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Food, Family and Fun

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Holidays are all about food, family and fun so we went to our food expert, Lodge Executive Chef Jesse Kaylor, and asked him for a favorite Holiday dish.  What he came back with is nothing short of lovely deliciousness that can be used as an obvious dessert… or as a warm, delicious Christmas morning delight. […]

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Morris Men Invade The Lodge

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Morris Dancing?  What is Morris Dancing?! Morris is a term applied to traditional English folk-dancing that is done as a performance rather than as a social event. There are many kinds of Morris dancing. The Albemarle Morris Men dance a type of Morris called Cotswold Morris, named for the southwestern region of England from which […]

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Let’s Play Word Association

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Let’s play word association. When I say “campfire,” you say… “marshmallow.”  When I said “spooky,” you say “ghost.” The combination of those words just means one thing… a REALLY good time.  There is nothing better than sitting around a campfire, crisping up your marshmallows and being scared to look behind you for what may be […]

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Crozet Culinary Competition for Charity

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The Lodge at Old Trail officially opened its doors on May 18, 2012, but many months prior to that event, a tradition was started to bring the Crozet community and The Lodge community together. This tradition, called Third Thursday at The Lodge, is the brainchild of owner, David Hilliard.  Since September 2011, Third Thursday has hosted vintners, authors, […]

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Sweet Success

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The first recorded evidence of chocolate as a food product goes back to Pre-Columbian Mexico. The Mayans and Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom, and the seeds had so much value they were used as a form of currency. Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter, […]

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