This week, I tried the Beef Bulgogi from Wolf Creek Farm. I learned two things from making this video: 1) using local food in an international menu is a very very good idea and 2) I could really use better light in my kitchen.
On a chilly September day, Blue Forest was doing a booming business serving hot, fresh Japanese dishes to Charlottesville residents.
Great news from WTJU-FM. This weekend’s Charlottesville City Market will feature live folk and traditional music, courtesy of the fantastic DJs of Atlantic Weekly. Here are some details from the official release:
WTJU’s Atlantic Weekly
Charlottesville City Market
Saturday September 24, 2011 8am-Noon
This weekend Atlantic Weekly will broadcast live from the Charlottesville City Market. As always, they’ll bring to your Saturday morning everything you need in the way of folk and new acoustic music from both sides of the Atlantic.
If you’re out at City Market this Saturday, stop by and say hello. Our broadcast table will be located along 2nd street. So tune in, or drop in – to City Market – Saturday,September 24th from 8:00 till noon, when Atlantic Weekly goes to market. Right here on WTJU Charlottesville, The Sound Choice in Central Virginia.
Fair disclosure: I was formerly a volunteer jazz DJ at WTJU (The Sound Choice in Central Virginia), and I feel Atlantic Weekly is one of the best shows the station has to offer. The mixture of traditional sounds from the U.S. and the British Isles seems like the perfect accompaniment to a day spent at the market.
“Several nonprofit organizations have begun backcrossing: breeding American trees with naturally blight-resistant Chinese varieties, then crossing those 50/50 hybrids with American trees until offspring are just 1/16th Chinese.
The hope is that these carefully mixed trees, known as B3s, will show Chinese resistance and American growth habits. Asian varieties exhibit a bushy horizontal branching pattern, a severe disadvantage when competing for sunlight in dense forest. They also leaf out too early and suffer from spring cold snaps. For backcrosses to survive in the wild, those traits must be bred out.”
The life of a lamb at Innisfree Village in Crozet, VA.
Innisfree Village is a fully licensed, residential community with adults with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1971, this nonprofit, nonsectarian community is located on 550 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains outside the university town of Charlottesville, Virginia.