Good Friends Who Make Great Food

Radiant, VA

American | Potluck

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We join a group of wonderful friends from the Charlottesville area for lunch or dinner as often as possible. Sometimes we go out, other times we meet at someone’s home. During warmer weather we almost always wind up at Bonny and Steve’s house. Everyone loves to see Bonny’s flower and vegetable gardens. Everybody brings a dish and we share an excellent selection of great fresh fare.

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Fresh tomatoes from the garden.


Carol brought a Watermelon, Cucumber, Feta, and Basil dish.

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Pat came with a Black Bean & Corn Salad.

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My wife made Roasted Beets marinated in a Mustard Vinaigrette, with Goat Cheese and Toasted Almonds on  bed of Arugula.

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Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash.

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Carol made this amazing Vidalia Onion Custard Bread.

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Steve smoked the turkey for about 8 hours.

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The one dish I neglected to photograph was Mary’s Brown Rice and Quinoa seen here on my plate. Mary also brought an assortment of Talenti Gelato for dessert. Including my favorite Sea Salt Caramel.

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Bonny and Steve’s place is teeming with birds so the Flourless Chocolate Cake Cindy and Ed brought was perfect.

Here are some of Bonny’s magnificent flowers.

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One thought on “Good Friends Who Make Great Food

  1. There were no favorites that day. Everything was delicious. Thanks for making my garden look like a piece out of “Horticulture”.
    Perhaps you should start a garden blog too.


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