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Monday at the Range

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Until the days start getting longer, shooting indoors is better than not, so Monday I headed back to the indoor range. After spending two days sitting in a classroom learning about guns and self defense, it was fun to go out and actually shoot, ev…

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Still Life: Hotel Room Dinner

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We attended an amazing self defense-related class this weekend (more on that soon) which meant spending 10 hours a day in a classroom. After the long day, dinner out seemed like to much effort so we opted to eat in.A carry out sub and can of beer never…

Arugula and Blueberry Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

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It’s easy to forget that this vibrant and tasty Arugula and blueberry salad is full of heart-healthy nutrition and packs a lot of essential vitamins that are very beneficial to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A go-to quick and easy recipe you will lov…

This succulent frittata tastes incredible! The asiago cheese in the frittata along with the sautéed Arugula and mushrooms create a dish that makes your mouth water even before the first bite! 


– 2 Tbs heavy cream
– 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
– 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
– 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
– 6 eggs
– 1 Tbs olive oil, divided
– 1/3 cup thinly sliced shallots
– 1/3 cup Asiago cheese
– 1 to 1/2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
– 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
– 2 cups Arugula
Preheat broiler to high.  Whisk the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Heat an oven-proof medium skillet (I used 10″) over medium heat. Add 2 tsp. of the olive oil to pan along with the shallots. Sauté 3 minutes or until the shallots are translucent. Add egg mixture to pan. Cook about 5 minutes or until eggs are partially set. Sprinkle 3 Tbs of the asiago cheese over eggs. Arrange tomatoes over eggs and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the top. Place pan in oven and broil 5 minutes or until top is lightly browned and eggs are set. Remove from oven, cut into 8 wedges, and remove to a plate. Use the same skillet and place over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. Add mushrooms and Arugula and sauté until Arugula has began to wilt. Season to taste and enjoy!  If you’d like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here
“The key to eating healthy? Avoid any food that 
has a TV commercial.” – Anonymous 

Snow? Enough Already!

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

I walked out to get the paper this morning, saw snowflakes and thought I was seeing things. Alas, WeatherBug confirmed my vision.I don’t think it will amount to anything, but still, I’m so very ready for Spring.
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It’s a Game of Inches

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

There’s been a lot of discussion the past few days regarding the recent “compromise” on gun rights in Virginia. While nothing has yet been signed, and legislation is still in the works, the details are starting to emerge. While most gun owners are seeing good in this, some gun rights activists are upset at the notion of ANY compromise. Unfortunately that attitude could also mean no progress. It’s also become quite apparent that the anti-rights contingent on the left is absolutely livid. (That in itself gives me pleasure and is a positive sign.)

If the governor keeps his word, Virginia will honor concealed carry permits from ALL states. This is an improvement over what we had before the Attorney General and State Police Supervisor plotted to rescind reciprocity agreements with 25 states. If all the legislation involved moves forward, and if McAuliffe signs it, Virginia permits could probably possibly be accepted in most other states which allow concealed carry. It will likely take some time before those additional reciprocity agreements are hashed out across the country.  (I’m keeping my Utah permit nonetheless.)

During his press conference last Friday, Governor McAuliffe spent a lot of time hyping the closing of the so-called “gun show loophole” and fighting domestic violence. Some 2nd Amendment rights advocates have argued that forcing these “fixes” was the intent all along of McAuliffe and Herring. If that’s the case, the governor is an extremely poor negotiator, or just not very smart. Or both. The “fix” for the “loophole” is to require the State Police to be on hand at all gun shows to perform VOLUNTARY background checks for sellers who want to do them before selling a gun. Private sellers have ALWAYS had the option to do that. The proposed regulation regarding Permanent Protective Orders simply models law that already exists under federal law.

I happen to believe that McAuliffe was never fully supportive of Herring’s action, even if he agreed on principle. This week the Governor even admittedBut we have no record of anyone in the last 25 years being injured or hurt with (sic) someone who came into our state with a concealed weapon.” Once he saw the fallout from his Attorney General’s decree, he became downright scared. He has come to recognize just how strong the pro-rights support is in the legislature, and learned that gun rights is not a strict Republican/Democrat issue. “Pro-gun” bills have been moving forward, and some possibly with veto-proof majorities. As a friend termed it, McAuliffe made a “tactical retreat.” It’s telling that while McAuliffe was touting this “historic” compromise, while heaping praise on Mark Herring for helping to initiate it, the Attorney General was conspicuously absent from the stage. A planned strategy or a mistake, the end result is the same — the leftists took another beating and freedom won. Although the politicians are apparently not allowed to admit it.

