Writing about Ace Biscuit and Barbecue

I’ve posted before about Ace Biscuit and Barbecue and their wonderful food and the funky vibe, but it wasn’t until this morning* that it struck me how special of a restaurant it is, especially in the larger scheme of American restaurants and American food.  We’re so spoiled here in Charlottesville to have small-scale, local restaurants … Continue reading

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Cville Goodies

Another new post!  Hooray!  I’m trying to get back in the swing of posting, so I’m churning out a bunch right in a row.  This quickie is about two great restaurants in Charlottesville that I want to draw some attention to.  First is a brand new place I visited today for lunch, called the Citizen … Continue reading

Great Harvest Lunch

With all my recent cooking, I haven’t eaten out in Charlottesville very much, despite the plethora of great restaurants here.  Great Harvest happened to be a perfect stop during errands one day though, and I wanted to share a picture the lovely sandwich I had for lunch.  It was a roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce, … Continue reading

Ultimate Steak Sandwich

This post features a steak sandwich I made earlier in the fall.  My sister was in volleyball season, and I met my family at a few of her games, bringing a picnic lunch featuring Cville’s wonderful ingredients.  I made a few great BLT’s with avocado and brie cheese and homemade mayonnaise during tomato season, but … Continue reading

French “Feast” for Lunch

Just wanted to share a quick picture of a scrumptious lunch I “made” this week.  The best part was that there was no cooking!  I thought of it as a very French meal because the image my mom always recalls of her time in France is eating a fresh baguette and block of cheese.  This … Continue reading

Mayonnaise Update – Chicken and Potato Salad

Just last week, I made a new batch of homemade mayo, using a combination of canola oil, coconut oil, bacon fat, and olive oil.  I also used Pinot Grigio wine vinegar in addition to lemon juice to cut a bit of the tartness, and I added a bunch of herbs.  Needless to say, it is … Continue reading

Homemade Mayonnaise

For my very first post, I thought it appropriate that I write about one of my first culinary successes.  I had always been clueless in the kitchen and often had to be saved by my mom before I ruined whatever I was attempting to make.  I’ve since learned to start with the extremely simple, and … Continue reading