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cherrywood-smoked baby back ribs with spicy tomato-sorghum bbq sauce

bbq beans

pineapple red cabbage slaw

roasted corn-on-the-cob

variety of beers

dessert for later when we are not so full: sour cherry cheesecake

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Homemade ciabatta with extra virgin olive oil for dipping

Breaded squash blossoms filled with herbed ricotta

Baby potato salad with egg and bacon

Herbed rack of lamb over wheat berry tabbouli with red onion, mint, parsley, feta, and tomatoes

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We had planned a bigger dinner, but after lunch I made zucchini bread and we ate about half a loaf, so dinner was summer squash "pasta" with pesto sauce.

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First real summer market meal

Baby artichokes from Bloomingdale market, sungold cherry tomatoes from New Morning, garlic from Penn Quarter all tossed in meyer lemon olive oil roasted together until soft & golden brown

Basil and squash blossoms from Farm at Sunnyside thrown in at the end

A little Maldon salt and pepper

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Baby artichokes from Bloomingdale market, sungold cherry tomatoes from New Morning, garlic from Penn Quarter all tossed in meyer lemon olive oil roasted together until soft & golden brown

Basil and squash blossoms from Farm at Sunnyside thrown in at the end

A little Maldon salt and pepper

That sounds wonderful! I need to keep an eye out for the artichokes. I haven't seen any yet.

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Macadamia nuts

Starbursts

Scotch

Good god I need to start shopping somewhere other than Duty-Free.

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Pastrami sandwiches on homemade ciabatta with cole slaw, Brie,* and lettuce

Utz potato chips

*I had both Camembert and Brie and both wedges were already partially used and rewrapped. I don't know which was which, but I think I had more Brie left, and I used the bigger wedge :D. I would have preferred Swiss, but I was out of it, and I figured I'd go with something that needed to be used.

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a grazing meal for 5 (visiting SIL and BIL and a friend):

farro, lentil and fava salad

Black Prince tomatoes with basil and mache

chili marinated olives

grilled veg--eggplant, various summer squashes, red and yellow peppers

charcoal roasted cippolini onions with cherry balsamic

charcoal roasted corn off the cob with white truffle oil

grilled marinated peel-and-eat shrimp

grilled dayboat scallops

homemade ricotta baked in the bbq with olive oil

Marvy Market bread

2008 Jean-Luc Colombe Cape Bleue Rosé

peach and raspberry napoleon with creme chantilly

Belle de Brillet liqueur (poire au cognac)

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Orzo and escarole soup with turkey Parmesan meatballs. Escarole and summer savory courtesy of our CSA with Potomac Vegetable Farms.

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iceberg wedge with blue cheese dressing

buttermilk marinated, pan fried Eco-Friendly chicken

roasted garlic mashed potatoes

buttered green beans

Moorenko's almond coconut ice cream

2007 Pradio Priara pinot grigio

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Mishmash soup (chicken broth, chopped turkey, corn, sun-dried tomatoes, parsley, s+p, and hot pepper flakes)

Rack of lamb over buttered noodles with parsley, onion, and yellow tomato

The leftover lamb looked gorgeous over the mound of noodles and tomato. I managed to warm the lamb back up fairly well without overcooking it. The noodles were leftover from egg pasta sheets I had cooked for lasagna a couple of days ago. I hand-sliced them into medium-wide egg noodles. I'm really trying to get the refrigerator and pantry cooked down some.

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Chicken with pan gravy and cornmeal dumplings

Oven roasted PVF chioggia beets glazed with homemade Myer lemon marmalade

Lemon chiffon cake

Champagne a Margerie

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Seared tuna steaks

Couscous with sauteed garden vegetables

Ciao Bella hazelnut gelato

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Flank steak, Argentinian sausage, and a bit of rib, all courtesy of a friend's father's giant Argentinian asador.:rolleyes:

Green salad with vinaigrette

Baguette

Karaoke

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Warm fresh white bread with butter

Cantaloupe wrapped in prosciutto

Lamb merguez sausages with bacon

Buttered corn on the cob

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Eau de Brita

Is that anything like Chateau Faucét?

Last night:

pulled smoked pork sandwiches (meat from leftover baby back ribs)

pineapple cole slaw

bbq beans

sliced tomatoes

Dogfish Head India Brown Ale

TJ's almonds covered in chocolate with sugar and sea salt

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Last night we had a salad with the last of the spring lettuce from the garden. :rolleyes: I need to check planting dates for the fall crop. I pulled a few carrots to add to it.

Also, yellow summer squash with feta and mint.

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Green salad with tomatoes, radishes, olives, and cheddar cheese

Roasted Cornish game hens with rice pilaf

String beans with toasted almonds and sherry vinegar

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Grilled pizza with...

Braised lamb, cumin, coriander, zucchini, corn, lemon, moz

Tomatoes - lots and lots of tomatoes - basil, moz

Bacon, zucchini, corn, onion, jalapeno, moz

All toppings except cheese courtesy the Ashburn Farmer's Market

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last night:

three-bean salad (green, wax, kidney)

Crave Brothers Petit Frere (Wisconsin farmstead washed rind cowsmilk cheese)--found at G'town Whole Foods--DELICIOUS!!

toasted Marvy Market bread

chilled sour cherry soup

2007 Pradio Priara pinot grigio

J wanted a hot dog instead of cheese and didn't care for the cherry soup :huh: Well, there's more for me that way-- I thought it was fabulous. :rolleyes:

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Last night was two light courses.

Figs with chevre, put into the classic toastmaster until the cheese bubbled, then drizzled with some reasonably old balsamic vinegar

Yellow summer squash "pasta" with pesto

There's no more squash in the fridge, and the second batch of plants are pretty small. I'm about squashed out for a while.

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Salade nicoise

Slab of Pugliese bread

Red raspberries w Greek-style yogurt, turbinado sugar & Marcona almonds

First salade nicoise of the season. The haricots verts have been around since the end of June and field tomatoes arrived last week, but the return of Carola potatoes at Next Step Produce made me open the small can of Ortiz tuna that I picked up in the dead of winter. Green Zebra and Black Prince tomatoes.

Still haven't figured out how to peel a fresh, hard-boiled egg. The opaque membrane in between the white and the shell clings so fiercely to the former that I can't help but tear off big clumps.

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Salade nicoise

Slab of Pugliese bread

Red raspberries w Greek-style yogurt, turbinado sugar & Marcona almonds

First salade nicoise of the season. The haricots verts have been around since the end of June and field tomatoes arrived last week, but the return of Carola potatoes at Next Step Produce made me open the small can of Ortiz tuna that I picked up in the dead of winter. Green Zebra and Black Prince tomatoes.

Still haven't figured out how to peel a fresh, hard-boiled egg. The opaque membrane in between the white and the shell clings so fiercely to the former that I can't help but tear off big clumps.

I have found that rolling the egg to crack it all over, then peeling under running water helps....sometimes.

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