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Sweet potato gnocchi, Pt. II

We had some leftover sweet potatoes so I convinced myself to have another go at a simpler version of sweet potato gnocchi. The first version had been an excellent dish but very time consuming to prepsre. This simpler version used … Continue reading

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Cast-Iron sourdough pancakes

Using some spare, rye sourdough rejuvenated after a long summer’s hibernation and conversion to wheat flour, it was finally time to make cast-iron sourdough pancakes with apples. The recipe required a bit of fiddling, removing the “save a scant cup of sourdough” … Continue reading

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Old Church Creamery

Old Church Creamery has returned producing some of the most flavorful yogurt in the RVA area without wasting time with carrageenan and guar gum which Dannon and Yoplait add for industrial smoothness. And there is a nice clot of cream … Continue reading

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Compass Coffee, 7th St NW

I so wanted to have a coffee and read a book a Busboys and Poets (5th and K St NW) but it was a restaurant with no visible coffee. Such a great name, though. So it was off to old reliable Compass Coffee, … Continue reading

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Buttermilk pecan pancakes

From an early Christmas present from a self-interested bruncher comes Bobby Flay’s buttermilk pecan pancakes in regular size, not silver dollar sized Also sans maple syrup butter. Tasty enough with a hint of buttermilk and a hint of pecan.

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Fermented rocoto salsa

I am just back from the local El Jardin Latino Market where I failed to find Huacatay (Peruvian mint) paste for fermented rocoto salsa. So I blundered ahead chopping rocoto peppers, onion, garlic, parsley, mint and adding a bit of sauerkraut … Continue reading

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Gordita carnitas y horchata

After reading about inexpensive eats in DC I visited el Sol at 1227 11th St NW on the way back from work and had the Gordita carnitas and the horchata (cinnamon rice milk) to drink less than $10. Finally an inexpensive find in … Continue reading

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