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Butternut Squash Soup 0

Butternut Squash Soup with Cranberry Puree

Savory, sweet and tart, this soup will impress your guests and highlights the fall season bounty. Ingredients: Soup: 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 2 tbsp. canola oil 1/8 tsp. mace 1-1/2 tsp. fresh ginger root, finely chopped 1 bay leaf Salt 1 ½ lb. butternut squash, peeled, chopped into one-inch cubes ½ lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped into one-inch cubes 3 pints of...

A 100 Mile Thanksgiving 0

A 100 Mile Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is all about being thankful, but even more, it is about tradition and family.  Each family has it’s own signature dish, such as Aunt Sue’s oyster dressing, or Uncle Tim’s special green bean casserole.  These traditions are important for our families.  This year, BFBLHR challenges you to create a new tradition, by sticking to the family favourites, but making them out of local ingredients! Need...

Spicy Pumpkin Bisque 0

Spicy Pumpkin Bisque

This spicy bisque is a modern twist on an old classic. Warm and comforting and perfect for fall. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon cumin (add more if you are a cumin lover like me) 1 teaspoon red curry paste (may omit if you don’t have any on hand) 1 ¾ cup fresh pumpkin puree (or 1 14 or 15-oz can...

Oysters Wrapped 0

Oysters Wrapped in Surry Ham

Seafood fanatic, Peter Coe, created this recipe that uses fresh, local “cool season” ingredients. Ingredients: 30 fresh oysters, shucked 30 slices (8 ounces) Surry ham (4” by 4”), sliced paper-thin (available at Taste Unlimited) 30 6” wooden skewers, presoaked in water for 30 minutes Method: Preheat a gas or wood grill. Wrap each oyster tightly in one slice of the Surry ham and secure each with a...

Chesapeake Wild 0

Chesapeake Wild: Know Your Waterman

Murphy’s Irish Pub is proud to be an exclusive partner with Chesapeake Wild Seafood. Our Virginia Beach and Alexandria locations and Chesapeake Wild work with local watermen to ensure our guests are getting fresh, local seafood delivered right to their plate. Fish are always on the move and Chesapeake Wild focuses on what is currently available in the Chesapeake Bay and local waters to bring you...

Kale Pesto 0

Kale Pesto

Ingredients: 1/2 cup walnuts 3 cups packed basil leaves 3 cloves garlic, smashed and coarsely chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt 1/2 cup good olive oil, or more to taste 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional, but this is the hallmark of vegan cookery) 2 tsp lemon juice Method: Toast the walnuts. Combine walnuts, basil, garlic, and salt in a food processor. Process while you add...

Seared Greens 0

Seared Greens

Ingredients: 1 pound of greens 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes or fresh hot pepper 1 clove of garlic, sliced thin 1 tablespoon olive oil or blended oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly cracked pepper Method: Remove any hefty stalks from the greens. Wash greens well. If they are bitter, place them in an ice-water bath for 30 minutes. Shake dry, leaving a little...

Cabbage Soup 0

Cindy’s Bean and Cabbage Soup

Hearty and perfect for a winter night, cabbage is a great “cool season” product. Ingredients: 1 medium onion, chopped 2 carrots, cut lengthwise and sliced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 1 lb. can diced tomatoes ½ tsp. dried thyme ½ tsp. dried oregano ½ tsp. dried parsley 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 cups cooked Great Northern or pea beans 2 cups...

Gluten Free Quiche 0

Gluten Free Quiche

Ingredients: ​Crust: 1/2 C blanched almond flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 Tbsp green onion 2 Tbsp parsley 1 Tbsp cilantro (use herbs generously) 1/4 C grapeseed oil 1 Tbsp water ​ Filling: 3 eggs 3 leeks 1/4 C cheddar cheese 1-1/2 Tbsp feta cheese 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1/2 tsp black pepper Dash of cayenne pepper 1 tsp nutritional yeast...

Pickled Beets 0

Pickled Beets

From Nancy Flanagan Ingredients: Beets boiled then sliced or cut Equal parts sugar and vinegar Method: Boil beets until fork tender Put the beets in an ice bath, and removes the skins and stem Chop beets to the desired size Pack beets into sterilized jars Make a brine, by adding equal parts vinegar and sugar, bring to a boil Top with brine Place in fridge and...