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Lunch at Sugar & Twine

I spent a beautiful, although windy, Saturday in Carytown.  My first stop was Perception Organic Spa for a bit of self TLC. Continue reading “Lunch at Sugar & Twine”

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Lunch at Brew – Midlothian

Recently visited Brew Gastropub at the Bellgrade Shopping Center for a quick bite and a good beer.

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Deep Dish, Cast Iron Pizza


Made my very first deep dish pizza!  I am happy to report a delicious success. I hadn’t even thought about homemade deep dish pizza until running across a recipe from thru

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Cottage Pie, you say?

Bake until potatoes have a golden brown crust

I have never made this before… but now I’m hooked.  This traditional style English Cottage Pie is a new family staple especially after a winter like we had this year!The recipe below is a combitnation of a few different takes on the cottage pie, with a few of my own twists through in.  Hearty, meaty and full of flavor; I hope you’ll try this recipe. Continue reading “Cottage Pie, you say?”

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New Year, New Moon and Afton Mountain…

Morning on Afton MountainCan you call it a tradition on only the second time?

Well tradition or not, we rang in 2014 in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Afton Mountain to be precise in a cozy little cabin.

My husband and I headed out of Richmond and towards those gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains; first stop, The Southern Way Café in Crozét.

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