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food cookbook john lee 2 Favorite recipes compiled into a popular cookbook (8/9/2023) - Forty-four years ago this past February, this writer’s first column, then called The Joy of Eating featured John Lee Callis, a gentleman who loves to cook. His belief is, “It’s…
This Week’s Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Popcorn (8/3/2023) - Servings: 4-6 1/4       cup freeze-dried strawberries6          cups popped popcorn1          cup white chocolate chips, melted In small food processor or spice grinder, pulse freeze-dried strawberries until finely ground.Place…
food fried catfish august It’s National Catfish Month
Fresh, available and versatile
(8/2/2023) - August is National Catfish Month. Catfish are found the world over in fresh lakes and ponds. Once called the poor man’s fish, they have been consumed by man for many…
cake hutson Blueberry Pound Cake: The complete recipe (8/2/2023) - The recipe for Ruth Ann Hutson’s prize-winning pound cake printed July 27 misstated one step. The complete recipe is printed below. BLUEBERRY BERRY POUND CAKE 2 sticks butter1 8-oz. pkg.…
This Week’s Recipe: Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches (7/31/2023) - Recipe courtesy of Peanut Butter Lovers and the Georgia Peanut CommissionYield: 12 24        fresh baked chocolate chip cookies (about 3 inches in diameter), cooled1 1/2    cups creamy or…
Cake winner starts with recipes from family, friends (7/26/2023) - “I first saw a notice in the post office and then read an ad in the Gazette-Journal about the May Faire Pound Cake Contest. It was for a worthy cause…
This Week’s Recipe: Heart-Healthy Pita Pizzas (7/20/2023) - Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 8 minutesServings: 4 4          whole-wheat pitas (6 1/2 inches each)1          cup chunky tomato sauce1          cup grilled boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced (about…
food sumrell She learned to cook from her grandmother’s well-spring (7/19/2023) - “I was in the kitchen a lot with my grandmother growing up,” said Brenda Sumrell, telling how she learned to cook. “Both of my parents worked so when it was…
edit food zion erect tent Church celebrated Juneteenth with an outdoor feast (7/12/2023) - It was their first Juneteenth dinner, held on the grounds of Union Zion Baptist Church in Ware Neck, and it proved to be a great success. “We hope to make…
This Week’s Recipe: Bacon Banana Bread (7/7/2023) -             Nonstick cooking spray1 1/4    cups all-purpose flour, divided1          teaspoon baking soda1          teaspoon baking powder1          cup sugar3          medium bananas, mashed1/2       cup canola oil2         …
food picnic It’s time to pack a picnic
July is National Picnic Month
(7/5/2023) - It is hard to disagree with W. Somerset Maugham’s view that there are a few things so pleasant as a picnic lunch. “Even if ants and wasps occasionally join in…
This Week’s Recipe: Brunch Board with a Twist (6/30/2023) - 2 Envy Apples, slicedboiled eggs, halvedcooked baconbananas, slicedberriesminiature pancakesedible flowers, for garnish2-3 Envy Apples, for garnish On breakfast platter, artfully arrange sliced apple, halved boiled eggs, bacon, bananas, berries and…
food donnas baking creations Mathews native has thriving bakery in Ashland (6/28/2023) - Her fellow students in the Home Economics class at Mathews High School named Donna Billups Miller one of two Future Bakers of America. They surely knew how to vote correctly…
how to chef taylor One doesn’t have to be a pro to become a confident cook (6/28/2023) - Chef Taylor Duncan, CEO of Personal Experiences with Chef Taylor, wears his love for cooking on his sleeve, quite literally. His tattoos are a blend of nautical and culinary imagery,…
This Week’s Recipe: Asparagus, Bacon and Egg Salad (6/22/2023) - 6          bacon slices1          pound fresh Michigan asparagus, ends trimmed1/3       cup olive oil2          tablespoons champagne vinegar1          tablespoon honey1          tablespoon Dijon mustard1/4       teaspoon salt1/2      …
edit food farm Couple fulfills its dreams on a Gloucester farmette (6/21/2023) - Just one year ago, it must have been a bit overwhelming for Stephen and Stephanie GianDonato when their lifestyle changed completely. They bought an 11-acre site on Route 17 in…
This Week’s Recipe: Hawaiian Huli Huli Chicken (6/16/2023) - Recipe courtesy of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood InstitutePrep time: 10 minutesCook time: 30 minutesServings: 4 Sauce: 2          tablespoons ketchup2          tablespoons light soy sauce2          tablespoons honey2…
food papaya Papayas, sweet and juicy, are so versatile (6/14/2023) - Guess this fruit: It’s a pear-shaped berry fruit with yellow skin and orange buttery-tasting flesh with small black seeds clustered in the center. It grows on a large herb plant.…
This Week’s Recipe: Sweet Potato Summer Rolls (6/9/2023) - Recipe courtesy of the North Carolina Sweetpotato CommissionServings: 4 2 1/2    cups North Carolina Sweetpotatoes2          tablespoons olive oil2          teaspoons sesame seeds3          tablespoons maple syrupsalt, to tastecoarse…
food burnette By request, a return visit with Rachael Burnette (6/7/2023) - The most frequently asked question of this writer is “how do you find all of these cooks to write about?” Here is one unique example. We received a letter from…
food nelda After 33 years as schools’ food chief, Nelda Gibbs is retiring (5/31/2023) - “I feel so blessed to have held this job these 33 years as Mathews County Schools Food Service Coordinator. I will be retiring in June but looking forward to serving…
food zoll Vineyard’s chef is in his happy place (5/24/2023) - “My point is to make people happy with food and to understand food,” explained John Feminella, when asked why he chose to be a chef. With many years of experience,…
food bethel carol and david Foster’s Bethel Beach Inn awaits
Lovely hosts, Chesapeake views, and yummy breakfasts
(5/17/2023) - In Onemo at 1751 Bethel Beach Road, you find Foster’s Bethel Beach Inn, to be greeted by your hosts, David Foster and his wife Carol Manglos-Foster. This remodeled farmhouse dates…
food bowman Around the world from western Virginia farm
He cooks many cuisines, plus Southern favorites
(5/10/2023) - He started cooking at an early age on the family farm in Rockingham County, Virginia, where good old southern cooking was prominent. Little did he know that his chosen career…
food strawberries Strawberries are finally here!
Recipes from our archives
(5/3/2023) - It’s May, and strawberries in our part of the world are ripening. Strawberries have been around for thousands of years; in fact, ancient Romans believed they had medicinal powers. They…

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