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  1. I'm very sorry for your loss. My information is dated, so perhaps others will weigh in if the places I mention have taken a turn for the worse, but here are a few spots in Virginia. Green Pig Bistro was my local go-to restaurant a few years ago. Ambar for Eastern European cuisine. Bangkok 54 for Thai.
  2. We finally managed a return visit, this time with four of our friends, and we had a fantastic evening. The food and drink were amazing, and despite the COVID protocols in place, the hospitality was wonderful again as well. While all of the food was wonderful, we agreed the Bison tenderloin was a standout dish. Fork tender, with a delicious smokiness. We opted for the reserve wines, which were also wonderful. I'll leave it to the wine experts here to judge the selection, but I found the dessert wine pairing to be especially nice. This time, we spent the night at Hopkins Ordinary, and
  3. I gave up trying to find a local source, and bought a couple of cans on Amazon. Thanks for the suggestions!
  4. I bought these KF94 masks. Excellent quality. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08LBRZD78?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details
  5. That's a beautiful tribute. Very sorry for your loss.
  6. I didn't know that was possible. How did you do it?
  7. Following a friend's champagne recommendation, I bought a bottle of Mailly Brut Reserve Grand Cru. (About $40 at Total Wine) For my tastes, it was one of the best champagnes I've ever tasted.
  8. Feeling faint....can barely type...
  9. My neighbor gave me a sizable jar of uncut moonshine. I'm interested to know if anyone here has any tips/recipes. I'm not into the apple pie types of flavors, if that narrows the options a bit. Thanks and Happy New Year!
  10. I ended up just doing without--added a splash of red wine vinegar for acid, then seasoned the sauce generously. The result was delicious--I'll probably do it this way next time i'm in the mood for beef wellington. I burned the first batch of puff pastry circles--the directions called for 20 minutes, which is far too long. I highly recommend the potato gratin recipe--they were easy to make, but my were they tasty! (Didn't make the sticky toffee pudding yet)
  11. Christmas Dinner: "Deconstructed Beef Wellington" for my wife and I. Individual Portobello Mushroom Wellington for our (vegetarian) daughter. Hasselback potato gratin Green beans with almonds Sticky toffee pudding
  12. I read capers could be a substitute in some dishes. Not sure if that would work for a sauce.
  13. Yessir. I struck out trying to find a source. Glad to hear any ideas for a substitute ingredient.
  14. As the title indicates, I've been trying to find green peppercorns in brine. Neither Wegman's nor Harris Teeter carries that item. Does anyone have a source in/near Loudoun County? Thank you!
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