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Royal Rhubarb Ginger Scones

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I confess, I’m excited about the Royal wedding. My great grandmother grew up in England, after all, emigrating to the US as a teenager. (Technically, my grandfather’s family also had British origins, but as they came to America in the 1600s I think that’s stretching things a bit.) So I plan to set the alarm [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · breakfast · recipes

Meatless Monday: Curried Sweet Potato and Squash Soup

February 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

This twist on the classic winter soup is one of those happy accidents that happens when you don’t have quite enough of one ingredient — or in this case, a very petite butternut squash. I supplemented with two sweet potatoes and loved the richer flavor it gave the soup. It’s light on the curry, for [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · soup · vegetarian · weeknight meals · winter

Meatless Monday: Curried Squash Stew

October 5th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Have you heard of Meatless Monday? We don’t eat meat every night. When do eat meat, it’s local, hormone-free, free-range/grassfed, etc. So on the whole I’m not too concerned about the carbon footprint of our protein choices, but I do think it’s important to have a varied, balanced diet and would like to expand my [...]

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Tags: grains · healthy eating · meatless monday · proteins · recipes

At Market: Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Alexandria Farmers Market Watch: The weather was gorgeous in Alexandria this weekend, but my farmers market visits were brief due to visiting in-laws and a packed toddler-centric schedule of activities. (Three years in, I’m realizing that Mother’s Day is really not so much about me…)  At the Del Ray Farmers Market, Three Way Farms had [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · proteins · recipes

Treats: Gingered Apple Cider

December 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

On the sixth day of Christmas… This one is bittersweet as it is the final batch of cider from Distillery Lane Ciderworks, provided through our milk delivery service from October through December. It’s the only juice we regularly drink, and the toddler is quite infatuated with his “appy cidey.” This version is for the grown-ups [...]

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