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Breaking the Bread Baking Fast

September 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It doesn’t seem like all that long ago that I decided to join the Bread Baker’s Apprentice challenge, and breathlessly announced my plans for “a year in bread.” The first recipe, mercifully, was simple and turned out perfectly, and I thought I was hooked on the yeasty aroma and feeling of accomplishment on pulling a [...]

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Tags: baking · holiday · recipes

Preserving Summer: Tomato Jam

August 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments

Our Potomac Vegetable Farms CSA bag was full of ripe summer tomatoes last week, after a slow and soggy start to tomato season here in Virginia. Unfortunately, we were leaving town the day after our pick-up. Of course, that was also the day we got the notice that the boxes of surplus canning tomatoes were [...]

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Tags: CSA · cooking with kids · preserving · recipes · tomato · vegetables

At Market: Cherries, Charcuterie & Canteloupe (and a Honey Bee love note)

July 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Updates on the early July finds at our local farmers markets, and scroll down to learn why you should satisfy your sweet tooth with something honey-sweetened today! At the Del Ray Farmers Market: Last week we returned to the Crystal City Farmers Market to check out its newest additions, and returned to the Del Ray [...]

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Healthier Holiday Treats

December 4th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I’ve been thinking about the best way to celebrate the holidays here at Foodie Tots. It seems that there are already gift guides galore for every man, woman, child and pet on your list, and no shortage of holiday cookie recipes to choose from. As I began hunting for healthier toddler-friendly holiday treats, it occurred [...]

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Tags: baked goods · dessert · healthy eating

One Local Summer, wk4: Spring Herb Chicken

June 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

This week’s OLS dinner was spring herb and yogurt marinated chicken, served with a swiss chard and maitake mushroom saute and a little non-local brown rice (leftover from another meal). Mushrooms, chicken and yogurt came from Pa. (slightly past the 100 mi. border), while the herbs (savory and chives) and chard came from our CSA, [...]

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Tags: one local summer · recipes