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Maple-glazed brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are great, especially in cooler months (and this spring certainly has been cool here in the mid-Atlantic!). This recipe, modified from one in Cook’s, softens the bitter taste that Brussels sprouts can have with a nice, slightly caramelized flavor. Plus, it’s very easy to make!

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Salmon rillettes with potato chips

Last week, we went to a cooking class/demo at one of our favorite local restaurants (Mon Ami Gabi) that was led by MAG’s executive chef (Chef Phil). For the appetizer, he made Salmon Rillettes.

What’s a rillette, you might ask?

Well, as someone who not only studied French in college but also lived in France for a year, I should have known this already! But I didn’t. Basically, it’s like a Continue reading

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Slow down and take a breath

Sometimes, even when there’s a lot on your to-do list, you just have to slow down and take a breath and enjoy the world and life with those you love. This is what I did yesterday afternoon — a visit to one of our favorite Virginia wineries (Breaux), then back home for a light lakeside dinner at our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Bliss!

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