Posts Tagged ‘blogs’

Recipe Swap, Valentine’s Edition

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Recipe Swap “Sunday” comes a day early this week, with some Valentine’s recipes that tempted my taste buds:

  • A “Fishy Valentine” from Dish-trict (what, a whole fish doesn’t scream romance to you?)
  • Cute Breadstick Hearts from What’s Cooking
  • Skip the pink, with an Orange Lunch from Alison’s Lunch
  • Something sweet, Root Beer Bundt Cake from gas*tron*o*my
  • We’ve been on a blood orange kick lately, and will surely be trying the Flaky Blood Orange Tart from Smitten Kitchen.
  • Lastly, if you share my love for a stinky blue cheese, hop on over to Cheese & Champagne and enter our “Ode to Roquefort” love poem contest!

What are you cooking up for Valentine’s Day? We’re away from home, so will be delegating the cooking tonight!

Recipe Swap Sunday

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Here are a few recipes and articles that I “clipped” from around the web this week:

If you’ve come across any good recipes lately, please feel free to share in the comments!

Vote for FoodieTots in Food Blog Awards

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

As mentioned yesterday, I was honored to be nominated for the Well Fed Network‘s Food Blog Awards in the Best Family/Kids Food Blog category. I want to thank my loyal readers who nominated me, the esteemed judges who selected me as a finalist, and my fellow nominees who are also devoted to raising kids on good, nutritious foods.

If you haven’t already met the other nominees, please take a minute to visit Andrea’s Recipes (a local blogger), Picky Palate, The Barefoot Kitchen Witch, and Under the High Chair.

And check out the other categories to discover more great food blogs. A third DC-based blog, The Bitten Word, garnered a nomination in the Best New Blog category.  Congratulations to all the nominees! (And please vote!)

Phone a (Eco-Parenting) Friend

Friday, October 17th, 2008

I recently attended BlogHer’s DC conference, where I was thrilled to meet up with a group of green supermoms whose blogs I frequently turn to to help make sense of the latest environmental and green parenting news. Confused about bottled water having the same cancer-causing contaminants as tap water? Manufacturers voluntarily creating BPA-free bottles yet the FDA says they still can’t tell if any thing’s wrong with it? (What’s a little extra risk for altered brain development, anyway.) And what about lead? These women are devoting their spare time (which means giving up sleep, as my fellow parent readers know!) to uncovering the truth behind green claims and controversies and sharing tips to help other parents make smart choices.

The Green Parent Jenn Savedge wrote the book, literally, on eco-friendly parenting. Diane MacEachern is one of Glamour magazine’s 70 leading women environmentalists and the author of the book and blog The Big Green Purse, showing how to use the power of your checkbook to push corporate America in the right direction. Organic Mania helps you make sense of all things green and organic. The Smart Mama, armed with her trusty XRF toy-testing gun, is a walking encyclopedia on toxins found in the home and in children’s toys. Green & Clean Mom makes green living “sassy, sexy and fun.” And there’s a new group effort from my friend formerly known as Mama Bird, at The Green Phonebooth. If you only click one of these links – though I encourage you to bookmark or subscribe to them all! – make it Jess’s write-up of the Smart Mama’s tests on some of her own kid’s toys and other items you literally carry every day, like car keys. It’s a scary, contaminated world out there, but these women are making the world cleaner for our kids, one blog post at a time.

Want more? Find their books at your local bookseller:

The Green Parent
The Green Parent

Big Green Purse
Big Green Purse

Farm Fresh DC, July

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

When last we surveyed the DC-area farmers market cooks, strawberries were center stage. Now that summer is heating up, we’ve been finishing off cherry and lettuce season, and tomatoes, squash, peaches and corn are on the horizon. It’s no surprise given DC’s steamy summers that the common theme this month seems to be refreshing salads. Here’s a look at what’s locally fresh right now:

  • The Food Scribe shares a summery Sugar Plum, Salad and Sorrel Salad, with Licking Bend Creek Farms’ produce from the Historic Brookland Farmers Market (Tuesdays, 4-7pm).
  • The Garden Apartment dishes up a fresh and colorful Summer Salad with Herb Vinaigrette, featuring beans, potatoes and tomatoes from the Foggy Bottom FreshFarm Market (Wednesdays, 2.30-7pm).
  • Knitting 40 Shades of Green scored some early blackberries for her Salad with Fennel and Blackberries, with fennel from her Food Matters CSA (VA).
  • Delicious served hot or cold, don’t miss the hot pink Summer Borscht by The Houndstooth Gourmet, featuring beets from the Kingstowne Market (Fridays, 4-7pm).
  • With lots of fresh eggplant at market lately, ratatouille is also popping up on the local blogs. The Arugula Files tops this one with a pesto vinaigrette and local favorite FireFly Farms chevre.
  • For those wondering how to cook okra at home (like me), The Slow Cook shares a Smothered Okra recipe with okra from the Chevy Chase Market (Saturdays 9am-1pm).
  • There’s so much more than just cherries out there. Check out the Wineberry Tart by FoodRockz, with berries from the Dupont Circle FreshFarm Market (Sundays, 9am-1pm).
  • And my recent Peachy Pork Quinoa Salad featured D&S Farm’s first peaches from the Del Ray Farmers Market (Saturdays, 8am-noon).

You’ll be amazed at the things these cooks have been doing with cherries and berries, so go check them out! (P.S. Some of you might want to check out the Sugar High Friday Berries round-up over at FoodBlogga; enter by Aug. 3 to be included.)

Join in for August! I’ve decided to make this a monthly feature. If you’re in the DC area and want to share what you’re cooking, leave a comment or email me at foodietots AT gmail DOT com. (Blog not necessary, but photos are encouraged!) Deadline for the August round-up will be Wednesday, August 13.

Looking for a farmers market near you? Check And to see what’s on the table in your area, check out the One Local Summer regional round-ups at FarmtoPhilly.

Like food? Help farmers! – Last week to comment and enter to win a free cookbook!