Panzanella Tomato Salad

August 28, 2014 3:19 pm

2-3 Tomatoes
1 Red Onion
Your favorite Vinegar Base Dressing
1/2 loaf of French Bread
1 cup of Feta Cheese


Slice the red onion into thin strips. Marinate tomatoes & red onion in a vinegary dressing. Toast the French bread until crunchy.

Cut the French bread into small squares.

Mix the marinated tomatoes, red onions and French bread in a medium size bowl.

Crumble the feta cheese on top.

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Find Farm Fresh Food near Norfolk Crossing at St. Paul’s Downtown Farm Market

August 15, 2014 3:00 pm

Have you been to St. Paul's Downtown Farm Market yet this year? If not, you've got a few more months to venture there from Norfolk Crossing one Saturday morning.

This Norfolk farmer's market takes place each Saturday morning from 9 until noon at City Hall & Market Street. The market's motto is "Fresh Produce for All Our Neighbors," and the vendors here offer fresh produce including fruits and vegetables. There are even occasionally flowers for sale! Most everything is in-season, which means that the stuff you'll see here varies from week to week with the growing season.

St. Paul's Downtown Farm Market in Norfolk takes place Saturdays through November from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. After stopping by the market, visitors can also enjoy a stroll through Downtown Norfolk, visiting the area's shops and restaurants.

Click here to learn more about St. Paul's Downtown Farm Market and visit Downtown Norfolk's website to learn more about the area's other events and attractions!

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Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art: Free to Military Families Near Norfolk Crossing

July 23, 2014 2:01 pm

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach) is free this summer to all military families.

Yes, free: all you need is military ID and your family has free access to Virginia's leading contemporary art museum, and one of the region's top art museums outside the Washington DC area. The permanent collection is 1,800 objects strong, and the regularly changing exhibitions are meant to 'foster awareness, understanding, and exploration of the significant art of our time.' Experienced art lovers can see how the past manifests itself today, and the whole family will be challenged and surprised by how current artists engage with out world.

This is an unmissable resource near Norfolk Crossing — check out their site here, and let us know if you go!

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