MiddleNeck Living

  • Wednesday August 24th, 2016
     In 2014, VIMS’s small-scale scallop experiment sparked an idea for Ryan Croxton, the co-founder of Rappahannock Oyster Company, based in Topping, Virginia. Bringing the bivalves back to the Chesapeake Bay piqued his interest in the same way that oyster aquaculture had in 2001. Fifteen years ago, that might have seemed quixotic too. But Rappahannock now produces 200,000 oysters a week and owns restaurants in Topping; Richmond; Washington, ...
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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
    It’s all too easy to get bogged down by routine and the schedules of everyday life. Luckily, living in a state as fascinating as Virginia means that there are plenty of ways to shake things up and get explorin’. This state is chock-full of hidden gems that will take you to areas you may not have otherwise traveled. Here are some particularly amazing sites that ...
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  • Thursday August 18th, 2016
    The Annual Bay Seafood Festival – Bigger and better than ever! The Bay Seafood Festival is moving to Camp Kekoka in Kilmarnock. That means more room, more parking, a bigger stage and a deep water anchorage. Come by car or boat!!This year’s new lower price includes all you can eat seafood, great entertainment and a cash bar. The Kilmarnock-Irvington-Whitestone Rotary Club hosts this annual fund-raiser. ...
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  • Thursday August 18th, 2016
    As much as we love beef lasagna, when try this veggie version, you probably really wont miss the meat. We wanted seconds and if we could fit them, thirds. We love this recipe as much as our healthy spinach lasagna. This veggie lasagna doesn’t require too much time, either. While water boils and noodles cook, you can get through making most of the vegetable sauce. Then, ...
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  • Thursday August 18th, 2016
    There’s no better way to enjoy the precious few months of summer than with a camping trip. Virginia has plenty of incredible camping options, all of which have their unique characteristics. Perhaps one of the most unbeatable sites is Shenandoah Valley Campground, which is situated right near a waterfall in Verona. Imagine falling asleep under the bright stars with the sound of rushing waters nearby. ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    Eating seasonally: It’s the thing to do, people. These incredible ingredients are all at their best, so make the most of August’s seasonal foods by whipping them into some super-delicious summer recipes, whether it’s dinners, desserts or cocktails. August is the time to eat seafood – think crab, cod,  salmon or sea bream. Try pairing fish with plump, seasonal tomatoes or fennel. Sophisticated salads, like Peach and Parma Ham, or Halloumi and Pea are ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    August 12th is the deadline to get tickets for the 5th Annual Irvington Crab Festival , which will be held August 13th and feature the music of Jumbo Lump Daddy & the Backfin Boys. The festival will be held at the Irvington Town Commons. Gates open at 4 pm; crabs are served at 5 pm. $50 per person, kids 12 and under $10. Tickets are ...
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