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Slow Cooker Stout Chicken Stew #SundaySupper

March 16th, 2014 · 22 Comments

Rumor has it that spring is just around the corner, but with snow in the forecast yet again it’s hard to keep the faith. If, like me, you’re starting to tire of heavy stews for Sunday supper, this one is made with chicken for a lighter feel. The bright green peas also add a welcome [...]

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Tags: SundaySupper · global flavors · recipes · slow cooker

Worm Wednesday: Peas! Or, a Pea!

June 22nd, 2011 · 7 Comments

After the disappointing pea harvest last year — when my peas wilted in the summer heat as soon as they began to bear pods — I found a variety described as “heat tolerant” this time around. And it paid off, as we left for a 10-day vacation in the midst of a upper-90s heat wave, [...]

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Tags: foodietots kitchen garden · recipes · vegetables

At Market: Chilled Asparagus Pea Soup

June 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

What comes after asparagus and strawberries? Fresh peas! I bought both English peas (for shelling) and sugar snap peas this past weekend at the Falls Church Farmers Market. The English peas joined some Black Rock Orchard asparagus in a cold soup for a hot and steamy evening. While the boy’s favorite vegetable is actually peas, [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipes · soup

(Sorta Meatless Monday) Coconut Basil Shrimp Stir-Fry

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure if there’s an official rule about seafood on Meatless Monday, but I’ve generally avoided it thus far. Since part of the purpose of Meatless Monday is to raise awareness of the environmental impact of our food choices, I figured I’d make an exception for a farewell to Gulf shrimp. This dinner was [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · seafood · weeknight meals