MiddleNeck Living

  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    Memorial Day is a day often reserved for enjoying the beginnings of summer. We barbecue, spend time outdoors, hang out with friends and catch up with family, but the real reason for the holiday is much more important. Memorial Day is the day dedicated to honoring all of those who have sacrificed their lives in service of this great nation. As we commemorate them this Memorial ...
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  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    Smoking is generally a method reserved for long-cooking, tough cuts like pork shoulder, ribs, or beef brisket, intended to deeply flavor and tenderize the meat over the course of a half day of cooking. But with a bit of finesse and a couple hours of free time, it’s perfectly possible to get that same smoky flavor into a thick-cut steak and still have it come ...
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  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the ...
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  • Thursday May 25th, 2017
    The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band will be offering a Free Concert on Sunday, at 2pm, on Irvington Town Commons. The 40 member band will play patriotic favorites, Sousa marches and Broadway tunes. Chesapeake Bank will serve free hot dogs and sodas prior to the concert. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of patriotic music in celebration of Memorial Day weekend. ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Is it possible to reinvent the great laugh-a-minute American comedy The Odd Couple? How can you improve on the ultimate clanking and clashing duo of Oscar and Felix? The Westmoreland Players present the female version of The Odd Couple, introducing Olive and Florence and their bevy of girlfriends, all gathered for a hot night of Trivial Pursuit! No less ruthless than the boys’ poker game, the ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Though they weren’t expected until 2021, Virginia’s cicadas are making an unexpected appearance this spring. As many long-time Virginians will know, cicadas typically pop out of the earth every 17 and 13 years. The last major invasion occurred in 2004, and the next wasn’t expected for quite a few years. Scientists don’t know why this batch of the bugs is emerging early. The massive “Brood X” is ...
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  • Thursday May 18th, 2017
    Short ribs are a beef cut that requires a long, slow cooking process. That’s because the tough, collagen-rich connective tissue between the ribs needs to break down into tender gelatin. They are not a one-minute steak, but they do reheat well. That means you can get the prep done on a weekend morning, go off and enjoy your day, and come back to a nearly ...
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