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Sour Cherries and the Trouble with Pies

July 5th, 2011 · 34 Comments

What is it about baking a pie that strikes fear into the heart of even accomplished home cooks and, ahem, food bloggers alike? A flaky pie crust is a lovely showcase for summer’s ripest berries and fruit, but it’s that pesky crust that seems to spoil the best pie-making intentions. I’m guilty myself of scrapping [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · dessert · summer

At the Bloomingdale Farmers Market (and Sunday BLTJs)

May 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I ventured into the city Sunday to check out a new (to me) market, the Bloomingdale Farmers Market. The sister market to the 14th & U Farmers Market, Bloomingdale is open Sundays from 10am-2pm. I was lured in to visit by news of some new cheeses at Keswick Creamery. (Head over to the cheese blog [...]

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Tags: at market

One Local Summer BBQ Bash

September 2nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

To close out the summer, we savored the best of local foods from coast to coast. I’ll write more about our Oregon finds later this week, but for the official last post of One Local Summer I wanted to detail the family barbeque we had this weekend for the toddler’s 2nd birthday. On the menu: [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · grilled · one local summer · recipes