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Entries from May 2009

A Year of Bread

May 13th, 2009 · 13 Comments

One of my personal goals for the year was to conquer my long-standing fear of baking with yeast to make my own bread. We almost never eat grocery store bread, but we do rely quite heavily on our local bakeries and market vendors. And unlike the farm-fresh produce at the market, the baked goods aren’t […]

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Tags: baking

At Market: Pork Tenderloin with Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce

May 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Alexandria Farmers Market Watch: The weather was gorgeous in Alexandria this weekend, but my farmers market visits were brief due to visiting in-laws and a packed toddler-centric schedule of activities. (Three years in, I’m realizing that Mother’s Day is really not so much about me…)  At the Del Ray Farmers Market, Three Way Farms had […]

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Tags: at market · NoVA Locavore · proteins · recipes

The Copper Pot and more at the Oakton Farmers Market

May 7th, 2009 · 5 Comments

FoodieTots @ the Farmers Market Week continues with a field trip to the Vienna/Oakton Farmers Market to sample The Copper Pot by Chef Stefano Frigerio. It’s opening week at the Fairfax County Farmers Markets, and perhaps the most publicized new vendor in local market history was the Copper Pot Food Company by Chef Stefano Frigerio. […]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · NoVA Locavore · pasta

Healthy Habits take Root at the Market

May 5th, 2009 · 6 Comments

FoodieTots @ the Farmers Market Week continues with some background on why we love the market for teaching healthy habits. This post was originally a guest contribution at Food with Kid Appeal ~ visit Jenna’s blog for more tips to inspire healthy eating with your kids. This weekend, my son rediscovered his toy shopping cart […]

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Tags: at market · healthy eating · vegetables

At the Alexandria Markets: Strawberries!

May 4th, 2009 · 4 Comments

It’s Farmers Market week here at FoodieTots, so stay tuned all week for market re-openings and seasonal recipes featuring farm fresh food from the Chesapeake Bay foodshed. Hooray for spring! The rain held off most of the morning for the Del Ray Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8am-noon). New vendor Shlagel Farms had just a few of […]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · farmers market news · NoVA Locavore · recipes