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Posted at 12:43 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 12:43:49-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Chef Patrick helps us snack healthier and get a little extra vitamin C while social isolating.


It’s more important now than ever to get our Vitamin C.

Our Vitamin Sea a version of the classic Screwdriver cocktail. It gets a boost with a splash of orange liqueur, such as triple sec or Grand Marnier. Rim the glass with sea salt for an extra treat

Here’s how I make it:
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 4 ounces orange or tangerine juice, 2 ounces vodka, and a splash of orange liqueur. Stain into a wine glass that has been rimmed with sea salt. Makes 1 cocktail.

If you’d like instructions on perfectly rimming a glass, email me at with “Glass Rimming” as the subject.

Our vodka comes from Chesapeake Bay Distillery,


Put away the unhealthy snacks during social distancing; our Hearty + Healthy Munch Mix is a better way to snack.

Just a handful of tasty ingredients come together quickly in this mix. Be sure to make extra and leave on neighbor’s front porch with a friendly note and recipe attached.

Here’s how I make it:

In a large bowl combine 4 cups popcorn (buy prepared or pop your own), 2 cups Virginia peanuts or you could add seeds like pumpkin or sunflower, 2 cups dried fruit such as dried cranberries or raisins, 2 cups dark chocolate morsels, and 2 cups of a healthy chip/pretzel such as beet chips or whole grain pretzels. Toss, season simply with sea salt if desired. Makes 6-10 servings.

I wrote a book titled “Popcorn” with 80-plus popcorn recipes and was on the Martha Stewart network nine times crafting select recipes. If you’d like five of my favorite recipes, email me at with “Popcorn Recipes” as the subject.

Some ingredients comes from The Fresh Market,

Peanuts today came from Belmont Peanuts, a member of Virginia’s Finest,


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