MiddleNeck Living

  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    We’ve all heard it before: you can’t make a good roast turkey if you stuff it. Alton Brown’s said it, and as far as recommendations go, that’s pretty much the final word for me. Heck, even I’ve said it in the past. See, here’s the problem: turkey is a very fickle type of meat. Overcook pork, beef, or even chicken by a little bit and you ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
    It’s hard to find a Thanksgiving table that doesn’t have potatoes on it, but all too often that means a bowl of dry mashed potatoes or bland roasted ones. But as easy as it is to mess up potatoes, with a little technique it’s almost as easy to make them one of the most delicious parts of the meal. Instead of settling for mediocre spuds ...
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  • Thursday November 16th, 2017
      On Saturday, November 25, the Northern Neck Audubon Society will conduct a bird walk at Windmill Point led by Jeff Wright. Windmill Point, the easternmost part of Lancaster County, juts out into the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Rappahannock River. This is an excellent location for seeing a variety of bird species as It is listed as a birding hotspot on eBird, an ...
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  • Thursday November 09th, 2017
    Thanksgiving isn’t just a marathon day of eating at my house—it’s also a marathon day of drinking. My family always celebrates the holiday with plenty of beer, wine, and especially cocktails. We’re always mixing up what we drink—one year someone is really excited about individually mixed drinks, the next year we make it easier on ourselves with make-ahead punches, and every year we try to ...
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  • Thursday November 09th, 2017
    If it seems like every year we (along with every other food magazine and blog) come out with a brand new turkey recipe for Thanksgiving, exclaiming “this is the best one, hands down, I swear on my not-yet-dead mother’s future grave!”, that’s because we do. If you follow this sort of irresponsible behavior to its rational end, then the only conclusion is that every year, ...
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  • Thursday November 09th, 2017
    Much of what people love about Thanksgiving is the chance to eat the same foods with the same people and then have the same argument over whether the TV will be tuned to football or a holiday movie. Although many of us have similar elements in common for the day (a nice fat turkey, spending time with family and friends, taking a moment to say ...
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  • Thursday November 02nd, 2017
    The Town of Urbanna is a true Oyster town and the best place to taste, buy and try all things oyster related. Start your day at the Scottish Factor Store and check out the history of the oyster industry in Urbanna. After your get a peek at how we’ve done it for decades, take a right out of the driveway to the museum and head ...
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