With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving quickly approaching, I finally gave into the fact that it’s “that time of year”. I was recently given this bottle of Henney’s Dry Cider so I decided to put it to good use by making a Cider Rum Punch. You guys…. make this, hurry!! It’s such an interesting mix […]
We indulged in a few mimosas over the weekend, but none were as delicious as this one sounds. This recipe comes from Caitlin Moran at Glitter Guide, and is a refreshing and unique take on a traditional mimosa. We’re counting down the days until another weekend so we can try it out ourselves. Ingredients: 1 […]
Cucumbers. We eat them, we drink them, we pickle them, we even put them on our faces. This often-forgotten about vegetable is riddled with both health and beauty benefits, and we’re here to debunk them all. Cucumbers can help ward off cancer, can de-puff those tired eyes, and are really superb pickled and sticking out […]
Our friends at Gordy’s are serious about pickles, using only fresh and local produce and responsibly cultivated spices. But these aren’t your everyday pickles. Gordy’s gives us an off-the-beaten-path use for pickle brine with this awesome oyster shooter recipe, using fresh, local oysters from Rappahannock Oyster Co. A Rappahannock oyster on the half shell is paired with a […]
We’re holding onto summer as long as we possibly can, and it’s not hard when the sun is still shining and the days are warm enough. This recipe from The Kitchy Kitchen is a savory-sweet mix perfect for one last weekend of grilling outside before you fully commit to fall. You will need: 8 one-inch […]
There are few things that pickling doesn’t improve upon. And, there are few things better than a homemade Bloody Mary. Our friends at Honestly Yum show us how to make the perfect Bloody using heirloom tomatoes from the backyard and this easy quick pickle recipe.
Camping season is our favorite time of year. The sweltering heat has passed, but it’s still warm enough for sleeping outdoors. The best part of any camping trip is hanging around a fire that you built yourself, surrounded by your closest friends in the middle of the woods, and charring a hot dog or melting […]
Goat cheese, made out of the milk of goats, is more than just freakishly delicious. It also has a number of health benefits, is more easily digestible than cow’s milk and its products, and is the key ingredient to so many amazing dishes. We’re taking a closer look at the soft and tart treat, learning […]
Phoebe Lapine is a cookbook author, chef, and blogger that provides all kinds of delicious, and usually pretty healthy, recipes over at Feed Me Phoebe. One of our recent favorites is a twist on an old classic: Bombay hot dogs with mango relish and curried mayo. Find the original recipe and Phoebe’s own words on […]
Summertime here in Virginia means barbecue, cold beer, neighborhood pools and porch swings. Barbecue especially is something we’re pretty serious about, so we’re here to break it down for you and pass on some of the best Southern BBQ recipes we’ve tasted. Pass the cole slaw, please.
After one too many margaritas, pounds upon pounds of queso, a few burritos and a whole lot of animal crackers (not to mention the countless hours sitting in the car), my body is screaming for good wholesome food and some serious outdoor activity. On one of our gas station stops in the middle of nowhere […]
Rhubarbs are perennials with large leaves and long, fleshy stems known as petioles. Though you probably know them for their thick crimson red stalks, they can actually vary in color from deep red to light speckled pink and light green, but every color stalk is both edible and delicious. Rhubarb stalks are crisp, similarly to […]
Our favorite desserts walk the delicate line between savory and sweet. We came across this particular recipe on Kirra Jamison’s food blog, Keke, and saw that it included one of our favorite herbs, lemon thyme. Keke’s post suggests serving this tart not only for dessert with crème fraîche, but also for afternoon tea with a pot of earl […]
Homemade bread is the best. The way it smells and how those first few fresh-out-of-the-oven bites feel in your mouth…it’s heaven. The prospect of making it, however, can be a bit daunting. We’ve been known to make our own loaves from time to time, but the results can be hit or miss. When we came […]
Who doesn’t love Martha Stewart? She crazy creative and puts a homey spin on just about everything. And who doesn’t love mulled wine? It’s the perfect drink to get cozy with, it’s like a fire starts itself in your fireplace everytime you drink it. So when the two came together we knew we had to […]
Katharina Knoll is inspired by people, cultures, food and language. But as an artist, holistic health student, food & lifestyle blogger, and the brain power behind Behind Foods, Katharina is an inspiration in herself. We were sparked by her unique approach to food and cooking, and were lucky enough to convince her to share a […]