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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

Bourbon Cherry Cobbler

July 10th, 2009 · 62 Comments

A Southern Cherry Cobbler Recipe: The sour cherries we bought from Toigo last weekend went into a July 4th cobbler. I started with a recipe from 101 Cookbooks, the wonderful blog whose author is also responsible for the “Super Natural Recipe Search” button you may have noticed over on my left sidebar. I made a [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · cooking with toddlers · dessert · grains · one local summer · organic · recipes

At Market: Chive Blossoms and Spring Greens

May 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This week’s Market Watch features the hunt for local rhubarb, and read on for a recipe for jazzing up greens to appeal to picky kids (or grown ups). At the Alexandria & District Markets: While strawberries are in abundance at the Del Ray Farmers Market, the first spring peas from Three Way Farm were snatched [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · recipes · vegetables

Eat Local, Tweet Global

May 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

This is opening weekend at many local farmers markets — including Arlington’s Columbia Pike, Alexandria’s West End, Fairfax County markets and 14th & U in the District — and what better way to prepare than to point you to some online sources of locavore info and fellow local food enthusiasts. If you don’t have a [...]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC