Monday, August 27, 2007

Come to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market Sunday September 9th for a free neighborhood Bar-B-Que!

A Haitian Orchestral Symphony, and Free Neighborhood Pig Roast!
Sunday, September 9th at the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market

Come to the Bloomingdale Farmers' Market Sunday September 9th for a free neighborhood Bar-B-Que!

There will be free-range pork on the grill, vegetables and fruits in the stands, and a full suckling pig roasting in a fire pit!

There will also be music from a group of 30+ classical musicians from Port Au Prince, Haiti, playing with six violins, two violas, two cellos, a double bass, a flute, and a trio of Haitian tambour drums.

Come and celebrate the Bloomingdale Farmers Market!

Come and help us thank everyone who has helped make it a reality.

Sunday, September 9th
First and R Streets, NW

Saturday, August 18, 2007

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School

It's that time of year again! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Time to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School . Please join us in making it a better place for our community's children to learn and play!

Saturday, August 25th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3rd and Elm street NW

Some ways we can help:
- Painting the School doors
- Weeding, planting and mulching (Johnsons Flowers has donated annuals and mulch)
- Cleaning up trash and glass
- Sweeping the playground
- Weeding / turning the baseball diamond so it can be used
- Possibly helping to prepare some classrooms

There will be a Moon Bounce for the kids, so bring the family.
Dress in work clothes and bring gloves if you have them.

PLEASE RSVP so we have enough materials! or 202 572 0696

Hope to see you all there

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

new something?

Originally uploaded by Scenic Artisan
anyone know whats up with this building on first street?

Sunday, August 05, 2007

cops on segways

my wife tells me she saw a segway mounted officer followed by a mountain biking officer in the hood the other day.
i've seen them around the Capitol and in penn quarter, but is this a frequent occurrence in bloomingdale?

Friday, August 03, 2007

creme cafe

a wonderful reader passed on this article:
Express article

TERRELL DANLEY, chef and owner of Creme Cafe, has more than just dinner cookin'. He has a plate full of plans to open a collection of small neighborhood restaurants between U Street and Bloomingdale showcasing good food that's close to his heart, be it down-home breakfast eats or fancy steakhouse fare.

thanks Erin!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

two more local blogs


Eckington, DC's urban oasis.

by the way, if you're reading more than a few blogs, consider using a site like bloglines to make it efficient.

and check out this very helpful post over at Eckington ( way better than Spotsylvania)

Bloomingdale Farmers Market this sunday

The Bloomingdale Farmers Market Is Proud to Welcome
Bread Line Bakery this Sunday August 5th

Voted best baguettes in Dc
Multi-Grain Loaves

Ciabatta loaves

Sunnyside regulars

What will Carlos have for us this week?

Trust Sunnyside to have more great deals on Tomatoes and all thing organic.
If you pick some green tomatoes try this great dish.

Fried Green Tomato Salad with Warm Corn Salsa


12 (1/4-inch-thick) slices green tomato (about 2 tomatoes)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
Cooking spray

1 cup finely chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 cup fresh corn kernels
1 garlic clove, minced
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley


To prepare tomatoes, sprinkle the tomato slices evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Dredge tomato slices in cornmeal.

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 tomato slices to pan, and cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Coat tops of tomato slices with cooking spray; turn slices over. Cook for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with the remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil, remaining 6 tomato slices, and cooking spray.

To prepare salsa, return pan to medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add corn and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Remove from heat; stir in parsley. Serve warm salsa over tomato slices.


4 servings (serving size: 3 tomato slices and about 1/3 cup salsa)

Nutritional Information

CALORIES 161(29% from fat); FAT 5.2g (sat 0.7g,mono 3.5g,poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 3.5g; CHOLESTEROL 0.0mg; CALCIUM 22mg; SODIUM 311mg; FIBER 2.7g; IRON 1.1mg; CARBOHYDRATE 27g

Krista Ackerbloom Montgomery & Ann Taylor Pittman , Cooking Light, AUGUST 2005

Jazz up your home with flowers from Dragonfly

Dragonfly Flowers and Handcrafted Vinegars

New Asbury Farm Lamb

try grilled lamb kabobs!

If you are looking for a kabob with a kick, this is it! Lamb is marinaded in a spicy blend of herbs, creating a flavorful lamb kabob.

Serves 8.


2 lbs lamb fillet, cut into 1 inch cubes

2 green peppers

2 pints cherry tomatoes

2 onions


For the marinade:

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon turmeric (or more if desired, depending on how spicy you desire)

pich of ground red pepper or cayenne


Up to 24 hours prior to grilling, combine marinade ingredients and pour into freezer bag. Place lamb cubes in marinade and refrigerate until ready to grill. Be sure all pieces of lamb are covered with marinade.

Prepare vegetables. Wash and dry veggies. Cur green peppers and onions into 1 inch chunks. Set aside.

Prepare skewers by spraying a light coat of cooking oil to prevent sticking. Place lamb and vegetables on skewers. Grill spicy lamb kebabs for about 5-7 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Serve with hummus, baba ghannouj, or turkish cacik, a cucumber yogurt sauce for dipping.

Join the hip arts crowd at the BFM next to the Big Bear Cafe along R st nw between First st and Florida ave. Sunday 10am till 2pm

we take WIC and CSF

Thanks for your support your market manager ted mcginn