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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.

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Sushi at Home – Date or Family Night

  Although I have made Sushi a few times before, I am so glad I did a little research and a little chatting about a few secrets to making really good sushi!! I wanted  focused on a few keys things, good rice, good grades of fish, uniform slices of veggies, and a good sharp knife.… Continue reading Sushi at Home – Date or Family Night

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Baby Looms

What a great find at the Fresh Market this afternoon… “Baby Looms”! These are miniature heirloom tomatoes, great for salads or pasta. Lots of sizes, shapes and colors. Very rich in vitamin C, low calorie, and cholesterol free! Just a few are featured above: Brandywine, dates back to the late 1800’s, reddish-pink skin with veins… Continue reading Baby Looms

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Lots to see at the Plant Sale

On Saturday the girls, (me, my Mom and my niece) spent a beautiful afternoon at the Lewis Ginter Plant Sale.  Lots to see and purchase from trees to veggies, herbs to orchids. Local farms and nurseries were out in full force. Radical Roots Farm and Tricycle Gardens are familiar faces offering beautiful organic veggies, fruits… Continue reading Lots to see at the Plant Sale

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Lewis Ginter’s Plant Sale – 4/28-4/30/11

My favorite time of the year to buy some of the best seedlings to jump-start your organic garden is at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s annual plant sale.  And we’re in luck again this year with some of the coolest local vendors around!   Whether you are into flower or veggie gardening or a bit of both, you”ll… Continue reading Lewis Ginter’s Plant Sale – 4/28-4/30/11

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Growing Herbs

When growing indoors, it’s best to plant herbs with like sunlight needs.  This information is commonly found either on the seed packets or on the plant stakes in the seedling container. Again, I have to say that I have the best results when starting with seedlings, but you may prefer to start from seed. I… Continue reading Growing Herbs