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Hats, gloves and pinkies hold court Ladies’ High Tea is a chance to practice etiquette (5/18/2022) - The hats, gloves and the pinkies (see below) were in full view at the Church of Francis de Sales in Mathews at its recent Ladies’ High Tea. BETTY WRENN DAY…
Besty’s Barkery dog treats
Best friends mix it up
(5/11/2022) - Christine Lipscomb and Bethany Stone, owners of Besty’s Barkery, met a few years ago while both of their boys were in Cub Scouts. It never crossed their minds that one…
Fig Newtons
American-made favorites since 1891
(5/4/2022) - It was a match made in heaven in 1891 when Charles M. Roser took some soft dough, filled it with fig jam, and made the Fig Newton. This cookie is…
Ahoy there! Food truck offers Shore Bites and more (4/27/2022) - Thirty-seven years ago a young sailor from Florida stationed in this area met a young girl from Middlesex; thus Richard and Bonnie French began their lives together. They have lived…
Bakers invited to compete in May Faire Pound Cake contest (4/27/2022) - Pound cake cooks are invited to try their luck in the 2022 May Faire Pound Cake contest, to be held Saturday, May 7, as part of the festival being held…
P.E.O. friends help women and enjoy a delicious fellowship (4/20/2022) - The Mathews BT Chapter P.E.O. (Philanthropic, Educational Organization) recently celebrated its 16th birthday by gathering for luncheon at the Church of Francis de Sales in Mathews. Normally in this area…
Follow the North Star for a special meal (4/13/2022) - Next door to North Post Office on Route 14 in Mathews is North Star Market, a convenience store open seven days a week. This business not only makes it convenient…
Waterman catches, sells seafood, and tells his recipes (4/6/2022) - Michael Greene of Jenkins Neck in Gloucester has been a waterman almost his entire life. “I began with my dad, Robert Lee Greene, at the age of eight. We worked…
Peanuts: One of our most loved and versatile foods (3/30/2022) - The peanut had a long journey before ever being put into those tiny bags given to airline passengers. Let’s take a trip from what is believed to be its birthplace…
Fresh vegetables year-round from home garden (3/23/2022) - Home-grown vegetables are enjoyed year-round at the home of Bert and Nan Cross of Cobbs Creek. Once the spring, summer and fall gardens fade away, Bert turns to his greenhouse…
Sweet Czech treat finds a foothold in the U.S.A. (3/16/2022) - On March 1 each Kolache Factory in the United States, in celebration of National Kolache Day and its 40th anniversary, gave away a fruit or cream cheese kolache to everyone.…
Point restaurant marks a decade of serving the public (3/9/2022) - Diners have been around since the first one, a horse-drawn wagon with windows on both sides, was established in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1872. In the 1920s and 1930s diners…
Her mother, grandmother and travels made Lynne Manning a world-class cook (3/2/2022) - Lynne Manning, who started playing in the kitchen as a child, has become known as a good cook who shares her culinary abilities with others. “I come from a long…
A chili lover’s dream night out helps the community (2/23/2022) - The International Chili Society defines traditional red and green chili as “any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with red chili peppers, various spices and other ingredients with…
Chili When It’s Chilly Saturday at WMCL (2/23/2022) - Can’t get enough chili? Love to try it all? You can eat your fill of chili on Saturday night at the West Mathews Community League building, the former Peninsula School,…
Brighten your breakfast table: Homemade pancakes pave the way to a great day (2/9/2022) - February is National Pancake Month, possibly because Shrove Tuesday (when churches hold pancake dinners during Lent, which is March 1 this year) often falls during the month. But on any…
Top dogs served from food truck (2/2/2022) - Hot dogs have come a long way since the 1860s when they were sold as “dachshund sausages” out of a food cart by a German immigrant in New York City.…
Visiting chef serves fine cruise line cuisine (1/26/2022) - Chef Reginaldo “Regi” Craveiro visited his girlfriend Kamilah Turner’s family in Mathews during the Christmas holidays, making his first trip to Virginia but not to this country. “I guess I…
Take it slow and easy: January is National Slow Cooker Month (1/19/2022) - Brown Sugar Glazed Ham January is Slow Cooker Month and properly so. One might ask why the authorities didn’t call it crock pot month. People tend to use the terms…
Not just macarons: Market baker has many favorites (1/12/2022) - Of Renaissance origins, the macaron did not become popular until 1792. Two Carmelite nuns seeking asylum during the French Revolution in the town of Nancy in northeastern France, baked and…
Recipes for people trying to avoid gluten in their diets (1/5/2022) - Gluten-free foods are becoming more familiar these days, and many cooks are looking for gluten-free products and recipes. What is gluten? According to John Hopkins Medicine, gluten is a protein…
A famous cook, who never existed, marks 100 years (12/29/2021) - The year coming to an end was the 100th birthday of one of the best-known cooks who never existed: Betty Crocker. The name was developed in 1921 as a way…
Comfort foods featured in Guinea: She’s a staple at Achilles Center (12/22/2021) - If you have never been to the Achilles Shopping Center just across the highway from Achilles Elementary School on Guinea Road in Gloucester, you are missing a very special treat.…
Another gift of good eating from the Central Village club (12/15/2021) - For nearly half a century the Central Village Homemakers of Mathews has more than fulfilled the goals their organization was originally based upon: improving skills in homemaking, such as preserving…
Easy, delicious, American: try meatloaf for dinner (12/8/2021) - The most frequent question this writer receives is “Where do you find all the people, places and subjects that you write about?” The answer may be found in everyday conversation,…
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