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Entries from May 2010

Strawberry Cupcakes (and 5 links for Friday)

May 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I probably don’t have to tell you it’s strawberry season — in fact, we’re getting down to the final weeks here in Virginia, and there were reports of the first cherries of the season at the FreshFarm Penn Quarter market yesterday. We had friends over last weekend and I wanted to make strawberry cupcakes for [...]

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Tags: baked goods · baking · cooking with kids · five on friday

Shopping Smarter at the Supermarket

May 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

For those who frequently shop with young children, the goal tends to be to get in, get what you need and get out before a meltdown. Reading nutrition labels and trying to make sense of manufacturer’s nutrition claims is increasingly time-consuming. While the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is supposed to regulate misleading claims — [...]

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Tags: food for thought · food news

At the Bloomingdale Farmers Market (and Sunday BLTJs)

May 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

I ventured into the city Sunday to check out a new (to me) market, the Bloomingdale Farmers Market. The sister market to the 14th & U Farmers Market, Bloomingdale is open Sundays from 10am-2pm. I was lured in to visit by news of some new cheeses at Keswick Creamery. (Head over to the cheese blog [...]

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Tags: at market

(Sorta Meatless Monday) Coconut Basil Shrimp Stir-Fry

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure if there’s an official rule about seafood on Meatless Monday, but I’ve generally avoided it thus far. Since part of the purpose of Meatless Monday is to raise awareness of the environmental impact of our food choices, I figured I’d make an exception for a farewell to Gulf shrimp. This dinner was [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · seafood · weeknight meals

Mood-Changing Meals (Pancakes with Strawberries … for Dinner!)

May 19th, 2010 · 8 Comments

So the boy has developed this charming habit lately of coming to the table when called for dinner, taking a cursory glance at his plate, and then declaring, “I do not like that! I do not even eat that!” Sometimes, this is followed with continued whining and stomping around, other times it’s followed with him [...]

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Tags: at market · breakfast · cooking with kids · meatless monday · recipes · vegetarian · weeknight meals