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At Market: Cantaloupe Soup with Ham and Basil

August 4th, 2009 · 5 Comments

(Don’t forget, it’s National Farmers Market Week and the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets photo contest is now open!) For a good portion of my life, I hated cantaloupe. I would eat honeydew and watermelon without a second thought, but carefully, obsessively, pick out any orange-fleshed melon pieces from fruit salads. When the Foodie Tot [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · ingredients · one local summer · recipes · soup

One Local Summer, Pacific NW edition

July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

We made our annual trek to the Pacific Northwest this past weekend, a little earlier than in recent years which put us smack in the middle of berry season. It was, as always, too short a visit and I didn’t manage to cook anything myself this time. (Oh, how those lovely artichokes at the market [...]

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One Local Dog and Slaw

July 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Maybe it’s a subconscious recognition that it’s baseball season, or just appreciation for something that requires no preparation before tossing on the grill, but we’ve had hot dogs and cole slaw not once but twice this past week. The first was MeatCrafter’s Capital Half Smokes, from the Crystal Farms market, and a plain green slaw [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer

One Local Cherry Spare Ribs and Squash

July 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

We had a July 4th engagement party/barbecue to attend this year {congrats R & A!}, so the menu was out of our hands. The boy and I did make a cherry cobbler to take, though (recipe coming soon). And then we grilled Sunday night instead, a batch of Cheerwine-marinated spare ribs with eggplant and summer [...]

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One Local Supper, BLT Fettuccine

June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were out of town again over the weekend, so our local foods eating was partly an effort to use up market and CSA produce before we left. This colorful pasta creation used a rainbow of locally-sourced ingredients, starting with a favorite staple at our house, fresh pasta by Nancy of Smith Meadows. Nancy uses [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · one local summer · pasta · recipes · weeknight meals