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Entries from April 2011

Opening Weekend at DC/VA/MD Farmers Markets

April 29th, 2011 · 8 Comments

I’ve been spoiled to live by year-round markets, but my heart still skips a beat at the first spotting of bright green stalks of asparagus after a long, cold winter. This past weekend I lucked out and found the season’s first Northern Neck strawberries, too — much to the Foodie Tot’s joy. (Yes, he did [...]

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Tags: at market · farmers market news

Royal Rhubarb Ginger Scones

April 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I confess, I’m excited about the Royal wedding. My great grandmother grew up in England, after all, emigrating to the US as a teenager. (Technically, my grandfather’s family also had British origins, but as they came to America in the 1600s I think that’s stretching things a bit.) So I plan to set the alarm [...]

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Tags: at market · baking · breakfast · recipes

Bringing Greens to Inner DC

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Happy Earth Day! I was going to write with some Foodie Tots tips for going green — you know, plant a garden, join a CSA, go meatless, yada yada yada, but I’ve got some other exciting news instead. The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture — an awesome new nonprofit effort launched by local [...]

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Tags: PSA · around DC · eatLocalDC · eco-friendly

Foodie Tots in the Garden: Planning & Planting

April 20th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Our first year kitchen garden experiment didn’t yield a whole lot in terms of edibles, but the pride in the four-year-old’s face as he told people (family, neighbors, total strangers in the garden store…) about his garden made it all worthwhile. He may not have liked the sungold cherry tomatoes, but he loved to pick [...]

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Tags: foodietots kitchen garden

FoodieTots Review: The Whole Family Cookbook (and giveaway)

April 18th, 2011 · 17 Comments

If there’s such a thing as a family food superhero, my friend Michelle Stern surely is one. Founder of a certified-green cooking school in the San Francisco Bay area and author of the What’s Cooking with Kids blog, Michelle was invited to the White House for the launch of Chefs Move to the Schools and [...]

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Tags: at market · breakfast · cookbooks · cooking with kids · kids cook monday · recipes · weeknight meals