt. Read more about the situation here, or go to FreshFarm Markets’ website to make a contribution to the [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · PSA · at market · local farms · mushrooms · organic · recipes · soup · vegetables · winter

Local Potluck Tuesday July 6 (and Garlic Scape Chimichurri)

July 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

As we prepared to welcome baby #2, this holiday weekend was an exercise in clearing out our CSA produce from the fridge. We grilled flank steak one evening, and I had chimichurri on the mind but was missing jalapeno peppers. (Chimichurri is a South American pesto-style green sauce, typically made with parsley and peppers. We [...]

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Tags: CSA · grilled · local potluck tuesday

Local Potluck Tuesday June 22 (and Swiss Chard with Tomatoes)

June 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Swiss chard is pretty much a weekly constant in our summer CSA share. I enjoy it just fine sauteed on its own — but the boy doesn’t (yet) eat leafy greens and the husband has merely grown to tolerate it over the years. Attempts to boost flavor with dried cranberries and/or bacon didn’t impress, but [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · greens · local potluck tuesday · vegetables