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Spring in Jerusalem (#KidsCook Ottolenghi)

April 17th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A confession: my dinner menu hits quite a rut in the last long, cold stretch of winter. Tired of heavy foods but without fresh spring produce, it’s a struggle to find inspiration in the kitchen. When the weather does finally turn warm (or jumps straight to 90 degrees, as it suddenly was this past week), [...]

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Tags: at market · cookbooks · cooking with kids · global flavors

Eat Your Greens on St. Patrick’s Day

March 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The boy is having a St. Patrick’s Day party at Pre-K today, and of course everyone was asked to bring in something green. We were brainstorming ideas and the first thing that he came up with was peas. I have to say I was more than a little proud that he thought of naturally green [...]

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Tags: cheese · cooking with kids · holiday · recipes

In the Bag: Baked Ratatouille

September 21st, 2010 · 3 Comments

It’s been a while since I’ve shared what we’ve been getting in our CSA bag, from Potomac Vegetable Farms. Of course tomatoes were the star over the past month or so, along with lots of beans, onions and garlic. Oddly, we went for three weeks without a zucchini, only to get two small ones last [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · meatless monday · one local summer · recipe · vegetarian · weeknight meals

Local Potluck Tuesday July 6 (and Garlic Scape Chimichurri)

July 6th, 2010 · 3 Comments

As we prepared to welcome baby #2, this holiday weekend was an exercise in clearing out our CSA produce from the fridge. We grilled flank steak one evening, and I had chimichurri on the mind but was missing jalapeno peppers. (Chimichurri is a South American pesto-style green sauce, typically made with parsley and peppers. We [...]

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Tags: CSA · grilled · local potluck tuesday

Pacific NW Snapshots: Portland Market Peppers + Morels

September 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

In my previous wrap-up of our vacation, I mentioned the fabulous North Portland coffee shop Random Order where we had locally-roasted espresso and pies featuring locally-grown ingredients. I have a few more food highlights to share from our trip to the Pacific Northwest, where everything is big and bold, from the mountains to the coffee, [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · recipes