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Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 20


It's Friday. Tantalizing news and links to kick-start your weekend: The Hook reported on The Whiskey Jar, a soon-to-open Southern-inspired restaurant in C'ville by Will Richey of Revolutionary Soup, a Relay favorite! Congrats, Will! The 2290Living blog continues to impress with recommendations for great local artisans. Tim Vidra of E.A.T. shared Style Weekly's suggestions for eating in Richmond in 2012. A beautiful meditation on the Richmond Food Collaborative blog about the abundance of vegetables even in January. Do you have reservations for Restaurant Week in Charlottesville yet? How about for Slow Food RVA's screening of the TEDx Manhattan Changing the Way We Eat conference? Tips Read more …

Tidbits and Bites: News and Links for Friday, January 13


Tantalizing news and links to kick-start your weekend: Slow Food RVA is bringing a day-long Viewing Party of TedX Manhattan's Change Our Food System event to Richmond. Join them on January 21. Charlottesville's Restaurant Week is coming up, so take a break from all your home cooking to try some of our best local restaurants. If you know young people looking for a new career and wishing to change children's health for the better, recommend Food Corps -- it's a great organization taking a new class of recruits. Since we're focusing on coffee this week, a few intriguing reads: coffee shops where people pay it forward and bring their dogs. Also, coffee art to visualize your addiction. A Read more …

What’s New at Relay: Week of January 8, 2012


A few updates from behind-the-scenes at Relay this week: 1. Have you heard of Olli Salame yet? This dynamic Virginia Salumeria is getting fantastic press coverage nationwide -- from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times to Garden and Gun Magazine. We've got lots of Olli in stock, so give it a try and once they've launched into superstardom you can say you ate it when... plus it's just plain delicious. To get started, try Olli salame as the perfect addition to your take-along snack (with fruit and cheese and chopped veggies), or in your pasta, or as a party hors d'oeuvre paired with a mild cheese. 2. Richmond: Richmond Relayers know that buying foods in bulk is a great way Read more …

Midweek Menus: Week of December 12


Based on your feedback from last week's menus, an improved approach to Midweek Menus this week. This week, the menu is focused around a few key ingredients: a blockbuster black bean stew that stretches into two other dishes, roasted sweet potatoes, and our favorite wintry green (kale). This approach should help you use up all the main ingredients and cut down on your cooking time. Look below for the menus, plus a bit of cunning strategy advice to make chopping board-to-table time a little faster. And as always, check out our Fall-Winter Recipes Pinboard for more hearty, filling recipe inspiration. The Week's Recipes Monday: Blockbuster Vegetarian Crock Pot Black Bean Soup | Suggested Read more …

Midweek Menus: week of December 5, 2011


It's always easier to eat nourishing weekday meals when they're planned ahead in the relative peace and quiet of the weekend. When planning's left till the day of, it often means a last-minute grocery run or eating a bowl of cereal. With this new weekly Friday blog feature, we're aiming to help you do your Relay shopping on Sunday, get your groceries Monday, and be set for the week. We'll offer 5 recipe ideas, a list of pantry staples you probably have on hand, plus a comprehensive list of ingredients enabled with one-click Relay shopping lists. That means healthier family meals, more time for studying or girls' night out, and fewer hectic weeknight errands. I've used our Pinterest Read more …