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Gooseberries and other Lesser Known Berries (and 5 links for Friday)

June 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

Gooseberries are one of those things I don’t think to seek out at the market, but am always pleasantly surprised to find on the table when they arrive in early summer. What’s a gooseberry? I didn’t know myself until I spotted them at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market a few years ago. They are small [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · dessert · five on friday

Eat, Play, Love the Columbia Gorge

July 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 3 of 3 in the Oregon 2009 travelogue, and the first in an occasional “Eat, Play, Love” series* of quick notes and reviews from our family’s favorite places. The past several years our trips to Oregon have included jaunts to the Coast, but limited time this year sent us east of Portland, instead, for [...]

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Tags: away from home · foodietot faves

At the Beaverton Ore. Farmers Market, SuperBlueberry, Hot Crepes and Cold Berry Sodas

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 2 of 3 in our Oregon travelogue. Read about our farmers market visit, or skip to the end for some Maryland local food events this weekend! As I mentioned previously, it is berry season in Oregon and the food theme of our trip can be summed up in three words: berries, berries, and berries. [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · foodietot faves · foodietots reviews · restaurants

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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Pacific NW Snapshots: Barking Dog Farms

September 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

On last year’s trip to the Oregon coast, my mom and I visited the Lincoln City Farmers Market and came across the largest zucchini I’d ever seen. This year, we headed to the source, Barking Dog Farms, just south of Lincoln City at the base of the Siletz River. This was perhaps the greenest, lushest [...]

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Tags: away from home · recipes · zucchini