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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…
food valerie bass 1 Cakes a specialty
Valerie Bass carries on family tradition of good cooking
(4/26/2023) - The late Linda Stewart Ripley “made a cake every week,” a love of baking that she passed on to her daughter, Valerie Ripley Bass. As a businesswoman Valerie may not…
food caramia John Caramia loves to grill and shares family favorites (4/19/2023) - Grilling is the method of cooking that John Caramia prefers, but when the weather doesn’t cooperate, he can step into the kitchen, pull out his sheet-pans, and create an entire…
food bethany main course Bethany UMC serves the community’s homebound with homemade meals (4/12/2023) - Bethany United Methodist Church at Gloucester Point marks 136 years in existence this year, and carries on its established services to the community in many ways. One of these is…
food garlic Loved or not, garlic has come into its own (4/5/2023) - April is National Garlic Month. This revered bulb has been an offering to the gods and despised as a substance to be fed to pigs. For centuries it has been…
Entries sought for Old-Fashioned Pound Cake Contest (4/5/2023) - Bakers are invited to check their recipes for possible entries into the Old-Fashioned Pound Cake Contest to be held Saturday, May 6, as part of Mathews May Faire. The contest…
food baklava Classic recipes emerge from Nana’s oven (3/29/2023) - Mathews County resident Natasa Stanojevic Monroe is making popular recipes from her home country of Serbia, in particular her specialty, baklava. Natasa is the owner of Nana’s Baklava and Other…
food spillane This foodie likes to cook, and likes to know where to dine out (3/22/2023) - Do I want to cook a meal at home today or do I want to dine out? The answer can be found on the Facebook page of Middle Peninsula Foodies.…
Black Men Cooking returns with favorite dishes (3/15/2023) - It has been a long wait, since 2020, when Black Men Cooking returned to Gloucester last month, as part of a Black History Celebration. This year the event was held…
food cut flour That most basic of food staples … flour (3/8/2023) - Flour is an item that is probably on the pantry shelf of almost every home in this country. Many varieties are available, but it hasn’t always been so easy to…
food harlan machicomoco Couple makes Machicomoco Park support special with homemade treats (3/1/2023) - David and Kerry Harlan, moving from Minnesota about 4½ years ago, made Gloucester County their home. So, why Gloucester? With retirement time coming up, David explained, “We had a daughter…
Old ways and recipes carry on at Twin Springs Farm (2/22/2023) - The process of making sausage, pork chops, hams, bacon and scrapple is still going on at Twin Springs Farm at Foster in Mathews. The third generation of the Respess family…
food elderberry display Celebrating all the good qualities of elderberry, a long-loved shrub (2/15/2023) - Elderberry is a shrub that grows up to 20 feet tall and 20 feet wide throughout the eastern United States and in the Midwest. Its beneficial properties have served mankind…
food pancakes Eat pancakes this month
In February, we celebrate America’s original comfort food
(2/8/2023) - February is National Pancake Month. It’s time to celebrate America’s first comfort food. Explorers found that the Narraganset Indians enjoyed “nokehick,” a kind of pancake made from a soft batter.…
food terri gordon Grandmother’s recipes and life lessons live on at the Gordon home (2/1/2023) - John and Terri Gordon of Bena met each other 46 years ago at a Christmas pageant at Providence Baptist Church. Four years later they were married. “The very first dish…
food yum yum Yummy recipes emerge at Gloucester Library’s Cookbook Club meetings (1/25/2023) - Perhaps you remember the award-winning Broadway play and the movie version of “Under the Yum Yum Tree” in 1963. Or you might have tried the light, sweet and tangy Japanese…
food oats Back to basics
Oatmeal fills you up; and more uses for this popular grain
(1/18/2023) - Oatmeal is one of those foods you find in most American kitchens. Oats have been around for thousands of years traceable to Egypt’s 12th dynasty, around 2,000 B.C. It’s possible…
food phyllis Always ready to serve
Lessons of years ago still used on bounty from land and sea
(1/11/2023) - Her energy seems to be endless whether Phyllis Callis Hudgins is cooking, decorating her home, preparing for family visits or volunteering in several community projects. You may have read about…
food homemakers members A banquet of new recipes for the new year (1/4/2023) - Since the mid-1970s, the Central Village Homemakers have been a important supportive organization to and for the community in Mathews. With the closing of 2022 their workshops, outreach programs, scholarships…
food a winner A culinary success story, all the way from Colorado (1/4/2023) - Gloria Thomas of Aurora, Colorado, sent this photo of herself with Apple Sausage Maple Braid, a recipe that appeared Nov. 10 in the Gazette-Journal. She made it for Christmas breakfast…
food cookie mckelvey Cookies for everyone in library exchange (12/28/2022) - Sharing your cookies with others has always been a pleasure. Sharing a glass of milk and your cookies with Santa Claus once a year is a tradition families began in…

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