Category Archives: James’ Favorite Recipes

Hickory Shad & Herring

Last week we took our granddaughter to visit North Carolina cousins.  Two of us slipped away from the family visit, heading to a small coastal river.  The Hickory Shad were beginning their annual spawning run so we planned to catch a … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Bread Pudding

 Since Karen (my bride) gets migraine headaches from dark chocolate, I’m always looking for white chocolate recipes.  Recently I found a white chocolate bread pudding recipe on Chef John Folse’s web site, which I’ve modified (My family claims that I … Continue reading

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Venison Stew at Kamp Karen

It’s deer season in Virginia so I’ll some time in the woods hunting instead of showing property.  We enjoy cooking with venison at Kamp Karen.  I’ve gotten requests for my Venison Stew recipe, so hear goes. I used to make … Continue reading

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Blue Hubbard Squash & Gorgonzola Soup

This year we joined Liberty Mills Farm Community Supported Agriculture receiving weekly bundles of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.  We learned to cook with many new to us vegetables including Blue Hubbard Squash.  I reviewed several recipes before creating a soup to … Continue reading

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Scallops, Asparagus & Pasta Near Zion Crossroads, Virginia

Thanks to Jason, a commercial fisherman, we’ve got some sea scallops at Kamp Karen.  For dinner last Friday, we cooked the scallops with fresh asparagus, vegetables and a little pasta.  With the addition of a side salad, we enjoyed a tasty … Continue reading

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Smoked Virginia Lamb

Several folks asked for the process and recipe for preparing this years Easter Lamb at Kamp Karen (our home between Zion Crossroads & Gordonsville, Virginia), so here goes! Starting with a boned leg of lamb,  I rubbed smoked salt, fresh ground … Continue reading

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Oyster Stew at Kamp Karen

We love cooking at Kamp Karen.  Oysters remain one of our favorite foods.  Grilled, steamed, fried, sauteed or stewed and yes sometimes we eat them raw!!!  We like Rose Bay and Belhaven, NC or Chincoteague, VA oysters.  For new years … Continue reading

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Sausage Rolls

  In 1999 we traveled through Scotland touring the country and visiting Masonic Lodges.  After many Lodge meetings, we time of Harmony (food, drink, music, and spirited conversation).  One of my favorite food items during Harmony were the sausage rolls.  … Continue reading

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Who is James Friend Dickerson?

  Specialization As a native of Central Virginia and a full time REALTOR since 1991, James listens to your needs to provide information allowing you to make informed choices. In our constantly changing world, you need a REALTOR who puts … Continue reading

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