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Southern Comfort at Evening Star Cafe

January 31st, 2010 · 2 Comments

We may live in (Northern) Virginia, but aside from my occasional, tongue-in-cheek “y’all,” we haven’t adopted too many Southern mannerisms. But every once in a while, you just get a craving for something artery-clogging, particularly on a cold, snowy January day. Rather than channeling Paula Deen and deep-frying something at home, we opted to head [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · foodietots reviews · restaurants

Countdown to Thanksgiving: Order Your Local Turkey Today!

November 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, it’s time to pre-order your local turkey! If you read a lot of food magazines (or blogs) to prepare for your Thanksgiving feast, you’ve probably seen a lot of talk about brining the turkey in recent years. Soaking the bird in a saltwater is supposed to add succulence [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · eatLocalDC · fresh from the... · holiday · organic · sustainable family supper

Dining Out in the Neighborhood (and a review of La Strada in Del Ray)

June 5th, 2009 · 5 Comments

As we begin One Local Summer this week, it’s a good prompt to remember to eat locally when dining out as well. Family-owned, independent restaurants are struggling in this economy, and don’t have the corporate safety net that chain restaurants do. We’re lucky to live in a neighborhood with several great independent establishments that also [...]

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The Copper Pot and more at the Oakton Farmers Market

May 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

FoodieTots @ the Farmers Market Week continues with a field trip to the Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market to sample The Copper Pot by Chef Stefano Frigerio. It’s opening week at the Fairfax County Farmers Markets, and perhaps the most publicized new vendor in local market history was the Copper Pot Food Company by Chef Stefano Frigerio. [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · pasta

Peach Berry Sherbet

August 18th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I had been suffering a serious case of foodblogger envy watching others whip up homemade ice cream treats this summer, so finally broke down and bought the KitchenAid ice cream attachment. I’ve gushed before about the wonderful local ice cream/custard/gelato treats we have available, but I’ve been wanting to experiment with healthier variations. Since the [...]

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Tags: dessert · recipes