May 2011

Often times when we are asked to bring something to a party we offer up the appetizing portion and create a stunning charcuterie and cheese board (using an extra large wooden cutting board) outfitted with predominately (if not solely) store-bought goods. It is so easy and satisfying and the elements of a good selection speak […]

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Picnics are good anytime of the year, especially in the fall

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Our kids love when there are homemade cookies in the cookie jar or there is cake on the counter. They don’t over-indulge, but do enjoy a little homemade treat from time to time after school. Place it on a pretty cake stand and leave on the counter for easy cutting. It does not always need […]

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Here are two events we are working on that we are very excited about. Save the Dates. We hope you can join us! Next Saturday, May 28th, we will begin the first class in a series of summer workshops called Market to Kitchen. We will start at the DC Greens Farmers Market with a cup […]

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To succeed in composing a menu: first consider what foods are at their peak; second, consider the factors that affect the meal (the guests, the time of year and the temperature); and third, the most important, what you feel like cooking and eating yourself. Perhaps it is your turn to extend a dinner party invitation. […]

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This is a bright, clean stew of fresh chicken and light veggies cooked in a bit of white wine, olive oil, lemon and a tad of butter. We used what was once a happy pastured chicken who lived with his friends on this very same hill. Polyface Farms is arguably the best model non-industrial farm […]

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This dessert is much simpler to make compared to a pie or tart and can be made a day ahead, if needed. It is the Italian’s version of a tart that is prepared by folding the edges of the dough over the filling, to create a more “rough” look, rather than uniform and perfectly circular. […]

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To decipher what is real food, we love Summer Tomato’s handy Is it Food? flowchart. Shopping for food is more confusing than ever. Our goal at Loulies is to help you navigate the many choices you have and to help guide you to make smarter, more informed choices. Please feel free to share it with […]

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Yesterday we came across this cookbook at the bookstore by Nigel Slater (celebrity U.K. cook). Just released in the U.S., Tender is a beautiful, hardbound book with gorgeous food photography that would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. Having a couple of his books on our shelves, we can attest that he writes, brilliantly, on […]

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We both love the spice and flavors of authentic Mexican food. In fact, opposite Julia Child who once said she could live without it, we could not. In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we decided to pass on tips we learned from the oh-so-charming Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. From Chef Pablo, […]

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