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Oxide Pottery

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Oxide Pottery

Wedding Platter made at Oxide Pottery

Oxide Pottery, in historic downtown Lynchburg, VA, opened it’s doors in the fall of 2009.  The store is stocked with porcelain and stoneware goods made in the attached studio.

Large selection of hand thrown mugs.

There is always a selection of wheel-thrown and hand-built functional ceramics as well as other handmade objects, such as wooden utensils, letterpress cards, candles, locally produced bitters and jewelry.  The most popular pottery items include plates, bowls, mugs, vases, garlic keepers, wine cups and honey pots.  Vases, ring dishes and various art pieces can also be found.  Seasonal items are produced throughout the year, including zombie mugs in October!

Soap/sponge dishes

Three potters are currently represented, Joe, Chatham and Justin.  As a former professor of ceramic and sculpture Joe creates artwork that he is proud to exhibit.  Chatham, Joe’s daughter, works  with paper patterns and textures to develop new patterns  of items to produce.  Justin, Chatham’s husband, creates functional pottery plus drawings and prints that are sold in the store.  The ceramics are made with lead-free glazes that are dishwasher and microwave safe.  The work produced in the studio is fired in three electric kilns on site weekly, offering a continuous supply of new items and custom orders.  Currently Oxide is represented in galleries and museum shops in 21 states through its wholesale line.

Custom wall at Oxide Pottery cast from everyday items.

Located at 1337 Main Street, Lynchburg VA, they can be reached at 434.845.5656.  Hours vary depending upon the day of the week and time of the year.  Currently they are open Thursday, Friday & Saturday between 10 until 6.  Visit their website www.oxidepottery.com for more information.  Email them at oxidepottery@comcast.net.

Raspberry Breakfast Braid

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Raspberry Breakfast Braid

This breakfast sweet is being served, during the month of July, while raspberries are in peak season, as our fourth course when serving a savory entreé.   The recipe takes about 20-25 minutes to make, but the results are delicious and our guests at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast have asked for more, plus a copy of the recipe.  I think you could make this using any fruit preserve–strawberry, blackberry, fig or peach.  Have fun with it…..experiment!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups packaged baking mix
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter (cold)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup red raspberry preserves
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°F.  Place baking mix in medium bowl.  Cut in cream cheese and butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in milk.  Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 10-12 times.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.  Roll dough into a 12×8-inch rectangle.  Place on prepared baking sheet.  Spread preserves lengthwise down the center 1/3 of dough.  Make 2 1/2-inch cuts at 1-inch intervals on long sides.  Fold strips over preserves in a criss-cross fashion.

Bake 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine powdered sugar, almond and vanilla extracts.  Add enough milk for desired drizzling consistency.  Drizzle over coffee cake.

Serves 10-12.

 

Dublin 3 Coffee House

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Dublin 3 Coffee House

Last month we introduced you to Emerald-Stone Grille.  Now we would like to tell you about it’s “sister” property Dublin 3 Coffee House, located just next door to Emerald-Stone Grille.

Specialty Coffee

Dublin 3 Coffee House located at 1011 Jefferson Street is Lynchburg, Virginia’s newest “proper” coffeehouse.  Offering traditional coffee drinks, as well as specialty drinks, the Dublin 3 offers outstanding coffee without being pretentious.  Sourcing its coffee from a variety of small-batch roasters from the region you will learn about the different types of coffees available.  A lead barista and a trained team of coffee enthusiasts will walk you through the options available and are there to man the espresso machine.  Open Monday through Saturday between 6:30 am until 11:00 pm and Sunday’s between 1:00 pm until 11:00 pm this is the perfect spot for a cup of coffee after leaving The Carriage House Inn Bed and breakfast for a walk, run or bike ride along the Blackwater Creek Trails.

If you love the charm of old buildings, steeped in history plus great coffee, this place is worth trying.