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Seared scallops

Wow, almost three months since the last post! You are owed an explanation (see end of post!).

Tonight, I made seared scallops, partly because they’re so easy to make and partly because we just got back from a week at North Carolina’s Outer Banks and wanted to hang on to that vacation feeling just a little while longer.

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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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