Coastal Virginia Magazine - Hampton Roads Magazine November-December 2010

Vegan Salad Recipe

Vegan Cabbage, Apple and Caraway Salad Make a dressing by whisking together: 2 tablespoons olive oil; 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice; 1/2 teaspoon curry powder; 1/8– 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika; 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder; salt and freshly ground black pepper…

Blackened Striper Fingers

Blackened Striper Fingers Take a large striped bass filet and cut in into strips about an inch thick. Dry rub each strip with your favorite blackening seasoning. I make my own, but two that are great are Tony Chachere's More…

Citrus Sage Spritzer Recipe

Citrus Sage Spritzer   In a rocks glass with ice, combine: 3 ounces Barboursville Viognier 2 ounces Cointreau 1 ounce Sage Simple Syrup (see note) Top with soda water Note: to make Sage Simple Syrup: In a saucepan, combine 1…

Chesapeake Crabcakes Recipe

Chesapeake Bay Crabcakes with a Twist Popcorn is the secret ingredient in this dish that I made on The Hampton Roads Show, which aires on 5 April 2010 on Fox 43 in Norfolk/Hampton Roads, VA. Here is the recipe: Ingredients…

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Adapted from the Paula Deen & Friends cookbook   Prepare a marinade in a large measuring cup by adding: 1/4 cup soy sauce; 2 tablespoons dry red wine; 1 tablespoon honey; 1 tablespoon brown sugar, dark or…

Chesapeake Bay Rockfish Recipe

Recipe by Tapas Chef Mike Farrell ROCKFISH CHESAPEAKE Winner of the 2009 March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction "Chef's Choice Award" From Executive Chef Michael Farrell Still Worldly Eclectic Tapas, Portsmouth This dish has three components: prepare the Smithfield Ham…

UPFRONT-Sci-Fi Fantasy

Every January I take a vacation to my imagination. I'm actually in Williamsburg, but I'm not there for the traditional historical tour, which I normally love. I'm there for MarsCon, a three-day science fiction and fantasy convention hosted at the…

OBX: Taste of the Beach

Wine pools on the slick, sticky floor in Sanctuary Vineyard's barrel room. It dribbles off the edge of the tables and trickles up my forearm. My team and I scramble to add just the right amounts of chardonnay, muscadine and…

The Bay Creek Way

I crouched down on the pier behind Chatham Vineyards and dangled my legs off the edge, letting my feet bathe in the calm waters of Church Creek and dance around the occasional jellyfish. Two plastic cups filled with crisp, stainless…

Saddle Up

I’'ve loved horses for as long as I can remember—and yet, as a child, I rarely encountered them. The seeds of my passion were planted by television shows, movies and books. I longed to ride like Roy Rogers—or better yet,…

Just Breathe

If the onslaught of tourist season in Hampton Roads—and all the vehicular immobilization that goes along with it—makes you want to go running for the hills, take heart. Our fair state happens to be home to some of the most…

Eco Excursions

Holding steaming mugs of morning coffee, we walked down from our campsite to the white sand beach that stretched as far as the eye can see. A wild pony nosed around beach scrub, looking for breakfast. Our eyes focused some…

Inn Love

The fire crackled, popped and cast a soft amber glow on a dining room filled with dark woods and age-old timber beams. A flickering candle at a table in our cozy corner shed some light on our toughest decision that…

Parkway Pleasures

Dubbed America’s Favorite Drive and the most-visited national park in the nation, the Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. But tourism to this region dates much further back—to Thomas Jefferson, who became enamored with the Peaks…

Pam's Picks

Prints for Pooches   It's time to add some sassy style to your canine companion. Animal prints may help them bark up a conversation with the doghouse owner down the street. Since I enjoy dressing my own pampered pooch, LuLu,…

Geniune Goldsmith

J. Henry “Hank” Viccellio appreciated the smalltown experience of growing up in Yorktown, but at age 18 he picked up and left, vowing to see the world. Almost 30 years later, he found himself in love less than a mile…

Discount Digs

In these economic times, who wouldn'’t want to achieve a high-end look on a budget? Heck, in any economic times who wants to spend more than you have to for the look you crave? Whatever that look, you just might…

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