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Kids Cook: Strawberry Radish Salsa {and Delaplane Strawberry Festival}

May 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

We took advantage of the unusually mild weather this past holiday weekend to finally check out the Delaplane Strawberry Festival in Virginia’s Fauquier County. The annual event is packed with old-fashioned family fun, from the cupcake walk and face painting to tug-of-war, potato sack races, hay rides and pony rides. There were food vendors and [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · healthy eating · kids cook monday · recipes

At the H Street NE FreshFarm Market

May 24th, 2012 · No Comments

The younger foodie tot and I stopped by the H Street NE FreshFarm Market last weekend to finally scope out one of the few markets on the east side of town. At a new location this season (on 13th at H St., NE) , it’s a great little neighborhood market with some well-known vendors (Atwater’s [...]

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Tags: around DC · at market · spring

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! {and Yink’s Pink Ink Drink}

March 2nd, 2012 · 3 Comments

We’re big fans of Dr. Seuss around here. The boy has been looking forward to PBS Kids’ Cat-in-the-Hat-a-thon all week — and, he even has the day off school so he can camp out in front of the tv in his pjs to watch. Meanwhile, I made a Seuss breakfast: Lorax pancakes, green eggs and [...]

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Tags: breakfast · cooking with kids · kids cook book soup · recipes

Worm Wednesday: Celebrating Strawberries

May 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments

I’ve lived in Virginia for more than a decade (gulp), and yet I still have trouble thinking of May as strawberry season. Growing up, the grange down the road from our house hosted an enormous strawberry shortcake festival every Father’s Day weekend. On the bright side, Virginia’s accelerated berry season means I get to enjoy [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · eatLocalDC · foodietots kitchen garden · local farms · summer

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