My impression is there is national trend towards the restoration of 2nd Amendment rights, despite the occasional setbacks. There are losses at times, but net change seems to be happening for the good. Those fighting for gun rights with an “all or nothing” attitude will be disappointed and, I think, may even hurt the fight. I strongly believe we should ask permission of NO person, or state, to exercise a right and to provide for the defense of our families and ourselves in the best means possible. Unfortunately the rules imposed on us by the power-hungry elite have reduced our expression of certain rights. We must fight continually to have the recognition (not granting) of those rights restored. It seems, for now, patriots in Virginia are making steps in the right direction.

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[VIDEO] Can you skip VASAP?

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Great Minds Think Alike

Syndicated From: Musings Over a Pint

Yesterday afternoon I made an spur of the moment run out to the local beer store to check if my favorite late winter release, Tröegs Nugget Nectar was in stock. A successful beer run made, I returned to my desk and within a few minutes received a text message from Colleen, who happened to be out running errands at the same time.

That’s Hardywood Sidamo Coffee Stout and Blue Mountain Dark Hollow Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout in her cart. Looks like we both had the same idea! We’ll have plenty of good beer to enjoy this week.

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Virginia Executive Office Debate

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Attorney General Mark Herring (December 22, 2015): “Strong, consistent enforcement of Virginia’s laws and safety standards can prevent disqualified people who may be dangerous or irresponsible from utilizing a concealed handgun permit, and it’s what th…

Blue Mountain Beer Dinner

On Tuesday evening we enjoyed a beer and food pairing with Blue Mountain Brewery at Capital Ale House. The beers were not ones that are usually available at the restaurant, and the food dishes were specially created for the event as well.The MenuHors d…


Stealing the Flying Dog Glass

Tuesday evening the Flying Dog RV was spotted outside Capital Ale House. The occasion was a Flying Dog “Steal the Glass” night, featuring four Flying Dog beers served in an attractive etched glass. How could we resist going in?The four beers featu…


Isley Beer & Cheese Pairing

Thursday evening Capital Ale House set out a Cheese & Beer pairing featuring Isley Brewing Company. Three Isley Beers were paired up with three cheeses; Tall, Dark and Hopsome Black IPA with Lusk Gouda, Off the Boulevard Irish Red Ale with McClure …


Weihenstephan Steal the Glass Night

The beers of Weihenstephan Brewery in Germany were featured for this week’s Steal the Glass event at Capital Ale House. Six different beers were on tap. Fans were able to order any of the six in a tall Weihenstephan glass, or try a flight of small tast…


12th Annual Blue & Gray Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg’s original Oktoberfest celebration is happening this Friday and Saturday at Blue & Gray Brewery. This is the twelfth year for this popular event.The event kicks off Friday, September 19 at 5:00PM with the traditional keg-tapping…


Rappahannock Political Forum 09

Local bloggers are coming to the rescue of local politics again this year in the form of the Bloggers Forum 09. Yours truly is one of several panel members participating in this event to showcase those running for Stafford and Spotsylvania VA superrvisor positions. For more info, click the banner to the right of the […]


Local Bloggers Pass 4,000 Posts!

Today marks a milestone of sorts. Actually it’s more of a surprise. I was checking some stats and has logged more than 4000 posts from local Fredericksburg, VA area bloggers. Way to go team! As we grow together, I’m working on changes to the website to group blogs.  You’ll all still end up in […]


City Taxes Going UP-UP-UP

For those of you that vote in Fredericksburg VA, here’s who you can thank for higher real estate taxes. Councilwoman Greenlaw made the final motion to raise the rate to $0.705 of every $100. That’s almost 26% percent. It was seconded by Vice-Mayor Devine. Councilman Kelly put forward an alternative $.68 of every $100. It […]


A few blog changes

First, a new addition. is a photographic view of Fredericksburg, with a bit of history about those places appearing in the shots. Death of a blog, that’s what happens when things start getting out of hand when ‘friends’ take posts in a direction not intended.  Of course I’m talking about the Fred Vegas Chronicles.  Fredericksburg’s very […]


Kindle Mania! Fredericksburg Hits the Big Time

Now get the area’s hottest news delivered direct to your Amazon Kindle! tries to bring together a diverse set of blogging content, and it is now available in more formats than ever. Hopefully they will drop the price to make getting the local inside story more affordable.