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Best Berry Picking Farms & Festivals

May 22nd, 2015 · 4 Comments

Memorial Day weekend is traditionally the pinnacle of strawberry season here in the DC area, and the foodie tots tend to eat through our weekly market haul of berries well before I get a chance to cook with them. So a trip to the pick-your-own farm is essential for stocking up! Here are a few […]

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

Scenes from Mosaic Central Farm Market

May 16th, 2014 · 12 Comments

May, as you locals know, brings opening day to the rest of the DC region’s seasonal farmers markets. Brand new this year is the Mosaic Central Farm Market in Merrifield’s Mosaic District. If you follow us on Instagram (@foodietots), you know the Mosaic District is one of our family’s new favorite hang-outs. From fast, healthy […]

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Tags: around DC · at market

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

May 29th, 2013 · 71 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

{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