Category Archives: VA

Sourdough rye naan (flatbread)

I was preparing for an Amtrak trip to NYC and needed a healthier sandwich substrate so took took white wheat sourdough from the refrigerator and addsourdough rye flatbreaded rye flour, salt and olive oil and left it to rise in … Continue reading

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Old Church Creamery

Old Church Creamery has returned producing some of the most flavorful yogurt in the RVA area without wasting time with carrageenan and guar gum which Dannon and Yoplait add for industrial smoothness. And there is a nice clot of cream … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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