Thursday, March 4, 2010


This recipe is from the "Celebrate Virginia Cookbook" produced in 2002  which is full of history and  recipes representing Virginia.
It is available from Thomas Nelson Publishers. This is my last in a series of posts about my recent trip to Gloucester, Virginia.

Blackbeard's Crabmeat Casserole:

1 egg, 2 Tb mayo, 1 Tb dry mustard, dash of tabasco sauce, 1 Tb minced onion, 2 Tb worcestershire sauce, 2 Tb butter to dot the top (plus my tweak 3 Tb butter melted to stir through), (plus my tweak here of 1 1/2  cups of chopped brocolli which was boiled 3 minutes and drained)

Also:  1 lb crabmeat chopped, (I used to 6 oz cans of diced crabmeat) 4 slices bread finely crumbled or packaged bread crumbs and 1/2 cup hot milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Beat the egg in a large bowl until light, add mayo, dry mustard, tabasco sauce, onion, worcestershire sauce, crabmeat, drained brocolli and bread crumbs.  Handmix and add milk and melted butter and mix through - dot top with last 2 Tb butter and bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Scroll down to my February 28th post about Blackbeard the Pirate who ravaged the shores of Hampton, Virginia......where I was born!

This casserole was really easy to make!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


This is another post representing my visit last week to 359 year old Gloucester, Virginia. Today I share a visit to Walter Reed's birthplace.  He was the U. S. Army physician who is highly honored because he made the discovery that yellow fever was transmitted by the mosquito.  This plaque is at the home which was his birthplace.  An old tree stands as a reminder of a past era and specifically one when a home depended upon a fireplace for warmth.

 I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me to the middle peninsula of the Cheasapeake Bay Tidewater Area!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Returning to History in Virginia Part III

          After seeing the Gloucester Courthouse Circle, we drove rightdown the street to see the a statue of someone loved by children today.  Local Indian maiden, Pocahontas was the real life daughter of Chief Powhatan.  In 1614 she married John Rolfe, one of the early settlers and a tobacco farmer at the Jamestown settlement.  Pocahontas visited England with her husband, but sadly died on the night of their return to Jamestown.  Did you know that our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson was married to Edith Bolling Galt, a descendant of Pocahontas?

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Monday, March 1, 2010



Returning to History in Virginia Part II

Last week, while visiting Gloucester, Virginia, I took some photos in the Historic area which is 359 years old.  Most all the cities and counties in the area were named after original home places in England.  These buildings are just a few that form a brick walled circle by the old Gloucester Courthouse.