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Recent advice on MoCo Farmers Markets

i haven't been to the Kentlands farmers market, so I don't know what to compare it to.

There's a big farmers market in Bethesda on Sundays, and they have a lot of organic/happy produce. The list of vendors is here: http://www.centralfarmmarkets.com/ven...

Fresh Farm Markets has a market in Silver Spring (and elsewhere in the DC area): http://freshfarmmarkets.org/farmers_m...

I tend to go to the Takoma Park market. It's smaller, but closer to me, and there's always plenty of produce.
http://www.takomaparkmarket.com/

A full list of MoCo farmers markets (with links to organizers and vendors etc) is available here: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/ags...

about 16 hours ago
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

Miracle Max: Sonny, true love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT - mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe.

[smacks his lips]

Miracle Max: they're so perky, I love that.

- The (oh so quotable) Princess Bride

Jul 02, 2014
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli...

The Blues Brothers:

Mrs. Murphy: May I help you boys?
Elwood: You got any white bread?
Mrs. Murphy: Yes.
Elwood: I'll have some toasted white bread please.
Mrs. Murphy: You want butter or jam on that toast, honey?
Elwood: No ma'am, dry.
[Mrs. Murphy gives him a look, then turns to Jake]
Jake: Got any fried chicken?
Mrs. Murphy: Best damn chicken in the state.
Jake: Bring me four fried chickens and a Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: You want chicken wings or chicken legs?
Jake: Four fried chickens and a Coke.
Elwood: And some dry white toast please.
Mrs. Murphy: Y'all want anything to drink with that?
Elwood: No ma'am.
Jake: A Coke.
Mrs. Murphy: Be up in a minute

Jul 01, 2014
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Bourdain Parts Unknown: Lyon

Based on the commentary here, I watched this just now, and it was great. Except that now I'm hungry. AB was truly in awe of Bocuse, and he was so appreciative and happy. Mexico City is on now, and while I get that AB shows what he wants to show, I prefer the more food-oriented AB episodes.

May 17, 2014
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Best Place for Feta Tasting/Buying?

Thomas Market in Wheaton, MD, is small but has a number of different fetas.

2650 University Blvd W, Wheaton, MD 20902
(301) 942-0839

May 13, 2014
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House Hunters & Kitchens

I've always thought it was funny how so many of these people said they needed big, elaborate kitchens because they "love to entertain." Not that I have anything against big kitchens or entertaining, but it's the way it's mentioned on practically every show.

May 10, 2014
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Bundt pans?

I have a bunch of bundt pans, including the Heritage. I think my favorite is the first one I bought, the fleur de lis. I also like the smaller sized ones (not the minis, maybe half-sized individual ones I bought a while ago at Crate & Barrel during a sale.)

May 09, 2014
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Bread Furst Bakery open - lively, pleasant, and

Thanks for the heads up! I'll have to go check it out.

May 08, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks, I'll check it out!

Apr 17, 2014
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Question about macaroons (re: coconut).

Me too. :)

Apr 11, 2014
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Question about macaroons (re: coconut).

I've used them interchangeably before, but I really like Mark Bittman's recipe for macaroons, which uses unsw. coconut (and is super easy.)

http://markbittman.com/coconut-macaro...

Apr 11, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks!

Apr 10, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thank you!

Apr 10, 2014
Chocolatechipkt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

That's great, thank you!

Apr 10, 2014
Chocolatechipkt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks! Those are good things to know! I'm pretty sure she hasn't had Ethiopian before, not sure if she'd try it.

Apr 09, 2014
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Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

Thanks Steve. I love Jaleo and hadn't considered tapas for this. Not sure if the birthday girl is a fan ... will have to find out.

Apr 09, 2014
Chocolatechipkt in Washington DC & Baltimore

Vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free in DC/MoCo area

I'm looking for suggestions for a restaurant that would be good for a significant birthday for someone who is vegetarian and recently gluten-free. The restaurant doesn't have to be all vegetarian, but there should be a fair number of options. We do Thai and Indian fairly often, so preferably not those. Thanks!

Apr 09, 2014
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Where to get best fresh roasted coffee beans?

Apr 02, 2014
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frustrated search for baking pan

What about something like this?

http://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO...

Apr 01, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

FWIW, W-S often has a 50% off day for ebelskiver pans sometime around the holidays. A couple of years ago it was $50 full price, so $25 was a good gifty price (for myself and/or others, lol).

Mar 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Very nice! I've wondered about the stabilizer, but I've always ended up just going without it--and haven't had any problems piping etc.

Mar 30, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I had these on my list for this weekend. Those look great!

Mar 28, 2014
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Chop't' - Old G'town Rd, Bethesda (Wildwood Shopping Center)

That Chop't is near my office. I've only been there a few times right when they opened last year, but I liked them--fast, friendly, and the food was good, too. I don't tend to go out much at lunch (due to parking and bringing my own), so I haven't been back. If they were side by side, I think I'd pick Sweetgreen, but that might be b/c I end up there more and now have favorites.

Mar 25, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Chocolate-dipped almond joy macaroons. So easy and good.

Mar 23, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

These were a huge hit with my office and friends ... and now they're all gone! (which is good and bad)

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Mmm, I love those cookies!

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Those look perfect!

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

I did! I ended up using Amaretto, which matched with the almond topping, and adding some white chocolate chips just because. They're very good and nicely chewy! I love the combination of almonds and coffee.

Mar 18, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

So far, so good! The banana bread is delicious, though it's more like rich chocolate cake with a hint of banana.

Mar 17, 2014
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What are you baking these days? March 2014 edition! [through March 31, 2014]

Apparently I got distracted from the apple snacking cake I'd been planning to make today--I have SK's chocolate banana bread in the oven, and I want to make Martha's Irish-coffee blondies to bring in to work tomorrow (well, French coffee, since I don't have any Irish whiskey and will use cognac instead.) Maybe I'll make the apple cake ... tomorrow?

Mar 17, 2014
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