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FRESHFARM Week: Meet Toigo Orchards

July 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Farm two in our FRESHFARM Markets Week is Toigo Orchards of Shippensburg, Pa. Of all our local market vendors, Toigo is probably most likely to be a household name. Not only do they appear at a dozen markets around town, their produce is on the menu at Clyde’s and other restaurants and you can find [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · at market · fresh from the... · local farms

Spiced Pecan, Pear and Pomegranate Salad

December 8th, 2010 · 3 Comments

This is my favorite holiday salad — fresh pomegranate arils sparkle like little jewels to make any meal festive. It was my contribution to Thanksgiving dinner (at my brother and sister-in-law’s new home), and will likely make a repeat appearance on Christmas Eve as well. If you have time, roasting the pears makes it even [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · healthy eating · recipe · salad

Pear Ricotta Sausage Pizza (and Curious Chef product review)

November 10th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I’ve written a lot about apples this fall, but I’d be remiss not to mention that other star of late autumn fruit stands: the pear. From crisp Asian pears, perfect for salads, to sweet Bartlett pears, poached for dessert, and the boy’s favorite, toddler-hand-sized Seckels, we’d be hard pressed to take sides in a pear-apple [...]

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Tags: at market · cheese · cooking with kids · dairy · foodietots reviews · recipes · weeknight meals

At Market: Watermelon Radish, Red Pear and Cashel Blue Salad

December 3rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

This Sunday the toddler and I donned our rain coats and braved the winter monsoon to visit the Dupont Circle Market. I’m like a kid loose in the candy store whenever I get to Dupont, even at the end of November, and this week was no exception. In the market basket: Cibola Farms buffalo stew [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · ingredients · recipes · salad · vegetables