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At Market: How to Fry Squash Blossoms

June 11th, 2012 · 3 Comments

This past weekend, the husband and tot hit up the new Westover Farmers Market in Arlington. It was near the end of the market so I didn’t have high hopes for too many goodies, but was pleasantly surprised when they brought home a basket of squash blossoms and sour cherries. Edible flowers are always fun [...]

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Tags: at market · cheese · kids cook monday · meatless monday · summer · vegetarian

At Market: Squash Blossom Succotash (and get ready for Farmers Market Week!)

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July at the Markets: Summer harvest is in full stride now at the Alexandria/DC markets, with sweet corn, summer squash, and the first heirloom tomatoes making their debut. Blueberries and raspberries will soon be gone, and early varieties of apples are already turning up. I intended to make Oyamel’s squash blossom soup with my recent [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · ingredients · recipes · weeknight meals · whole grains

Squash Blossoms Rellena de Oyamel

July 30th, 2008 · 12 Comments

While we unfortunately weren’t able to actually eat at Oyamel during their Squash Blossom Festival last week, there was no way I was going to miss Chef Joe Raffa’s demo and tasting at the Penn Quarter FreshFarm Market Thursday evening. I have been going to Penn Quarter on occasion for years – a former coworker [...]

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Tags: at market · one local summer · recipes · weeknight meals

Squash Blossoms at Oyamel

July 24th, 2008 · 5 Comments

For local readers … if you missed Chef Raffa at market Thursday, head on over to Oyamel this weekend to catch their Sopa de Flores de Calabasa (Squash Blossom Soup) and other special treats featuring this fleeting summer ingredient! Flor de Calabaza Rellena recipe coming soon!

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