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Entries from July 2009

Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets (Photo Contest & Giveaway)

July 31st, 2009 · 7 Comments

All right folks, National Farmers Market Week begins this Sunday, August 2. Here’s your chance to support your local farmers and vendors and get more than just yummy, fresh food in return. Submit a photo of your tot(s) at the market to the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Flickr pool during the week (August 2-9) [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news

At Market: Squash Blossom Succotash (and get ready for Farmers Market Week!)

July 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments

July at the Markets: Summer harvest is in full stride now at the Alexandria/DC markets, with sweet corn, summer squash, and the first heirloom tomatoes making their debut. Blueberries and raspberries will soon be gone, and early varieties of apples are already turning up. I intended to make Oyamel’s squash blossom soup with my recent [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · ingredients · recipes · weeknight meals · whole grains

One Local Nacho Night (and CSA Mid-Season Report)

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

We’re already more than a third of the way through our CSA season, and we’ve finally left the abundant leafy greens behind and moved on to the baby vegetable phase. Well, there were some full size sweet onions this week, but everything else seemed perfectly sized for the toddler — baby beets, baby yellow squash, [...]

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Tags: CSA · one local summer · proteins · recipes · squash · weeknight meals

Eat, Play, Love the Columbia Gorge

July 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 3 of 3 in the Oregon 2009 travelogue, and the first in an occasional “Eat, Play, Love” series* of quick notes and reviews from our family’s favorite places. The past several years our trips to Oregon have included jaunts to the Coast, but limited time this year sent us east of Portland, instead, for [...]

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Tags: away from home · foodietot faves

At the Beaverton Ore. Farmers Market, SuperBlueberry, Hot Crepes and Cold Berry Sodas

July 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Part 2 of 3 in our Oregon travelogue. Read about our farmers market visit, or skip to the end for some Maryland local food events this weekend! As I mentioned previously, it is berry season in Oregon and the food theme of our trip can be summed up in three words: berries, berries, and berries. [...]

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Tags: at market · away from home · foodietot faves · foodietots reviews · restaurants