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A is for Apple Sundaes

March 4th, 2013 · 5 Comments

It’s the third month of the year — how’s everyone doing on your food resolutions? I confess, I’m not a big resolution maker — I’m more likely to start something new as spring approaches than in the depths of winter. But one thing I’ve been working on, since the holidays ended (well, except for Valentine’s […]

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Tags: cooking with kids · healthy eating · kids cook monday

Local Potluck Tuesday June 29

June 29th, 2010 · 10 Comments

It’s not unusual for “spring” in the DC area to go from frosty cool to hot and steamy within days. But this year’s extremely hot temperatures started early and haven’t let up, resulting in summer produce flying through the markets. It’s not yet July and I’m hearing this may be the last week for cherries. […]

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Clementines for the Holidays

December 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s no secret that citrus is one of the reasons I could never live on a 100% local diet — at least not without moving back to California first. As soon as the weather dips near freezing, I start stocking up on grapefruit, oranges, Meyer lemons or, my favorite, clementines. As much as possible I […]

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At Market: Watermelon Radish, Red Pear and Cashel Blue Salad

December 3rd, 2008 · 19 Comments

This Sunday the toddler and I donned our rain coats and braved the winter monsoon to visit the Dupont Circle Market. I’m like a kid loose in the candy store whenever I get to Dupont, even at the end of November, and this week was no exception. In the market basket: Cibola Farms buffalo stew […]

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Preserving Summer: Plum Honey Vanilla Jam

September 12th, 2008 · 6 Comments

After conquering my fear of canning, the next item on my kitchen project list was making jam. I had recently stumbled across this lovely Green Gage Plum & Vanilla Jam recipe at Chez Pim which sounded simple enough. I had some green Shiro plums and Italian prune plums to work with. I really wanted to […]

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