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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.
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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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Autumn in Virginia!

Wow, it’s been longer than I’d thought since my last post! So, let me share a few photos from our October and November day trips around Virginia with you. Autumn is a beautiful season in our state — I hope you can visit sometime!

Of course, no trip is complete without food, right? We were wowed by our lunch at Parallel 38 in Charlottesville, with terrific mezze and a great wine list (lots of Virginia wines, near and dear to my heart).

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Parallel 38

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