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Kabocha Squash Apple Tacos with Chèvre {#MeatlessMonday}

October 14th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Did you know the Meatless Monday campaign celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall? To celebrate, I wanted to make some vegetarian tacos — and I just happened to have a beautiful Kabocha squash on hand. I spiced and roasted the squash for a warm, fall flavor and then added a sweet apple to balance the [...]

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Tags: at market · global flavors · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian

Braised Summer Squash with Chèvre {#6SecondRecipe for #MeatlessMonday}

September 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

As much as I love summer, I just adore the farmers market in September. Tomatoes, corn and summer squash share table space with autumn squash, beans and early apples for a few fleeting weeks of seasonal overlap. Of course, when temperatures are still in the 80s or even 90s here in DC, it’s nice to [...]

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Tags: kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes

Kids & Kids: Vermont Creamery and Zutano Giveaway!

July 31st, 2013 · 31 Comments

It’s time to come clean, dear readers. When they’re not nibbling their way through farmers markets or attending new store openings, the foodie tots have another secret identity: curd kids. One of the hazards of also authoring a cheese blog is that I often have a surplus of cheeses in the refrigerator. Really good cheeses. [...]

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Tags: cheese · cooking with kids · giveaway · recipes

At Market: Watermelon Carpaccio with Chèvre

August 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

It’s melon season! The foodie tots and I can’t get enough of melons in every size and color — we’ve enjoyed cantaloupe, honeydew, sun melon, a melon that looked like cantaloupe on the outside but was green like honeydew on the inside, and of course, watermelon. Now, I consider myself something of a watermelon expert, [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · recipe · summer

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