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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.

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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Virginia winery photos for Virginia Wine Month!

Wow, has time slipped by fast! It’s been over a month since my last post (how’d that happen?!). Since we’ve been busy visiting wineries, here are some photos for you. Cheers!

We started 2016 at Tarara Winery (that’s Ararat, as in Mt. Ararat from the Bible, spelled backwards). The tasting room is carved into a hillside which gives it a great look coming back out into the light, don’t you think?!



A few weeks later, we were down in the Charlottesville area, visiting (among other places) Afton Mountain Winery on a chilly January day. But they had a fire out in the gazebo where we sat (warm and toasty) over a glass of Pinot Noir.


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Strawberry-goat cheese salad

This is such a super-easy recipe to make. And it’s great in the summertime, when super-easy salads are just what you want, especially if they feature fresh produce.


Of course, the down side of super-easy is that I only have this one photo to share because, well, there simply wasn’t that much to this.

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