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Sweet Corn Chowder with Shrimp

September 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

With fall on the way, I had the idea of a fresh corn chowder teeming with local sweet corn before it disappears from the markets. I kept it as simple as possible to really let the corn shine. To make a meal out of it, I sauteed some wild Key West shrimp in garlic, finished [...]

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Tags: at market · recipes · soup · summer · weeknight meals

Kids Cook: Baked Snapper in Parchment

May 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

We had a fabulously delicious weekend, including our Food Revolution picnic at the Washington Monument — before participating in Yoga on the Mall. Taking full advantage of the gorgeous weather, we had another picnic with friends on Sunday, for which I made my favorite summer salad — my asparagus version of Heidi Swanson’s “Mostly Not [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · fish · kids cook monday · recipes

Corn and Feta Quiche

April 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Welcome spring! Everything seems to be blooming early this year, with the first strawberries arriving at the markets in DC already. The kids and I have only just planted our garden, but it feels like corn season is already just around the corner. It *is* egg season, though — did you know that chickens raised [...]

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Tags: at market · kids cook monday · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals

A Lighter Shade of Green for St. Patrick’s Day {Leprechaun Smoothies}

March 15th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I’m not sure when St. Patrick’s Day became a national holiday nearly on par with Christmas. I know it can be a slow slog through the months of school between winter and spring breaks, but we still have a few stray pieces of Valentine’s candy around and now we’re in full-fledged leprechaun territory. And for [...]

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Tags: breakfast · healthy eating · kids cook monday · recipes

At Market: 4 Ingredient Kale Salad

December 2nd, 2011 · 6 Comments

Hopefully by now you’ve consumed the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers, and perhaps you’ve already plunged head first into holiday baking. Me, I need a little time to detox, especially as I’m still coming off the dairy binge that was my November visit to Wisconsin. And there’s no better way to cleanse your diet than [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · healthy eating · recipes · vegetables · winter