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Strawberry Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette
2 years ago

Strawberry Salad with Mustardy Vinaigrette

Spring and summer are prime time for salads with fresh, local ingredients. That first weekend when you spy rows of boxes filled with ripe, red strawberries, it’s the best. …
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Steak Tartare at HOME. You can do this.
2 years ago

Steak Tartare at HOME. You can do this.

Steak tartare is seriously one of my very favorite things. I definitely crave it. If it’s on the menu and I know and trust the place, I’m down. A …
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Market Fresh

I love Waverly Farmers Market. It’s year round and I shop there just about every Saturday morning, buying everything from milk and cheese to meat, bread, eggs, potatoes, greens and more.


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White Chicken Chili with a kick

Recently, when my friend Lisa had me over for dinner and said we were having Cooks Illustrated’s White Chicken Chili, I was excited. Lisa is a very good cook (and amazing …
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Charm City Cook: The Last Days of Local Strawberries and Rhubarb

By  •  Culture

Oh, say it ain’t so…This just may be the last week or two of local strawberries and rhubarb at the farmers market. I highly recommend getting the rhubarb from Gardeners Gourmet (the folks with the lovely salad greens, herbs, cabbage and radishes…) and the strawberries from the“pea man” Thomas McCarthy of Woodside Greenhouse. (And be sure to get some peas from Mr. McCarthy. They are the best and don’t last long!)

While I can still get strawberries and rhubarb, I’m making this! My chickens will be happy – they love strawberry hulls more than anything… Read More

Charm City Cook: Getting Your Share of Local Produce

By  •  Culture
I love Waverly Farmers Market. It’s year round and I shop there every Saturday morning, buying everything from milk and cheese to meat, bread, eggs, potatoes, greens and more.

But…when spring rolls around, it’s lots more fun. Sorta like payback for being a faithful market shopper. You see more familiar faces and you can tell what month it is based on what’s at the farmers’ booths. Here in Maryland, shortly we’ll start seeing asparagus, strawberries, peas, radishes, blueberries. Then later, squash, corn, tomatoes, melons and so much more in between. Cannot wait. I can taste the fresh peas now.

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