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>Tender Mock Steak with Fried Green Tomatoes and Garlic Leek Cream Sauce


>We picked up green tomatoes from Walnut Hill Farm at our local farmer’s market just before they ran out and I am so glad we did because I was ready for a southern fried treat.  We also headed over to Victory Farms and grabbed a bunch of leeks and a garlic bulb from Fertile Crescent. … Continue reading >Tender Mock Steak with Fried Green Tomatoes and Garlic Leek Cream Sauce

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>Jalapeno Ranch Slaw Burgers


>This is a delicious and non-traditional topper for a burger, great crunch and loads of flavor! Jalapeno Ranch Slaw BurgersSlaw(makes 4-6 servings)1/2 small red cabbage, shredded1/2 pint sun gold tomatoes, quartered2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley3 spring onions, greens and whites dicedDressing:(makes 1 cup – save remainder to top salads, sandwiches, eggs, chips, chicken, what have… Continue reading >Jalapeno Ranch Slaw Burgers

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>Farmer’s Market Omelette


> It’s so satisfying to bike over to the neighborhood Farmer’s Market to pick up a few fresh ingredients for breakfast.  At South of the James you can find every ingredient needed for a hearty, healthy start-to-the-day.  My quest started with fresh eggs so I ended up at Deer Run Farm of Amelia where my… Continue reading >Farmer’s Market Omelette

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>Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps


>Spicy Chicken Lettuce WrapsPrep time:  10 minutes  Cook time: 15 minutesServes: 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp canola oil1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced into strips2 tbsp hoisin sauce1 tbsp tamari1 tbsp lite rice wine vinegar1 tbsp sesame oil1 jalapeno or bird chili sliced thin1 red bell pepper, sliced into strips6 white button mushroom caps, sliced4 spring… Continue reading >Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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>Garlic Cannellini Beans with Fresh Spinach


>Our local Saturday Farmer’s Market is back!  My first purchase of the season was a big bag of spinach from Broadfork Farm (based in Chesterfield, VA).  The leaves were large and tender with a mild but distinctly earthy flavor.  The taste made me feel like I was standing in the rows of greens, plucking the… Continue reading >Garlic Cannellini Beans with Fresh Spinach

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>Sweet Honey Ham Pizza with Fig Jam and Carmelized Shallots


> Like many in the South, we had a delicious spiral-cut honey ham glazed in a honey mustard mixture for our Easter dinner.  I look forward to it every year, mainly because there are lots of leftovers and since Easter was at my house this year, those leftovers were mine all mine!  I did (begrudgingly)… Continue reading >Sweet Honey Ham Pizza with Fig Jam and Carmelized Shallots

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>Bloody Mary Flat Iron Steak with Scallion Potato Cakes


>I am in love with Flat Iron Steak. Really. I might marry it. Okay, instead I will marinate it in a bloody mary cocktail blend and grill it to perfection. I actually let this one marinate overnight which is hard for me because I am impatient when it comes to food. It worked in my… Continue reading >Bloody Mary Flat Iron Steak with Scallion Potato Cakes