MiddleNeck Living

  • Thursday February 09th, 2017
    What’s more romantic than mixing your sweetheart an elegant cocktail on Valentine’s Day? To turn up the saccharine sentimentality to 11, try a holiday-colored drink. We’ve collected 50 great red and pink cocktails to woo your partner on Valentine’s Day. Nothing says romance like champagne. Our Sicilian 75 is a riff on the French 75 made with blood orange juice, gin, and campari. Or try the ...
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  • Thursday February 09th, 2017
    Have you been spending too much of your time on social media recently? Is that making much of your internet usage wasteful? Social media can be so addictive, so much that we spend hours on it without really noticing. While social media does contribute in healthy discussions and is also our primary source of news and ideas at times, it’s equally likely to encourage us to refrain from learning something ...
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  • Thursday February 09th, 2017
    This crepe-style manicotti dish features tender thin pancakes rolled around a rich and creamy veal ragù, layered with tomato sauce, and baked until bubbling and browned. Why It Works: Béchamel makes a creamier, richer, and silkier sauce than the ricotta cheese called for by a lot of other recipes. Also crepes made with milk instead of water have a better, more well rounded flavor. And ...
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  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017
    Chicken scarpariello, the Italian-American dish of chicken braised with sausage and peppers in a sweet-and-sour sauce, is one of those perfect Tuesday-night meals. It’s punchy, it’s not for the timid, but it’s ultimately very easy to make, requiring just a single sauté pan or Dutch oven, about 25 minutes on the stovetop, and a half hour in the oven. Intensely browning chicken thighs produces flavor for ...
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  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017
    Stratford Hall lies at the heart of eastern Virginia’s prime overwintering habitat for Tundra Swans, Ruddy Ducks, Buffleheads, and other waterfowl visitors. Some fly thousands of miles each fall from the shores of the Arctic Ocean, while others make their way from North America’s Prairie Pothole region to the Northern Neck’s sheltering rivers, creeks, and ponds. This illustrated presentation will provide identification tips and natural ...
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  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017
    Love is always in the air in Virginia! With more than 250 wineries, historic inns, award-winning cuisine and a famous tourism slogan built around love, it’s hard not to be seduced. Virginia’s romance travel packages are perfect getaways for people looking to woo their sweetie, reconnect with their soul mate or even tie the knot. https://www.virginia.org/romancepackages
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  • Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    Are you looking for a wonderful outdoor activity with your children and grandchildren during the cold winter days? On Saturday, January 28, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Belle Isle State Park led by Jeff Wright and Frank Schaff. There will be several loaner binoculars available. Meet at the horse parking lot at 9:00am. Belle Isle State Park in Lancaster ...
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