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Hi, friends! I’m checking in today to let you know that I will not be sharing my regular weekly update with our meals and activities from the past few days. Our family has been dealing with a medical emergency this week, so food has been the furthest thing from my mind! Instead, I’ve spent my days running back and forth to the hospital at UVA, while also trying to maintain a sense of normalcy for my kids at home. My meals have largely looked like peanut butter sandwiches, bowls of cereal, or pizza in the hospital cafeteria. Not exactly blog-worthy news!

Thanks for your patience and for your constant support and prayers as we seek healing in the week ahead. I will check back in next Sunday — probably with a more “normal” update.

In the meantime, you will continue to see new recipes on the blog in the coming days, since those have been scheduled in advance. I hope you enjoy the fresh ideas!

And finally, I’ll leave you with this photo of our neighbors harvesting, which I snapped to show tractor-loving Spencer a few days ago. Little nuggets of happiness!

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!


Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Sending positive thoughts and hopeful prayers for the medical emergency situation you’re facing.

    On the home front here, I’m letting my slow cooker do the work today after prep work chopping veggies last night. We’ll have braised lamb shank with parsnips, carrots and cabbage mixed with herbs for dinner tonight.

    1. Blair, I am sorry to hear about your family medical emergency. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  2. So sorry to hear your family is going through this medical emergency. I hope the recovery will be fast and you all can put it behind you. Sending you hugs and positive thoughts.

  3. I hope all is well with your patient, and healing progresses well. Also, I hope you and your family are weathering the upheaval in good shape. I know how crazy it is when you have both a hospital patient and little kids! Hang in there!

    1. Thank you, Barbara! Your kind words and support are so appreciated! Life has been crazy this past week, but I feel very lucky to have such a strong group of friends and family helping us through it!

  4. Sending prayers for you and your family. Don’t forget to rest and take care of yourself as much as possible during this time.