Clifton Inn Chefs in the Garden Dinner Series

Last Monday, the Clifton Inn hosted the second dinner of its Chefs in the Garden series where they invite additional chefs to join head Chef Tucker for a multiple-course dinner in the garden.  Each of the chefs dreams up and creates their own courses.  The most recent dinner featured Chef Joe Sparatta from Heritage (Richmond), Tim … Continue reading

Dinner at Avalon in Richmond

The first weekend of my spring break, I attended a Matchbox 20 concert in Richmond.  I made two earth-shattering discoveries on the night of the concert: the first was that the lead singer, Rob Thomas, of Matchbox 20 is the same person as Rob Thomas, solo artist.  I know it seems like a trivial discovery, … Continue reading

Buttermilk Pancakes

Do you know how sometimes you just get this craving for certain home-y foods?  Well, it had never happened before, but being away at college made me crave pancakes all of a sudden, and with no mom there to whip up a batch for me, I had to learn to make them myself.  I of … Continue reading

Apple Cake

In the fall, I had taken a trip to Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, Va.  It’s one of the must-see and -do things students must do during their time at UVA.  I got to go right into the apple orchards and pick the Fiji and Pink Lady apples that were ripe at the time.  Because of … Continue reading

Maple Buttermilk Pie

For a fall-themed sorority fundraiser this weekend, I volunteered to prepare and bring baked goods.  Rather than baking the expected cookies or brownies, I tried some new recipes that embodied the spirit of fall.  The pie I made was a Maple Buttermilk Pie from a recipe I found on 101cookbooks.com. The recipe included directions for … Continue reading