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Entries from August 2009

At the Fairfax County Farmers Markets: Ready-to-Eat

August 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

So, I don’t know if you’ve heard me mention it, but last week was National Farmers Market Week. Unfortunately I didn’t top last year’s personal record of five markets during the week; in fact, I only made it to four as our weekend plans were curtailed by a sick child. But, I did take advantage […]

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Tags: at market · eatLocalDC · NoVA Locavore · restaurants

One Local Summer Tomato Peach Panzanella

August 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments

By this point of the summer, meals at the Foodie Tot house tend to become simple variations of mixed grill or summer salads. To say I am obsessed with the pairing of summer tomatoes and peaches would be an understatement. This Italian bread salad, incorporating the two plus sweet corn, is the perfect showcase for […]

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Tags: at market · NoVA Locavore · one local summer · recipes · salad

Update: Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Contest Extended!

August 10th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Update: I know this is a busy time, with folks traveling, dealing with summer illnesses (the Foodie Tot included) and back to school preparations, so we’re extending the Farmers Market photo contest through the end of the month! Thanks to those who’ve already contributed great shots to the Flickr pool. If you haven’t yet, you […]

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Cooking Julia with Kids: Blueberry Clafouti (and a film review)

August 7th, 2009 · 12 Comments

The new film Julie & Julia opens tonight, and if you have even a passing interest in food and cooking I highly suggest you catch it. If you haven’t seen the trailer (or book or blog), it’s a Nora Ephron film about a girl, Julie Powell, who decides to cook and blog her way through […]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · dessert · foodietots reviews · recipes

America’s Next Farmers Market Star?

August 6th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Foodie Tot is not the only one excited about the opportunity to profess his love for the markets during National Farmers Market Week. There are not one but two separate online contests underway asking voters to chose their favorite farmers market. To me, that’s like asking a parent to name their favorite child. Sure, […]

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Tags: at market · food for thought · NoVA Locavore · proteins