MiddleNeck Living

  • Thursday June 08th, 2017
    We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it’s cheaper than drinking out. Second, it’s fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it’s even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental Rolodex Excel spreadsheet of favorite classic cocktail recipes. Even if these aren’t fully memorized, you ...
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  • Thursday June 08th, 2017
    Music by the River: Beer Money Sat, June 10, 6pm – 8pm Belle Isle State Park   With high energy and great tunes, Beer Money is a band that likes to have fun. Put on your dancing shoes and come on down to Belle Isle State Park for some great music from this four member party band. With the rockin’ beats and gorgeous Rappahannock River views, this is ...
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  • Thursday June 08th, 2017
    Grilled skinless chicken breasts are all too often more like pieces of cardboard than proper serious eats. With a little know-how, however, we no longer have to stand for this injustice. The key to juicy grilled chicken breasts is to brine them first, then to cook them over a two-zone fire, using a thermometer to gauge doneness. Get the recipes here
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  • Friday June 02nd, 2017
    The Hiking Trail Hiding In Virginia That Will Transport You To Another World It’s no secret that Virginia’s trails are some of the most beautiful in the world. Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll along the coast, a mountainous terrain to trek, or something else altogether, you’ve got hundreds of trails to choose from. Today, we’ll focus on one truly stunning hike in Botetourt County. ...
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  • Tuesday May 30th, 2017
    Its name literally means “spring pasta,” but too many versions of the ubiquitous Italian-American dish pasta primavera contain little if any green spring produce. This recipe fixes that, coating a mixture of bright vegetables, like asparagus shoots, English peas, fava beans, and broccolini, in a creamy but light sauce made with crème fraîche. Why It Works Blanching green vegetables in a pot of salted water helps set ...
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  • Tuesday May 30th, 2017
    Arts in the Middle, a juried fine arts festival This Festival has it all!  History, Art, Music and local Cuisine.  Enjoy the relaxed pace of life, life on the water and small town charm! On the grounds of a stately (circa 1678) Hewick Plantation, Arts in the Middle offers two days of entertainment in the country with fine arts and fine crafts, music and local foods.  Over 100 ...
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  • Tuesday May 30th, 2017
    9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Clean up by Canoe – Camp Store – Help keep the waterways of Belle Isle State Park clean. We will work together to clean up trash and debris, keeping the waters and shorelines healthy and looking good. Wear sturdy closed toe shoe, and dress comfortably in clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Remember to bring plenty of water. It is ...
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