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Local Potluck Tuesday (and Recipes for Peach Season)

July 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’ve been to a DC-area farmers market lately, I don’t have to tell you peaches are here. After a couple week hiatus, we stopped by the Crystal City Farmers Market last week to stock up on fruit at Kuhn Orchard — but I passed up the peaches and went for apricots, plums, blue and [...]

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Local Potluck Tuesday (and Fried Baby Artichokes)

July 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I learned to love artichokes during college in California, where a big, steamed choke and bowl of melted butter with wine (for dipping) was one of my favorite meals. The array of drop dead gorgeous artichokes at the Portland Farmers Market two summers ago was one of the things that had me nearly begging my [...]

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Tags: at market · local potluck tuesday · recipes · vegetables

Local Potluck Tuesday July 6 (and Garlic Scape Chimichurri)

July 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

As we prepared to welcome baby #2, this holiday weekend was an exercise in clearing out our CSA produce from the fridge. We grilled flank steak one evening, and I had chimichurri on the mind but was missing jalapeno peppers. (Chimichurri is a South American pesto-style green sauce, typically made with parsley and peppers. We [...]

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Tags: CSA · grilled · local potluck tuesday

Local Potluck Tuesday June 22 (and Swiss Chard with Tomatoes)

June 22nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Swiss chard is pretty much a weekly constant in our summer CSA share. I enjoy it just fine sauteed on its own — but the boy doesn’t (yet) eat leafy greens and the husband has merely grown to tolerate it over the years. Attempts to boost flavor with dried cranberries and/or bacon didn’t impress, but [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · greens · local potluck tuesday · vegetables

You’re Invited to Local Potluck Tuesdays

June 1st, 2010 · 2 Comments

This past weekend was the unofficial kick-off of summer, and by now, farmers markets have opened in most areas of the country. Summer is the perfect time to experiment with eating locally, as the coming weeks will see the tables at markets and farm stands laden with berries, squash, melons, corn, and the locavore’s ultimate [...]

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Tags: at market · eat local challenge · eatLocalDC · local potluck tuesday · one local summer