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Braised Summer Squash with Chèvre {#6SecondRecipe for #MeatlessMonday}

September 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments

As much as I love summer, I just adore the farmers market in September. Tomatoes, corn and summer squash share table space with autumn squash, beans and early apples for a few fleeting weeks of seasonal overlap. Of course, when temperatures are still in the 80s or even 90s here in DC, it’s nice to [...]

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Pork Two Ways: Carnitas Tacos

March 11th, 2010 · 5 Comments

The husband and I spent our college years in Southern California, and we frequently find ourselves craving authentic tacos. We’ve identified a few local establishments over the years, but I’ve also discovered it’s fairly easy to make great carnitas (roasted pork) at home. The main ingredient is time, but other than browning the roast in [...]

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One Local CSA Summer (and a Buffalo Sausage and Kale Frittata)

June 9th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The first week of the One Local Summer challenge coincided with our first CSA (community supported agriculture) delivery of the season, from Virginia’s Potomac Vegetable Farms. Our farm is “ecoganic” — meaning they follow organic practices but are not certified — and has one of the few remaining farms in Fairfax County just west of [...]

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

Sesame Beef Stir-Fry

October 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The weather here has suddenly plunged from 80 degrees two weeks ago to practically freezing. The first frost means the last of many vegetables at local farms, and last week we got the final batch of fresh green beans in our CSA bag. I discovered during our sushi experiment that my toddler loves sesame seeds, [...]

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Tags: proteins · recipes · vegetables · weeknight meals

Roasted Roma Tomato Pappardelle

July 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments

The first CSA tomatoes of the season arrived in our bag yesterday, which means a quick stop at Cheesetique for pasta and cheese is all that’s needed to put together a fast, fresh pasta dish. This week, I used red pepper pappardelle. I had orange Roma tomatoes, which I quick roasted in my cast iron [...]

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Tags: pasta · recipes · weeknight meals