Tag: Friday Potluck

Putting the Real in Reality Food TV: Melissa@Market

| June 13, 2011 | 18 Comments
Putting the Real in Reality Food TV: Melissa@Market




  Dear Food Television Programming, I want to believe you have America’s best interests at heart.  Perhaps your shows really do intend to inspire people to step back into the kitchen for something other than a bag of cheesy crisps and a fizzy soda (only on a commercial break, of course). Should you truly wish […]

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Shine On, Strawberry: Melissa@Market

| June 7, 2011 | 19 Comments
Shine On, Strawberry: Melissa@Market




When I was around 5 or 6 years old, Strawberry Shortcake™ ruled my world. (Along with Star Wars, but that’s a different story.) The Berry Bake Shop™ dominated my collection and stood surrounded by Strawberry’s friends: Blueberry Muffin™, Apple Dumpling™, Raspberry Tart™, the Purple Pieman™, Orange Blossom™ (not really a baked good, but whatever!), Lemon […]

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Back to the Roots: Grow-Your-Own Mushrooms

| June 1, 2011 | 16 Comments
Back to the Roots: Grow-Your-Own Mushrooms




Elissa is a mom of (almost) three who has lived in the D.C. area her whole life. On a mission to teach her kids that healthy foods are delicious, she is often testing her own sanity right along with the limits of her toddlers’ taste buds. With the help of motivated friends, and a nap-time […]

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Easy Secrets to Dressing Salad: Melissa@Market

| April 18, 2011 | 10 Comments
Easy Secrets to Dressing Salad: Melissa@Market




“Would you care for a salad with that?” Um…Yes, Please!!! I’ve started and re-started this article about ten times as I try to rein in my lust for a plate of cool, crisp, green stuff drizzled with something pungent and puckery producing a uniquely different flavor combination in my mouth with every bite. The one […]

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