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FRESHFARM Week: Meet The Mushroom Stand

July 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve written about mushrooms a lot, but haven’t properly introduced our source: The Mushroom Stand, or Mother Earth Organics from Pennsylvania. Ferial Welsh, better known as The Mushroom Lady, can be found each week at FRESHFARM Penn Quarter or Dupont Circle patiently explaining the difference between her numerous mushroom varieties and offering cooking instructions. I [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news · mushrooms

At Market: What to Make with Garlic Scapes

May 30th, 2012 · 4 Comments

It warms my heart around this time each year when my old garlic scape recipes suddenly see a spike in traffic — because it means people are hitting the farmers markets and trying something new. Garlic scapes, or curls, as our CSA farm calls them, are one of those things you won’t find in the [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · spring

{At Market} Strawberry Horchata

April 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I still can’t believe how early strawberry season began this year. We got our first Virginia berries of the year at the Falls Church Farmers Market last weekend, and a few more this weekend. The foodie tots have been ecstatic. The first week, they downed a pint at breakfast as soon as I returned from [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · drinks · global flavors · kids cook monday · recipes · spring · summer

Worm Wednesday: How to Start an Herb Garden

May 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Perhaps you don’t have enough room, or time, for a full-size garden. An herb garden is an easy way to dabble in gardening and can be done on a window sill, porch or anywhere where you can stick a pot. Planting an herb garden is a good project for young kids, as it can be [...]

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Tags: at market · foodietots kitchen garden

{Meatless Monday} Spaghetti Caprese

August 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Eating meatless seems simpler in the summer, when steamy hot August days often leave me in the mood for little more than a salad for supper. The traditional caprese salad, comprised of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, is perfectly sufficient for dinner along with a few slices of a nice, crusty baguette. I was in the [...]

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Tags: at market · dairy · meatless monday · pasta · recipes · weeknight meals