MiddleNeck Living

  • Friday March 11th, 2016
    Tickets for the Garden Club of Virginia’s annual Historic Garden Week are on sale and include a tour of City of Alexandria gardens on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For eight days every spring, visitors are welcomed to nearly 200 of Virginia’s most picturesque gardens and private homes showcased in 30 tours during “America’s Largest Open House.” For more than 80 ...
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  • Friday March 11th, 2016
    Enjoy the fresh flavors of the season with dishes that incorporate the jewels of spring. Baby beets, asparagus, artichokes, morels, and more–there’s fresh garden bounty and seasonal recipes to remind you that spring has sprung. First up is Spring Pasta with Fava Beans and Peas. The vibrant colors of spring shine in this elegant, seasonal pasta dish. Choose firm, bright fava bean pods free of black ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these fresh takes on traditional Irish dishes, including shepherd’s pie, corned beef and cabbage, and Irish soda bread. We’ve also included a few nontraditional recipes to add a bit o’ festive green to your meal! First up…. Smoky Cheese Potato soup…. Add a festive topper to this easy-to-make potato soup by smearing a dab of pesto on shamrock-shape pieces of ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    There is a Purpose – For 30 years of his life, St. Patrick brought hope to Ireland by establishing churches and monasteries across the country. The day of his death, March 17, 461 A.D., has since been a day for the Irish to celebrate the saint for converting the pagans to Christianity: essentially driving the snakes (symbolic of evil) from Ireland. Over the centuries the ...
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is a great tradition and an excellent excuse to party in the middle of March. Even those without a drop of Irish blood can be Irish for a day and among the best ways to celebrate is with a great drink. Green drinks, particularly green beer, are popular options… Click here some great St Patty’s Day libations.
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  • Friday March 04th, 2016
    ‘Tis time for the wearing o’ the green. Go Irish this month in Virginia! In addition to great events, check out Virginia’s rich Scots-Irish history and Irish-themed dining establishments. Click here for a list of fun family activities for St. Patrick’s Day.  
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  • Friday February 26th, 2016
    Baby, it’s cold outside. And, if you’re like me, winter weather can sometimes make working out seem less than desirable. After all, who likes to dress like a mummy to go for a run, or risk slipping on ice when out for a walk? Even heating up the car in the wee hours of the morning to get to the gym for your favorite Spinning ...
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