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Entries from August 2009

Preserving Summer: Tomato Jam

August 31st, 2009 · 10 Comments

Our Potomac Vegetable Farms CSA bag was full of ripe summer tomatoes last week, after a slow and soggy start to tomato season here in Virginia. Unfortunately, we were leaving town the day after our pick-up. Of course, that was also the day we got the notice that the boxes of surplus canning tomatoes were […]

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Tags: cooking with kids · CSA · preserving · recipes · tomato · vegetables

Final Chance to Enter Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Photo Contest

August 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on Final Chance to Enter Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Photo Contest

It’s the final weekend to enter the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets photo contest so grab your kids, your camera (and your rain gear if you’re on the East Coast) and head out to the market this weekend! Snap a shot of your kid(s) and post it to the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Flickr […]

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Growing Little Locavores in Chicago

August 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I’m pleased to introduce Melissa Graham, a Chicago mom who launched a family food organization, Purple Asparagus, and authors the brand new blog, Little Locavores. Read on to learn about her work, an upcoming event in Chicago, and some market fresh recipes to enjoy with your kids. “A few weeks ago, I was noodling around […]

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Preserving Summer: Peach Gelato

August 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s peach season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they hold out long enough for me to can some for winter. In the meantime, here’s the peach gelato that made me swoon, if I do say so myself. Ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato? Sherbet and sorbet? As far […]

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Tags: at market · dairy · dessert · fruit · recipes

One Local Summer, A Family Affair

August 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This past week we’ve enjoyed a visit from family — my two siblings, sister-in-law, niece, father and father-in-law, a family reunion with five of my dad’s six siblings to celebrate my uncle’s retirement from the Navy, and my son’s third birthday party. Of course, food is always the focal point of our (semi-)Italian family’s gatherings, […]

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Tags: at market · one local summer