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Squash Blossoms at Oyamel

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

For local readers … if you missed Chef Raffa at market Thursday, head on over to Oyamel this weekend to catch their Sopa de Flores de Calabasa (Squash Blossom Soup) and other special treats featuring this fleeting summer ingredient! Flor de Calabaza Rellena recipe coming soon!

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Compromise and Indulgences

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

This week, the Washington Post‘s Mighty Appetite blog is hosting an Eat Local Challenge. I signed up, even though we are already doing the One Local Summer challenge, and frankly, at this time of year it’s almost more of a challenge not to eat local — at least when you spend as much time at [...]

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Tags: eatLocalDC · ingredients · one local summer

One Local Summer, Rainier cherry edition

July 7th, 2008 · 10 Comments

I had been on the hunt for Rainier cherries ever since Ramona reported buying them the weekend I was out of town. I hadn’t realized they were grown on this coast. I finally spotted some at the West End market last Sunday and snatched them up — only to discover another farmer had them cheaper. [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes

One Local Summer Picnic, wk2

June 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Eating local while on the road can be challenging, but visiting the local farmers market is one of my favorite things to do while traveling. As mentioned below, we stopped at the Port Washington Farmers Market on a recent trip to New York, on our way out to some wineries on Long Island’s North Fork. [...]

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Fresh from the Market, DC

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

One of the primary reasons I started this blog was to log our farmers market and CSA-fresh produce finds and the recipes we use them in, and I enjoy reading what others make with their farm fresh produce to get new ideas each week. Eat.Drink.Better has a weekly compilation from around the country. FarmtoPhilly is [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · recipes