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Farmstand #SundaySupper Preview

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The first local sweet corn hits the farmers markets here in the DC area right around the 4th of July, and it quickly becomes peak season for all of our summer favorites — berries, peaches, corn, peppers, tomatoes, melon, squash and so much more. The inspiration is boundless, and while I was quick to sign up to co-host this week’s Farmstand Food Sunday Supper, it took me a while to decide what to make. But it was the beautiful bounty of baby zucchini — and their blossoms — that won my heart this week. Check back on Sunday to see what they became.

Farmstand #SundaySupper Preview |

And, here’s a sneak peek at the recipes my fellow Sunday Supper bloggers will be sharing. Thanks to DB of Crazy Foodie Stunts for co-hosting with me this week, and please do come back Sunday to check them all out! Join us on Twitter too to share what you’ve been cooking from your local farmstands and farmers markets.

Appetizers, Sides and Salads



Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.

Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

2010 in Review

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

It would be hard to out-do the highs and lows of 2010. Looking back, some of our most memorable meals weren’t even homemade — such as the pizza dinner in our new dining room the day we closed on the house, and the first sushi after the foodie bebe’s birth. Between the many firsts still in store for the baby, and the boy starting kindergarten in the fall (?!), 2011 is bound to be full of so many more memories. But before we forge forward, here are just a few favorite Foodie Tots moments of 2010:

3 favorite Sweet Treats

3 favorite Farmers Market Meals

And tooting my own horn for a minute, 3 notable honors:

And looking forward now … the foodie bebe ate her first solids on the first day of 2011:

Stay tuned for a few posts on baby food as we kick off 2011 with a renewed focus on good food for even the littlest eaters. Thanks for reading these past three years, and please drop me a note if there are topics you’d like to see more of in 2011. Cheers!

Kids Cook Book Soup #1 — Calling All Little Chefs!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Don’t forget! The first installment of Kids Cook Book Souptheme: Apples! — is now open for entries through this coming Sunday, October 18.Monday, October 26 — extended an extra week! Check for round-up Tuesday, October 27th.

To simplify the challenge, here’s all you need to do: cook (with your kids!) any apple recipe … and share where you found the recipe. It can be from a story, a cookbook, or a family recipe. The only requirements are a) that it contain apples, and b) that you involve your kids! And have fun! :)

You’ll send me a link to your post &/or picture (no blog needed to participate), and we’ll post the round-up right here, on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.  Just email your link &/or photo, along with your name (or name you want printed), kid’s age(s), blog name and location to me at foodietots @

And, everyone who participates will be entered to win a great food-themed children’s book.

Please help spread the word! Click the “SHARE THIS” button below to share on Twitter, Facebook &/or Stumble It!

Announcing Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets Contest Winners!

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

First, a huge thank you to all who helped spread the word about the the Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Market contest! As you recall, the contest was launched in correlation with National Farmers Market Week, and our contest participants demonstrated through their photos the many lessons that kids can learn from visiting farmers markets, whether it’s trying a food once loathed, learning to spell, or finding creative uses for all those farm-fresh veggies. I so loved the entries that I couldn’t pick just one, so please join me in congratulating both our winners…

1st Prize goes to Cheryl of Backseat Gourmet for this precious photo of a toddler suddenly discovering a deep love for raspberries:

foodie tot discovers raspberries

This foodie tot’s mama writes,

“I’d just finished telling my sister-in-law that Smilosaurus wouldn’t eat raspberries when she lost her mind in an an effort to prove me wrong. Signs of things to come? Part of our farmers’ market tours, taken at City Centre Market, Edmonton.”

… and our Runner-Up is “Glitzy Purse Girl” of Steeped Insanity with this shot of her son fiercely guarding his prized produce:

foodie tot guarding bags

Congrats to you both and I hope you enjoy your goodie bags! And a final note, the Flickr group will stay open so please continue to share pictures of your kids at your local farmers markets.

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

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

foodietots love farmersmarketsIt’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 pool by midnight Monday, August 31, and you’ll have a chance to win a kid-sized reusable market tote filled with foodie goodies. For an extra entry into the drawing, blog about your local farmers market with a link back to this post &/or retweet a link to the “Foodie Tots <3 Farmers Markets” Flickr pool.

As for us, we’ve been on the road and while we’ve visited farms, we’ve not set foot in a farmers market in days. Today the boy squealed at the sight of fresh produce at a Brooklyn storefront so I could hardly say no when he asked for “raspberries, blueberries, red plums, black plums, and green pears!” It was his birthday, after all. Fill us in on what your kids pick out this weekend!

foodie tots love farmers markets pool