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Entries from April 2010

May Farmers Market Openings in Northern Virginia

April 30th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Tomorrow begins the 2010 farmers market season for much of Northern Virginia. And, our Virginia farmers tend to be the first in the area with ripe strawberries, so be on the look-out for them in the next couple weeks! Alexandria: The West End Market in Ben Brenman Park opens this Sunday, 9am-1pm. Alma from Westmoreland [...]

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Tags: at market

Grow Green for Earth Week (5 links for Friday)

April 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have a special Earth Week-themed collection of links to share today, but first a few pieces of personal news. I was too wrapped up in bake sale prep last week to share this with you all, but I’m thrilled that FoodieTots was listed on Babble.com’s Top 50 Mom Food Bloggers list! If you haven’t [...]

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Tags: five on friday · food politics · green tips

Bake Sale for Kids a Sweet Success (and Lemon Cupcakes)

April 22nd, 2010 · 5 Comments

The DC Food Blogger Bake Sale for Share our Strength, held this past Saturday at Eastern Market, was a great success. We got off to a slow and chilly morning, but business picked up as the crowds grew throughout the morning. I’m pleased to report that we raised $612 to fight child hunger right here [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · food benefits · recipes

Asparagus with Eggs (Meatless Monday)

April 19th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I don’t know how much of it can be attributed to the fact that asparagus is the first fresh new vegetable of the spring, but my love affair with these crisp stalks grows each year. This is my favorite way to enjoy them, and works as the ultimate market-fresh, fast-food meal whether for breakfast, lunch [...]

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Tags: at market · meatless monday · recipe · vegetables

Welcome to the FoodieTots Kitchen Garden

April 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments

As we traveled down the path of eating more locally, it was hard to escape the feeling that maybe we should try growing some of our own food, too. Because we weren’t planning to stay in our current house as long as we have, I never broke ground for a garden and just made do [...]

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Tags: foodietots kitchen garden