A Trip to Monticello

A couple of weeks ago, we made the trek up to Charlottesville, VA to Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson for the 6th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival

A Weakness for Lemon Curd

Oh how I love lemon curd! Despite its dreadful name…I mean really – CURD?? Seriously, I would have given it a much more heavenly name had I been its inventor. According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, lemon curd is a thick, sweet substance made from lemons, sugar, butter and eggs that you can spread on bread … Continue reading

Update: New View of the Farm

Whew! Once you get a zillion or so people on your property nailing, sawing, digging, etc., one can really see daily progress in a house building project! I’ve promised to post pictures of the progression, so here are a few which represent some of the best of the double gazillion that we’ve taken to document … Continue reading

First Annual “Taste of Farmville”

A beautiful fall day here in Central Virginia! I was on the campus of Hampden Sydney College bright and early this morning for their first annual “Taste of Farmville.” The event was held this weekend during the Family Weekend, so there was much activity on campus, as you might expect!

A New Treat for Fall

Where does one go to find all the new trends in food? Well, if you are plugged into a computer, the answer is social media. More specifically, Twitter and Pinterest! I’ve come across some amazing new finds through these sources. Two of my favorites are Biscoff Spread and Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter.

National TV Dinner Day

Tomorrow, September 10, is National TV Dinner Day… oh, wow, does that take me back in time! My grandmother, who was a really great cook, also liked to kick back every once in a while and stay out of the kitchen. Consequently, her freezer was pretty well stocked with Swanson Frozen Dinners which burst into … Continue reading