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The Fourth and Fifth Days of Christmas (of Breads and Limes)

The Fourth Day of Christmas was mostly spent cooking dinner for a group of hungry hunters, out for a pheasant shoot. It is the second time I have cooked for that group. It’s always a good thing when a client wants you back! On the 

The First Two Days of Christmas

Christmas Day –  dinner for 9. Locally smoked salmon with creme fraiche tartines (homemade baguette) Cream of butternut squash & parsnips with truffle oil (butternut squash from guest Wendy ‘s garden. This is Wendy’ second year of gardening only and she – unlike me – 

Allons Enfants de la Patrie…


Amuse-Bouche: Pissaladière

Rillettes D’Oie Sauvage au Coriandre Vert

Salade de Melon à la Menthe et au Combava

Paté Créole Reunionnais
Petite Salade Verte

Vichyssoise à l’Oseille

Poulet Fermier au Vrai Barbeque (Chêne Rouge & Bois de Pomme)
Haricots Verts

Brochettes de Boeuf aux Herbes de Provence
Courgettes & Onions Rouges Grillés

Plateau de Fromages

Desserts Variés
· Crème à la Lavande et au Miel
· Glace au Babeurre & à la Verveine Citronelle avec Coulis de Bleuets
· Tarte aux Apricots Frais

Petites Galette Bretonnes

In other words: Continue reading Allons Enfants de la Patrie…

Summer Solstice on Turkey Mountain

An all local seasonal menu to celebrate the summer solstice: Canapés Rappahannock Cellars Seyval Blanc 2008 Gadino Cellars Pinot Grigio 2008 Blueberry Wasmund’s Rye Cocktail Blueberries from Roy’s Orchard in Sperryville, VA Rye from Copper Fox Distillery in Sperryville VA

Locavore June 25

When in season, you eat it – whatever “it” is – until you are almost tired of it, and then you are ready and happy to move on to the next thing that’s fresh and in-season. But that’s assumed you are either growing an awful 

Locavore June 18

Beverly Hunter was interested in seeing what people ate that was locally grown or raised in or around Rappahannock County, Virginia – as well as bought locally through our small non-chain stores such as Roy’s in Sperryville, E-cow in Amissville, The Corner Store in Sperryville, Food for Thought in Griffinsburg. She inquired on Rappnet, an on-line discussion board for those interested or living in Rappahannock County. Some people took up the challenge for a few days, but me thinks ablog might be an easier way to do this. So here I am starting and will chronicle my locavority (or lack of, sometimes).

– Dinner Monday: quick-fry venison from the hills behind us, courtesy of one of my neighbors sauteed with garlic and onions bought locally and canned tomatoes from the garden (last year’s harvest). Seasoned with definitively not local spices (roasted curry powder brought back by a friend from Sri Lanka) and olive oil. Served with couscous and Swiss Chard (from the garden) . Two square of locally bought chocolate. Continue reading Locavore June 18