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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

At the Market This Week #MarketVine

May 31st, 2013 · No Comments

Here’s a quick look at what you’ll find at the farmers markets this week, in the DC Metro area: asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, blueberries, even some cherries coming in! Westover Farmers Market ~ May from Colleen | GlassBottle on Vimeo. (Vine from the Westover Farmers Market in Arlington, Sundays, 8am-noon.)

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Postcard from Dane County Farmers Market, Wisconsin

May 19th, 2013 · 1 Comment

This weekend I was in Madison, Wisconsin, on cheese business. (Yes, really!) Of course a visit to the Dane County Farmers Market, on the state capitol square, was on the agenda. The nation’s largest producer-only farmers market, the square was bustling with people browsing cheese curds, fresh baked goods, local meats, and ample spring produce [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home

Sunday Farmers Markets Open in Alexandria, Arlington

May 5th, 2013 · No Comments

May brings the opening of the seasonal markets to Washington, DC and the suburbs, including two of our favorite, family-friendly Sunday markets: the West End Farmers Market in Alexandria (8:30am-1:00pm) and the Westover Farmers Market in N. Arlington (now 8:00am-noon). Yes, Westover was open through the winter but the full slate of vendors is now [...]

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At Market: Two Minute Asparagus (and West End Market Opening Day)

May 14th, 2011 · 39 Comments

Yes, I’m still harping on asparagus. For a moment at the market this morning I hesitated, knowing we won’t be in town for the whole week and thinking I might not get to cooking it. And then I caved and bought just one little bunch of perfectly tender little stalks from Black Rock Orchard. What [...]

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Tags: at market · preserving · recipes · spring · vegetables