MiddleNeck Living


  • Tuesday November 15th, 2016 Sweet Potato Orange Sauce & Bacon - Photographer: Alison Miksch; Prop Stylist: Buffy Hargett-Miller; Food Stylist: Erin Merhar
      Sweet potatoes are often a part of Thanksgiving, and this recipe gives you a new twist on that classic flavor. Orange juice gives this dish a little sweetness, while pieces of crumbled bacon will give you something to savor, and rosemary will give it an aroma all its own. Delicious together, this sweet-and-salty side could not be easier to prep on Thanksgiving morning. Best part? ...
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    “Taste by the Bay: Wine, Food, Arts and Ale” arrives on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm at the beautiful Tides Inn in Irvington, VA. This highly anticipated fourth year event will include samplings from Virginia wineries, Virginia craft brews, tastings from local restaurants, live music by JJ & Company, and Damion Wolfe, maritime attractions, and just in time for the ...
  • Thursday November 10th, 2016 tradition5
    When South Carolina native Martha McMillin thinks back on childhood trips to the grocery, she recalls how often her mother lamented that food just wasn’t what it used to be. Shopping as an adult, Martha came to the same conclusion, and for years, she bounced around the idea of leaving her law career behind to start a business in the food industry. She dreamed of ...
  • Thursday November 10th, 2016 oysters
    Event Details Celebrate the environmental benefits of native oysters with a glass of wine around a toasty fall fire. The fourth annual From the Rapphannock, For the Rappahannock event featuring Oysters For Life takes place Saturday, Nov. 12, at the scenic Oyster Co. of Virginia (OCVA) conference center on Long Point Lane in Topping. Friends of the Rappahannock (FOR), a Fredericksburg-based, non-profit environmental advocacy group. FOR organizes this gathering of River Friends, featuring Virginia ...
  • Thursday November 10th, 2016 mathews-crab
    With its tiny historic jails and lack of stoplights, Mathews takes the notion of small town living to a new level. But this Chesapeake haven isn’t just quaint; it’s unmistakably cool. Consider the miles of pristine shoreline, water activity, and authentic coastal life that can only come from a town that’s been established in Virginia since 1700. After learning more about Mathews, it won’t be ...
  • Thursday November 10th, 2016 wine-and-oysters
    Event Details Join us for a beautiful fall weekend of wine & oyster pairings throughout the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail. Virginia is quickly becoming known as the “Oyster Capital of the East Coast.” And a great way to enjoy the experience is with local wines & oyster pairings along the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail – voted the #1 Wine Trail in Eastern VA by the readers of ...
  • Thursday November 03rd, 2016 oyster-fest
    Food, Arts, and Crafts – Festival Village – Food is provided in many different forms by over fifty vendors. The beloved oyster is always available in ample supply and in a variety of presentations: raw, roasted, fried, smoked, steamed, in fritters or in a stew. In addition, one can enjoy clams, crabs, shrimp, Philly Steak, Oriental, hamburgers, hot dogs, roast beef and other goodies too numerous ...
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