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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

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

One Local Cherry Spare Ribs and Squash

July 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

We had a July 4th engagement party/barbecue to attend this year {congrats R & A!}, so the menu was out of our hands. The boy and I did make a cherry cobbler to take, though (recipe coming soon). And then we grilled Sunday night instead, a batch of Cheerwine-marinated spare ribs with eggplant and summer [...]

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One Local Buffalo Steak and Garlic Scapes

June 16th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This past week we got our first garlic scapes in our CSA bag. Garlic scapes are the curly bright green shoots of a young garlic plant, not to be confused with the “green garlic” stalks that soon follow. Last summer at a New York farmers market, I watched a farmer practically plead with a skeptical [...]

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Tags: CSA · NoVA Locavore · grilled · one local summer · recipes

One Local CSA Summer (and a Buffalo Sausage and Kale Frittata)

June 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first week of the One Local Summer challenge coincided with our first CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery of the season, from Virginia’s Potomac Vegetable Farms. Our farm is “ecoganic” — meaning they follow organic practices but are not certified — and has one of the few remaining farms in Fairfax County just west of [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · one local summer · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals