Oysters, Oysters, Oysters–The Oyster Epicenter

The Chesapeake Bay is known as one of the oyster capitals of the world. In its heyday the watermen of the Bay were plying about 17 million bushels of oysters

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A New Season and a New Start for the Chesapeake Kitchen

  My apologies. I haven’t been posting in a while because it has been a busy few months for me! In addition to running Gertrude’s, I’ve been working with all

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2015 – Happy New Year!

          It’s that time of year again. Yep, you know, the New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to the gym everyday, I’ll swim, jog, bike -and possibly

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Full Quiver Farm in Hampton Roads

Next stop on the New Chesapeake Kitchen tour was to Suffolk, Virginia to Full Quiver Farm where Bonnie North and I met farmers Scott and Alison Wilson. The Wilsons are

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The New Chesapeake Kitchen Tour Begins – Coming Soon To A Town Near You

After years of planning, ruminating, procrastinating, and a good bit of day dreaming, the New Chesapeake Kitchen project is underway. The fine folks at Johns Hopkins University Press will be

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The Three Sisters of Summer

Late summer into the early fall is the season of the Three Sisters, a Native American method of planting and growing corn, beans, and squash together. Native legend has it

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Blue Crab Summertime Blues Road Show

    My apologies for the disappearing act, but it’s been a hectic graduation and wedding season at Gertrude’s and I have gotten way behind with the blog. Things are

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