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Frittata in RVA

I thought my Jersey City gig had ended and was back in Richmond and enjoyed a very tasty prosciutto, Hanover tomato, feta, kalamata olive and spinach frittata on our new house stove.

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Braised beet leaves

I finally got around to finishing up the beet leaves that I picked up at the farmer’s market. A little bit if olive oil and perfect. Almost tastes like spinach with a bit more color.

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Summer refreshment, on the road, Jersey City

It’s summer so it’s time for some simple, refreshing summer classics on the road from Richmond in my apartment AirBnB extension in Jersey City. At least the beets were from the Grove Street market even though the new ginger had … Continue reading

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Pickled beets, flowering German gold tomatoes

I had not wanted to lug beets around all day after the Alexandria Farmers six weeks ago so waited until the Saturday RVA South of James Farmer’s Market to get some starter material for pickled beets, here shown with heirloom German Gold … Continue reading

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Mission Ceviche at Smorgasburg in Williamsburg

From the Mission Ceviche booth at the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg I sampled the Catch of the Dayay Ceviche (flounder) with a refreshing Chicha morada drink made from purple corn. I also saw classical music performance by Yellow Barn Music Haul from the back of … Continue reading

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Ricotta pancakes

It was time to adjust the Sunday morning breakfast away from crepes (ah, crepeasbagain?!?) and I hauled out an old Bobby Flay recipe for lemon ricotta pancakes with fresh fruit. This week I tried a cast iron skillet but perhaps my … Continue reading

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Sweet potato gnocchi

Spring seemed to be ending on a rainy weekend which allowed the time consuming, multi-process gnocchi making from this Washington Post recipe. The gnocchi were combined with fresh local spinach, swimming in a cream sauce and dusted with grated parmesan and … Continue reading

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