General posts not necessarily about the Inn.

Let’s try this one more time…

For the last several years we have tried rather unsuccessfully to put together a vegetable garden. We ‘ve tried different spots around the yard, different kinds of soils, we’ve tried to just plant in pots instead of in the ground, … Continue reading

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We’re in print!!!!

We’ve been subscribing to the Virginia Wine Lover magazine for quite sometime, probably since their inception or soon thereafter. Sometime last year, I noticed a link in one of their eMail newsletters about hosting your own Virginia Wine tasting party, … Continue reading

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Slow month…

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since my last post. It has been rather slow on the progress front. I made a couple of trips down to the Charlottesville area, but mostly to meet with contractors. After … Continue reading

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The first of many trips to FOODĒ.

Almost a year ago, FOODĒ opened in oldtown Fredericksburg. I’ve been wanting to go there for months, ever sense I first found out about their existence. When it comes to sourcing fresh, local ingredients, they are doing a lot of … Continue reading

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Holiday goodies.

I remember growing up that right around Christmas time, my dad would always make Filhozes (Pumpkin Fritters). Very simple, they consist of pumpkin, flour, sugar, eggs, and a little bit of salt, water and cinnamon. Once fried they are covered … Continue reading

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All things Portuguese.

I’m not sure that I’ve mentioned this before, but I was born on the Portuguese island of Terceira. My parents moved back to Portugal a few years back, and Tracie and I go visit about every other year. I try … Continue reading

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A little Christmas Cheer.

It’s hard to believe it’s Christmas time already. This year has absolutely flown by. Tracie got the whole house decorated for Christmas, and now it’s time for a little Holiday drink.

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How cool will this be??

I came across this website this weekend and started thinking that this would be awesome. It’s a company that is about 10 miles from where we’ll be located and they rent classic convertible sports cars for the day or the … Continue reading

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Local dining at its best.

There is a wine bar called da Luca in Crozet that I’ve been wanting to take Tracie to for quite sometime. Her birthday is this week, so we decided to go down to the Nelson County Farmer’s Market on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Bottling….

I’m a little late but I finally got around to bottling my 2010 Chambourcin. Between going to Portugal last September and the low yields of fruit in Virginia last year, I wasn’t able to get as much fruit as I … Continue reading

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