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Gifts from Shaw Girl’s Kitchen


So you’re finishing up your Christmas shopping, happily checking everyone off of your list and then it hits you: what about my co-workers? Sure a lot of them can be complete and total idiots, but ’tis the season to be forgiving (and to ignore the fact that some of your co-workers – thankfully none of mine – have the charm of a poisonous snake) and what says “let bygones be bygones” like homemade treats? Also, they’re a heck of a lot cheaper than giving everyone gift cards….

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Soup’s On…Over at


I’ve been whipping up soups left and right, even though I’m not a broth based soup fan. But it’s cold and I’m running out of ideas for tubers and carrots. To find out more about this lovely looking soup, head on over to! And believe it or not, I have another soup recipe for you guys this week!

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You Didn’t Think I Forgot Thanksgiving, Did You?


Want to make a stuffing that will stop Thanksgiving dinner in its tracks? Head on over to for my Apple, Sausage and Mushroom stuffing, completely made from local produce and foods. Now take that and stuff it (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

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“Uhmmmm, So What’s That Next to the Potatoes?”


I bet you’re wondering about that lovely cut of meat quietly sitting beside the Asiago Rosemary Au Gratin Potatoes. It’s okay to wonder…you’re not cheating on the potatoes by looking longingly at that delicious slab of beef next to it. In fact, I think the potatoes would be insulted if you didn’t tip your salivary glands towards its plate companion. So what is it you ask? Well, not to be coy but I can’t tell you…at least not here. To learn more about the roast, you will have to trek over to, where I have begun contributing posts on local food vendors and how to prepare fresh, in season produce. Regular readers to Adventures in Shaw know I am a strong proponent of sustainable agriculture and using local foods from local farmers and vendors. By contributing to, I can spread that message to more DCites (and not bore you to tears with weekly posts about farmers markets and food vendors in DC). Now before you start worrying that a new column elsewhere means Shaw Girl will pull one of her disappearing acts again, take a deep breath and relax. Adventures in Shaw isn’t going anywhere…where else can I swear like a sailor and talk about food at the same time? Fuck yeah! Okay, that was just put in there so I can curse…


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