MiddleNeck Living

  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    When it comes to beautiful places in Virginia, it would be nearly impossible to single out just one. Visions of the Blue Ridge Mountains, or the Eastern Shore, or rural farmland come quickly to mind. House Beautiful recently published a list of the 50 Most Beautiful Places In All 50 States, and Virginia’s nominee is one with relatively few visitors. The historic Mabry’s Mill is ...
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  • Thursday August 04th, 2016
    The flickering glow of a campfire, a chilling wind, the trees casting mysterious shadows in the moonlight…there are many things about camping that can be downright frightening, even under the best circumstances. And if you factor in a haunted national forest, you’re in for a night that could be truly terrifying. Virginia’s campgrounds are considered among some of the best in the country. Boasting scenic variety ...
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  • Thursday August 04th, 2016
    Pesto, the unique and beloved basil-based sauce that originated in the gorgeous region of Liguria, has become increasingly familiar to food lovers in recent years. Whether it’s imported from Italy or made at home, this crowning glory of Mediterranean cuisine is now paired with a surprisingly diverse array of foods and dishes. Though it hasn’t quite reached the level of popularity of, say, mayonnaise or ...
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  • Tuesday August 02nd, 2016
    The Lower Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feast will be held at the Deltaville Firehouse on Saturday, August 6. Featured will be all-you-can-eat steamed crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs and more from 5-8 p.m. Music by “Honky Tonk Heroes” will be from 8 p.m.-midnight. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at gate. Tickets are available at Harrow’s Home Center at Cooks Corner, Hurd’s and J&W Seafood in ...
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  • Tuesday August 02nd, 2016
    There’s nothing quite like a waterfront view, especially as the setting for a delicious meal. Luckily for us, Virginia has so many waterfront restaurants that we’ve actually conjured up a list of places that are set exclusively on rivers. As you might have guessed, this setting is perfect for diving into a plate of Virginia’s finest seafood (or plenty of other entree options). So why ...
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  • Thursday July 28th, 2016
    The 5th Annual Irvington Crab Festival will be held August 13th and will 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 non-refundable. Click here to purchase tickets.
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  • Thursday July 28th, 2016
    This dish turns your table into a fancy French bistro, but it requires exactly two minutes of cooking. Seek out real crème fraîche―it’s thicker and a bit less tangy than sour cream―though sour cream will do in a pinch. This dressing is excellent on any kind of salad, and you can leave out the shallots to use it on fruit salads, too, especially those with ...
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