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Favorite Things: No-Cook Summer Suppers

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our favorite things week continues with a non-recipe — because I don’t spend much time developing new recipes here at the close of summer. Pretty much everything found at the market or in our CSA bag can be served fresh or quickly grilled with a little cheese and few slices of bread. Why make things [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · salad

At Market: Watermelon Carpaccio with Chèvre

August 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

It’s melon season! The foodie tots and I can’t get enough of melons in every size and color — we’ve enjoyed cantaloupe, honeydew, sun melon, a melon that looked like cantaloupe on the outside but was green like honeydew on the inside, and of course, watermelon. Now, I consider myself something of a watermelon expert, [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · recipe · summer

Spitting Encouraged

September 1st, 2010 · 4 Comments

When was the last time your kids participated in a spitting contest? No, not spitting at each other — spitting watermelon seeds? One summer when I was growing up, our local library’s summer reading contest culminated in a summer festival. I remember the highlight was, not the free books we’d earned, but facing off against [...]

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{Summer Sweets} Watermelon Slush

August 13th, 2010 · No Comments

Without a doubt the best purchase I’ve made this summer is our sno cone maker. I keep these great natural fruit concentrates in the fridge and we can just come home, pop a few ice cubes in and voila — an icy, refreshing sweet treat in seconds with no added sugar. The best part of [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · dessert · drinks · fruit · recipe · sweets

Looking for Watermelon Gazpacho Recipe?

July 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Hello Washington Post Express readers! Looking for the watermelon gazpacho recipe mentioned in today’s paper? Here it is — enjoy! (And let me know if you spot any watermelons at market this week — I’m eager to make this again!)

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