Cream past its best? Turn it into soured cream | Waste not | Food

Laveta Brigham

Although I try to curtail my consumption of cream, I’m the kind of person who likes to pour it on everything – into coffee, over cereal and, if I’m feeling particularly greedy, I might just drink it straight from the carton.

Cream rarely expires in our household, yet, when it does get close to expiration, rather than chuck it out, we make soured cream, extending its shelf-life by up to 10 days.

Raw cream is best for making soured, AKA cultured, cream because it already contains all the good bacteria needed to ferment. Simply leaving it out overnight will

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Salamander hotel extends resort brand to two new home communities in Middleburg, Va.

Laveta Brigham

The Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Va., which opened in August 2013, quickly became synonymous with luxury and relaxation.

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The Virginia Hunt Country resort includes an equestrian center, miles of hiking trails, a zip line course, swimming pools, tennis courts, restaurants and, of course, spa services. Sheila Johnson, founding partner of Black Entertainment Television, opened the resort with elements of the design of her own nearby estate. Now Johnson, with South Street Partners, a company that specializes in the development and management of luxury resorts and private club communities such as the Kiawah Island Club, is building

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Exterior design of the National Medal of Honor Museum revealed

Laveta Brigham

Just over a year ago, Arlington was announced as the new home of the National Medal of Honor Museum, and now the first rendering of the museum is here.

Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams joined museum board members Tuesday for a virtual press conference where the rendering and a progress update were released. According to officials, the museum is on track to open in Arlington’s entertainment district in 2024.

Williams said he and the city are honored to have a museum in Arlington that will be able to preserve the stories of individuals who went above and beyond their call of

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Before You Decorate Consider These Design Elements

Laveta Brigham

There is a return to tradition in the decorative arts with many interior designers looking to the past for inspiration and updating these design flourishes to create rooms for contemporary living. A trio of new books dedicated to traditional craft and creativity will just make you want to re-do your home.

In de Gournay: Hand-Painted Interiors, we are treated to page after page of

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