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Spring in Jerusalem (#KidsCook Ottolenghi)

April 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A confession: my dinner menu hits quite a rut in the last long, cold stretch of winter. Tired of heavy foods but without fresh spring produce, it’s a struggle to find inspiration in the kitchen. When the weather does finally turn warm (or jumps straight to 90 degrees, as it suddenly was this past week), [...]

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Tags: at market · cookbooks · cooking with kids · global flavors

FRESHFARM Week: Me(a)t Smith Meadows Farm

July 10th, 2012 · No Comments

The capital’s own FRESHFARM Markets is celebrating their 15th anniversary this weekend. Led by co-founders Ann Yonkers and Bernadine Prince, the now 11-market network in the metro Washington area (DC, Maryland and Virginia) has been promoting “local food with a face, a place and a name” throughout the Chesapeake foodshed since July 4, 1997. Alice [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · around DC · at market · proteins

Lemon-Mint Crusted Leg of Lamb with Spiced Fig Stuffing {DC Lamb Pro-Am}

February 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

While lamb stew is a Foodie Tots favorite during the cold winter months, roast lamb is one of my favorite celebrations of spring. In my inter-faith household, lamb is one of the rare shared culinary traditions and is frequently served for our Easter supper. Easter has a tendency to fall during Passover, which can pose [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · events · proteins · recipe · recipes

Moroccan Lamb Stew {and Del Ray & Dupont Winter Markets}

January 21st, 2010 · 5 Comments

After an extended holiday absence, we finally made it back to the Del Ray Farmers Market this past weekend. The winter market is small, with ringleaders Tom the Cheese Guy and Smith Meadows meats holding down the fort. There’s a new vendor this year, The Dressed Up Nut, selling sweet spiced nuts and gluten-free biscotti. [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes

Pear Ricotta Sausage Pizza (and Curious Chef product review)

November 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I’ve written a lot about apples this fall, but I’d be remiss not to mention that other star of late autumn fruit stands: the pear. From crisp Asian pears, perfect for salads, to sweet Bartlett pears, poached for dessert, and the boy’s favorite, toddler-hand-sized Seckels, we’d be hard pressed to take sides in a pear-apple [...]

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Tags: at market · cheese · cooking with kids · dairy · foodietots reviews · recipes · weeknight meals