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At Market: Puffy Sweet Corn Pancake

September 23rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Fall may be my favorite season, but that doesn’t mean I don’t hoard the summer produce just as long as possible. Sweet summer corn in particular, and this year my favorite has been the white corn from Three Way Farm at the Del Ray Farmers Market. Pancakes and kids are pretty much a sure thing, [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · cooking with kids · one local harvest · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals

Free Range, Grass-Fed Beef (and Pork and Chicken)

April 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

Part V of the Sustainable Family Supper series, and my submission to this week’s Fight Back Friday, hosted by the Food Renegade. It’s probably obvious by now that we are not vegetarians by any means. I actually did abstain from red meat for nearly 5 years during my idealistic youth (high school and college) for [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · proteins · sustainable family supper

Fresh from the Fields of Athenry

April 2nd, 2009 · 9 Comments

If you’ve ever taken a close look at the lamb that floods the grocery stores around this time each year, you might have noticed that it nearly all comes from New Zealand or Australia. Even our neighborhood butcher, who sources most of his meat from here in Virginia, gets his lamb from outside the area.  [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the...