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Southern Comfort at Evening Star Cafe

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

We may live in (Northern) Virginia, but aside from my occasional, tongue-in-cheek “y’all,” we haven’t adopted too many Southern mannerisms. But every once in a while, you just get a craving for something artery-clogging, particularly on a cold, snowy January day. Rather than channeling Paula Deen and deep-frying something at home, we opted to head [...]

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At Market: Simple Tomato Gazpacho

September 14th, 2009 · 12 Comments

At the Alexandria Markets: We’ve returned to our Alexandria farmers markets after our recent travels, and witnessed that unequivocal sign of seasons changing from summer to fall in the peaches and tomatoes being nudged out by apples, pears, and early winter squash. Now I don’t know if there’s some sort of zucchini shortage in Northern [...]

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

America’s Next Farmers Market Star?

August 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Foodie Tot is not the only one excited about the opportunity to profess his love for the markets during National Farmers Market Week. There are not one but two separate online contests underway asking voters to chose their favorite farmers market. To me, that’s like asking a parent to name their favorite child. Sure, [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · food for thought · proteins

Obama Kids in the Neighborhood

June 21st, 2009 · 3 Comments

“Who Wore It Better?”, Dairy Godmother frozen custard edition … (left, the boy, 10.29.07. right, Sasha Obama, 6.20.09)

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Dining Out in the Neighborhood (and a review of La Strada in Del Ray)

June 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

As we begin One Local Summer this week, it’s a good prompt to remember to eat locally when dining out as well. Family-owned, independent restaurants are struggling in this economy, and don’t have the corporate safety net that chain restaurants do. We’re lucky to live in a neighborhood with several great independent establishments that also [...]

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