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Favorite Things: No-Cook Summer Suppers

August 21st, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our favorite things week continues with a non-recipe — because I don’t spend much time developing new recipes here at the close of summer. Pretty much everything found at the market or in our CSA bag can be served fresh or quickly grilled with a little cheese and few slices of bread. Why make things [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · salad

Meatless Monday: Power Smoothies

June 6th, 2011 · 2 Comments

There’s a lot going on at the Foodie Tots’ house these days. The foodie tot himself graduated from Pre-K on Friday. We hosted a small post-graduation brunch on Saturday, there are relatives in town and we’re about to head out of town on the first of several summer trips. Throw in work and all the [...]

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Tags: breakfast · family · foodietots around the web · kids cook monday · meatless monday

{Preserving Summer} Bourbon Peach Jam

August 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

I mentioned we recently went peach picking at Hollin Farms in Fauquier County, Virginia. Unfortunately my preserving aspirations exceeded my hands-free time during the week (one so quickly forgets how time-consuming infants can be) so sadly we lost a few to spoilage before I got a chance to put up a batch of jam. (We [...]

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Tags: fresh from the... · fruit · local farms · preserving · recipes

Local Potluck Tuesday (and Recipes for Peach Season)

July 20th, 2010 · 5 Comments

If you’ve been to a DC-area farmers market lately, I don’t have to tell you peaches are here. After a couple week hiatus, we stopped by the Crystal City Farmers Market last week to stock up on fruit at Kuhn Orchard — but I passed up the peaches and went for apricots, plums, blue and [...]

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Tags: at market · fruit · local potluck tuesday · recipes

Preserving Summer: Peach Gelato

August 21st, 2009 · 8 Comments

It’s peach season and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they hold out long enough for me to can some for winter. In the meantime, here’s the peach gelato that made me swoon, if I do say so myself. Ever wonder what the difference is between ice cream and gelato? Sherbet and sorbet? As far [...]

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Tags: at market · dairy · dessert · fruit · recipes