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Feeling saucy? Simmer up some summer goodness

Feeling saucy? Simmer up some summer goodness
When your tomato plants start producing in high gear, or the goods at your local farmers’ market were irresistible, homemade tomato sauce might be on the menu.



July = summer, barbecues and baked beans!

July = summer, barbecues and baked beans!
Celebrate National Baked Bean Month by bringing this simple but delicious side dish to your next backyard  barbecue.



Serve some strawberry soup this spring

Serve some strawberry soup this spring
May is when Virginia strawberries begin to ripen. And there is nothing sweeter than a refreshing strawberry soup.



Salt Cod with Chickpeas and Spinach

Salt Cod with Chickpeas and Spinach
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Pork and Apple Meatballs

Pork and Apple Meatballs
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.



Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Dairy and berries create delicious summer treats

Many Virginians like to celebrate National Dairy Month by enjoying a delicious dessert like this parfait.




Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!

Make an egg-stra special treat for Easter brunch—or anytime!
Eggs are high-protein powerhouses that are typically eaten for breakfast or brunch but can be enjoyed at any meal. National Egg Salad Week is April 12-18, so here’s a twist on a classic egg salad recipe from the Virginia Egg Council—for brunch or anytime.



Arroz con Pollo

Arroz con Pollo

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell on Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program.




Seared Rockfish with Fennel, Corn and Blueberry Salsa

Seared Rockfish with Fennel, Corn and Blueberry Salsa

This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs. Chef Maxwell shares delicious seasonal recipes in Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.




Crab and Apple Tart

 Crab and Apple Tart
This recipe was prepared by Chef John Maxwell, a certified executive chef, culinary educator and member of the American Academy of Chefs. Chef Maxwell shares delicious seasonal recipes in Real Virginia, Virginia Farm Bureau’s weekly television program sponsored by Virginia Grown, a program of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.



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