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

May 29th, 2013 · No Comments

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

Where to Pick Strawberries This Weekend {Virginia}

May 25th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, though our earlier-than-usual spring means we’ve already been enjoying them for weeks. (As evidenced by, well, my last ten posts, give or take…). Assuming you’re not sick of them yet, here are a few favorite places to get out and [...]

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Tags: Know Your Food · NoVA Locavore · fresh from the... · local farms

{At Market} Strawberry Horchata

April 24th, 2012 · 3 Comments

I still can’t believe how early strawberry season began this year. We got our first Virginia berries of the year at the Falls Church Farmers Market last weekend, and a few more this weekend. The foodie tots have been ecstatic. The first week, they downed a pint at breakfast as soon as I returned from [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · cooking with toddlers · drinks · global flavors · kids cook monday · recipes · spring · summer

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

Local Potluck Tuesday June 15 (and Strawberry Shortcake)

June 15th, 2010 · 3 Comments

I couldn’t let strawberry season pass us by without the obligatory sink-full-of-berry photo, er, recipes, right? After being told one local farm was out of strawberries, I rushed to our neighborhood farmers market first thing last Saturday to grab half a flat from Black Rock Orchard. I made a small batch of freezer jam and [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · dessert · local potluck tuesday · recipe