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FRESHFARM Week: Me(a)t Smith Meadows Farm

July 10th, 2012 · No Comments

The capital’s own FRESHFARM Markets is celebrating their 15th anniversary this weekend. Led by co-founders Ann Yonkers and Bernadine Prince, the now 11-market network in the metro Washington area (DC, Maryland and Virginia) has been promoting “local food with a face, a place and a name” throughout the Chesapeake foodshed since July 4, 1997. Alice [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · around DC · at market · proteins

Pork Two Ways: Carnitas Tacos

March 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The husband and I spent our college years in Southern California, and we frequently find ourselves craving authentic tacos. We’ve identified a few local establishments over the years, but I’ve also discovered it’s fairly easy to make great carnitas (roasted pork) at home. The main ingredient is time, but other than browning the roast in [...]

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Tags: grassfed · proteins · recipes · weeknight meals

Dinner Twice: Cuban Pork Two Ways

March 9th, 2010 · 3 Comments

After getting through the first trimester of my pregnancy, where we relied on take-out dinners far more frequently than usual, I’ve been trying to get back into the habit of daily cooking and adopting some new strategies that’ll make it easier to get dinner on the table when dealing with two kids underfoot. My favorite [...]

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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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At Market: Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Alexandria Farmers Market Watch: The weather was gorgeous in Alexandria this weekend, but my farmers market visits were brief due to visiting in-laws and a packed toddler-centric schedule of activities. (Three years in, I’m realizing that Mother’s Day is really not so much about me…)  At the Del Ray Farmers Market, Three Way Farms had [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · proteins · recipes