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Brunch at the Urban Farmhouse Market & Café

I have been off grid for a few months while my hubby heals from surgery and it feels great to finally be updating CookSomething! RVA

What better place to get back into the groove than a cozy, rusticly chic and pleasantly unique café… the Urban Farmhouse Market & Café. Continue reading “Brunch at the Urban Farmhouse Market & Café”

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Pesto in just minutes!

Using this recipe from SkinnyTaste, I have become obsessed with fresh made PESTO!  I made this batch in particular for last night’s dinner, Pesto Chicken Bake Continue reading “Pesto in just minutes!”

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Kitchen Herbs to have handy…

I have potted my summer kitchen herbs!!!  There is nothing like snipping a handful of fresh herbs for dinner or any meal for that matter.  The kitchen window, if it gets some good light, is a perfect place to start a small herb garden.

I have found that I am not the best at starting from seed so I tend to purchase seedling from the local farmer’s market or even Lowe’s for that matter.  A little tending, some good organic potting soil, a little water and you have got yourselve an herb garden.

Sweet Basil, German Thyme, Cilantro and Rosemary are my favs and really do quite well in full to moderate sun and in containers.    So aromatic and each taste so good when added fresh to a meal.

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used “cooking” herbs:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

I also enjoy having some mint on hand for iced tea.