Yorktown Market Days will begin its eighth season with a fitness market on May 10, 2014 with a variety of products from new and returning producers. The Yorktown market features seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood, eggs, poultry, beef and pork; fresh breads, cheeses, baked goods, peanuts, cut flowers, organic and gluten free products, potted plants, coffee, jams & jellies; dipping oils and meat rubs; quality art, and live musical entertainment. Click on the 2014 vendor list to see over 30 farmers, watermen, bakers and producers from last year’s season. We look forward to seeing you in the spring when the weekly markets return to Riverwalk Landing on the Yorktown waterfront.
This morning we made breakfast burritos using the chorizo that we made in the Pendulum Fine Meats Sausage class. The taste was very well balanced with spices, and not overpowering from heat. This shows the mark of a good blend in that you can taste all the components. As our focus this morning was trying out the chorizo, the burrito was very basic and simple. The next time there will be some additions, such as onions and peppers. Continue reading
Kathy and I are always looking for local products as you will see and continue to see on our site. A few weeks ago we stumbled on a website for Pendulum Fine Meats in Norfolk VA. On reading the site we became very interested in the Fresh Grass & Grain fed meats they provide. We visited the store and instantly fell in love with the place. Continue reading
The Happy Knife, Part 1
In this segment we are going to discuss the steel. We will stick to the basic version on this article. We will cover different styles of sharpening devices later on. Continue reading
Pasta E Pani is a local, family-owned business and has been in Virginia Beach for years. The décor was modest and unassuming, providing a style of Italy. The service was beyond awesome. Again, this is a family and it is obvious they love what they are doing. The owners, Chef Angelo Serpe and wife, Maria, are regular vendors at the Old Beach Farmers Market every weekend. Whenever we go, we get some pasta, bread and fresh cheese. Continue reading