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Plant City Strawberry Agua Fresca

March 26th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Traveling to Florida is¬†always a bit perplexing, foodwise. Has anyone else ever wondered how the sunny coast of California inspired smoothies and gourmet vegetarianism, while Florida is perfectly content with chain restaurants and a Dunkin’ Donuts on every corner? Add to that the fact that the state surrounded on three sides with water is a [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · drinks · fruit

Eat, Play, Love the Columbia Gorge

July 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 3 of 3 in the Oregon 2009 travelogue, and the first in an occasional “Eat, Play, Love” series* of quick notes and reviews from our family’s favorite places. The past several years our trips to Oregon have included jaunts to the Coast, but limited time this year sent us east of Portland, instead, for [...]

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Tags: away from home · foodietot faves

At the Beaverton Ore. Farmers Market, SuperBlueberry, Hot Crepes and Cold Berry Sodas

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 2 of 3 in our Oregon travelogue. Read about our farmers market visit, or skip to the end for some Maryland local food events this weekend! As I mentioned previously, it is berry season in Oregon and the food theme of our trip can be summed up in three words: berries, berries, and berries. [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · foodietot faves · foodietots reviews · restaurants

One Local Summer, Pacific NW edition

July 22nd, 2009 · 3 Comments

We made our annual trek to the Pacific Northwest this past weekend, a little earlier than in recent years which put us smack in the middle of berry season. It was, as always, too short a visit and I didn’t manage to cook anything myself this time. (Oh, how those lovely artichokes at the market [...]

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Pacific NW Snapshots: Barking Dog Farms

September 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments

On last year’s trip to the Oregon coast, my mom and I visited the Lincoln City Farmers Market and came across the largest zucchini I’d ever seen. This year, we headed to the source, Barking Dog Farms, just south of Lincoln City at the base of the Siletz River. This was perhaps the greenest, lushest [...]

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Tags: away from home · recipes · zucchini