Virginia Wine Tour

Virginia Wine Tour

Labor Day weekend we continued the Williams family reunion at Brad's aunt and uncle's house in Ashburn, VA. During our time there they took us to visit a handful of vineyards in the Northern Virgina region.  I did a little research following our visit and learned that the region's wineries are known for producing fine examples of every wine Virginia offers, including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Mandolin, Merlot, Norton, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, … [Read more...]

Pesto-fest!

Pesto-fest!

Recently I came across a couple of recipes on the internet for homemade fresh pesto along with some delicious sounding recipes courtesy of Cold Climate Gardening.  For some reason I always thought pesto was one of those crazy, time-consuming sauces that you only order at a restaurant because it is so difficult to make.  (I don't know what I was thinking!) I then started researching pesto and all these delightful little blog entries filled with many, many delicious-sounding recipes came across my … [Read more...]