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This photo of the farm was shared by Instagram user ianblackwellrogers. Thanks, Ian! REMINDER: We're giving the farm workers and volunteers a break to spend the July 4th weekend with their families. So there is no share pick-up this week.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clagett Farm
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We don't talk about being gay all that much on this blog. Oh, sure, we told you about when we got married. And we've brought you along on some of the great trips we've taken as a couple. It's obviously... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Bitten Word
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UPDATE: Sorry for any confusion about what's on U-pick. This week, it's only flowers and herbs. But from June 26 - July 2, you can come pick just about anything on the farm. See the full list below, under What's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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Cook's Country (June/July 2016) Clay went for a run this morning in Rock Creek Park, a large national park here in Our Nation's Capital. It's a truly beautiful place to be in the mornings, a quiet swath of green in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at The Bitten Word
We saw that essay the other day! So beautiful and well written. Thanks for sharing it here.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Grilled Onions and Gun Control at The Bitten Word
(We totally share your frustration about EHN, Virginia! So sick and tired of taxation without representation! But that's a rant for another post...)
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Grilled Onions and Gun Control at The Bitten Word
That's a poignant thought, Jill. It didn't even occur to us as we wrote that. We agree with you!
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Grilled Onions and Gun Control at The Bitten Word
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This week's photo of Motherwort and a bee is from Instagram user LittleBirdBotanicals. Happy 6th Week of the CSA season! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS We're Looking for Volunteers in the Garden: The Farm has recently acquired new planters that are designed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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Like many others, we have been so torn up since the Orlando shooting this weekend. We just keep getting hit by waves of sadness and anger and defeatism and confusion. Wash, rinse, repeat. If there's one thing we learned from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Thanks for reporting back, Michelle! Great to know the sauce turned out as Bon App intended.
Thanks! It should be fixed now
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We're just now getting into the groove of summer cooking. At our house, that means we're cooking everything we can on the grill, and whenever possible, we're not cooking much at all, making salads and eating as many raw vegetables... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at The Bitten Word
Thanks to Farm to Feast catering for these recipes that use early summer ingredients, focusing on Sorrel and Kohlrabi. Sorrel and Radish Leaf Vinaigrette ½ cup sorrel leaves, cleaned ½ cup radish leaves, cleaned 1 cup parsley 1 cup apple... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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This week's photo features a very happy farm visitor chowing down on strawberries (thanks Jonathan & Siobhan!). Happy 5th Week of the CSA season! ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS CBF's Clagett Farm for the "Reconnecting Our Roots" event coming Sunday, June 26:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Clagett Farm
We are 100% on board for your mission, Carl! PLEASE report back with you favorites!
Ooo, interesting thought! We did actually sub in jalopenos because we couldn't find fresh anchos, New Mexicos or gaujillos. (We actually assumed the recipe was calling for fresh peppers, not dried. It's unclear.) You're right, though. If you used red peppers -- especially dried ones -- it might indeed turn the sauce red. We may have to experiment again!
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Bon Appétit (June 2016) Short ribs mean winter. We've said this many times before: If there's any meat we most associate with winter cooking, it's beef short ribs. A pot of short ribs braising in the oven is, for us,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at The Bitten Word
Yes! That's a great idea.
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Food & Wine (June 2016) We promise not to be one of those couples who, you know, goes to Japan and then everything we say is about Japan. ("This sushi's fine, I guess, but it's nothing like what we had... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Happy 4th Week of the CSA season! (Thanks to Farmer Carrie for this tiny turtle shot!) ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Wish Jared a Happy Birthday: One of our farm staff -- Jared -- is celebrating a birthday today. If you see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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Food & Wine (May 2016) One of the best things about traveling is discovering new foods and then trying to recreate them in your kitchen back home. (Like when we came back from Argentina and started barreling our own Malbec.... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at The Bitten Word
That's a great question. First off (and I know this wasn't your question), pescatarians would do absolutely great in Japan. If you eat fish, it might even be easier to dine out in Japan than in the U.S. For strict vegetarians, it would probably be a little bit harder -- especially if you don't speak Japanese. We found the language barrier higher than we expected; there might be a lot of cases in which you'd be unable to communicate with a server to ask if a dish has meat in it. That said, Japan on the whole would be a VERY accommodating place for vegetarians. Vegetables are a big part of cuisine there (especially in Kyoto, where eating seasonally and locally is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years). Vegetarians ought to be able to eat very well and very easily in Japan -- it just might take a little bit of figuring out.
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Happy 3rd Week of this year's share! (Thanks to Instagram user chefmbhamel for this pastoral shot from the herb garden.) ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS Pizzas for Sale at the Farm Today and Saturday: We are cooking pizzas in our clay oven... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2016 at Clagett Farm
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We're ending our coverage of our recent trip to Tokyo with a few more photos and stories, along with a more comprehensive listing of where we ate, where we stayed, and what we saw during our time there. Later this... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2016 at The Bitten Word
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Your purchasing choices can help ‘Save the Bay’! Experience some of the Chesapeake region’s finest beef! Good pastures lead to great cows and healthy, nutritious meat; and are good for protecting the water quality of the Bay. Our Red Angus... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Clagett Farm