buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy at Lambstock


Borrow These Pro Photo Tips and Trends
You don't need pro equipment to snap the best food shots at dinner or in a trendy new restaurant. But[...]
The 9 Best Edible Flowers for Colorful Summer Cooking
Be sure not to eat florist or foraged flowers, which likely contain pesticides and preservatives, and don’t assume every edible[...]
Quick Recipes Using Colorful Urban Garden Flowers
Edible flowers make colorful garnishes that update a favorite dish, but they also take center stage in recipes perfect for[...]
Phaedra & Eric,  Richmond, Virginia

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How to Grow Backyard Mushrooms in Logs
I fell into this whole mushroom farm thing by accident. Maybe more of a "planned" accident. I had been wanting[...]
Bloody Butcher: Virginia’s Heirloom Red Corn
Gardeners and small farmers are leading the heirloom seed movement, bringing back nearly forgotten strains of garden vegetables. Jake Garland[...]
The Top 7 Heirloom Seed Catalogs for Urban Gardeners
Spring's last cold snap is here - let's all curl up on our couches and flip through some beautiful seed[...]
5 Reasons You Must Have a Good Digital Garden Planner
If you can't be in your back yard during winter's unwelcoming weather, then choosing and using a good garden planner[...]
AvoidingDogs and 4 Other Common Urban Garden Pests
Our tiny urban garden has plenty of common garden pests, but not the ones you expect. We attract a level[...]
Home Garden Tool Sharpening Is Easier Than You Think
Until this fall I was scared to sharpen my own tools. I knew that late fall and early winter are[...]
Southern Cooking by Feel with Virginia Chef Edna Lewis
Chef Edna Lewis is having a bit of a moment - finally. And we can still learn a lot about[...]
Fresh Sage Redefines this Tasty Sausage Stuffing
Like most families, we have stuffing every Thanksgiving. Why not have it more often? The truth is that stuffing is[...]
Try Chef Iggy’s Southern Braised Kale with Onions
Slow cooked kale, collards and other bitter greens are a staple of the Southern kitchen. Chef Iggy grew up in[...]
Mold and Cold: Inside a Growing Urban Mushroom Farm
The word “farm” conjures up images of sunny rolling hills, green with rows of fresh vegetables. But visiting a mushroom[...]
Starting a Winery Garden at Upper Shirley Vineyards
Upper Shirley Vineyards just outside Richmond didn’t really plan to have a winery garden. But with so many farm-to-table restaurants[...]
Why Chefs Love Lambstock at Border Springs Farm
A hundred pounds of raw beef. Two giant gaping grouper. Cases of pickled peaches, foraged mushrooms and rare whisky. This[...]