Tag: vegetables

Roasted Summer Bounty Sauce

When the production of your garden really starts to kick in during the summer, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with the bounty. This recipe helps, because by roasting down all of the vegetables, you intensify their flavor. And you’ll love the aroma of the roasting vegetables. Aside from the…

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Pocket Guide to Pesticides

The Environmental Working Group has just released their updated Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides. Based on 87,000 tests for pesticide residues in produce conducted between 2000 and 2007 by the US FDA and USDA, they list the 12 worst and 15 best foods to consider in an effort to  limit your…

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Pick Your Own Produce VA/MD/DC

Last year, I used Google Maps to locate all of the “pick your own produce” farms in the greater Washington DC area. Berries dominate the list (black-, straw-, blue-), but also apples, cherries, and some let you pick your own vegetables, too. If you’re not a DC local, I encourage…

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Creamed Shallots

A nice side dish for steaks or roasted chicken. 10-12 shallots 1 tsp. salt 1 T sugar 2 oz Gruyere cheese, shredded 2 oz cream salt & pepper ¼ t thyme Clean the shallots by slicing each end, and peeling it down to the first clean layer without the papery…

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