Foodie Virginia!

Too many activities, too little time to do them in — story of my life these days! But we’ve had some great foodie experiences here in Virginia that I’d like to share, starting with this delectable hot cocoa from our neighborhood (“neighborhood,” as in “within walking distance”) restaurant.
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And it really was delectable, too, with foamy handmade marshmallows on top of a rich, creamy hot cocoa. Just the right thing for a chilly late December afternoon! Being a Virginia wine blogger also has

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Roast salmon with artichoke-parmesan topping

Wow, it’s been a while — my apologies!

Tonight, I made roasted salmon with a topping of chopped artichokes and parmesan cheese. It was inspired by a recipe in my local paper, though I made a number of modifications to fit our preferences (and the contents of my pantry!).

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Wild rice-quinoa-dried cherry pilaf

This is a great fall/winter pilaf with lots of texture and flavor variations. I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner to have something a little different. It was a hit!

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