Category Archives: Richmond

Rocoto peppers

Aftering surviving an insect attack indoors this past winter and growing faster than the attack this summer, our Peruvian rocoto peppers (Capsicum pubescens) are putting on bourgeois and gorgeous new purple blooms.  Although not near as hot as thin fleshed … 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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Avocado oil mayonnaise

It seemed like such a good idea to make scratch mayonnaise using avocado oil and egg yolks and lemon and vinegar but the first attempt yielded a “broken” mayo and the second attempt with an additional yolk and very slow … Continue reading

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Grilled pork loin & asparagus

It was time to get the charcoal smoking for some grilled pork loin and asparagus complemented with a salad of bacon-fried yellow squash and cherry tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens.

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Squash cakes

A nice recipe for a yellow squash patty combines grated squash with Romano cheese, shallots, grated carrot, chopped parsley and egg before pan frying and oven baking. Delicious with a class of pinot grigio.

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Kim chi sunrise

The ingredients for the first Kim chi of 2017 were a bit overly refrigerated, with the Napa cabbage being a bit clear upon cutting and the replacement regular radishes practically frozen solid, which I thought would make them juicier than … Continue reading

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Champion Brewing, RVA edition

Champion Brewing of Charlottesville has opened a tasting room at Fourth and Grace, kitty corner from Rappahonnok Oysters, in the former Bank of Viginia building with its spectacular high ceilings. Stop by and enjoy a pint.

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