Farm to Table

Recipe from Chef James: Mary's Sour Cream Pound Cake

The holidays are a time to visit with loved ones, reminisce, and of course, enjoy family recipes! Chef James from Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air shared this recipe with us from his grandmother, Mary. He said “She is one of my inspirations to make me a chef today. I used to cook with her […]

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Recipe from Chef Alex: Alex's Best Pumpkin Pie

The holidays are growing near, but what’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie? Complete your holiday meal with this pumpkin pie recipe from Chef Alex, Dining Services Director at CSL Fredericksburg! Download this month’s recipe here! If you’re interested in more festive recipes from our chefs, download the recipe for Chef Donna’s caramel pumpkin cake. To find […]

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Recipe from Chef Donna: Caramel Pumpkin Cake

Fall is here, and along with it all of the pumpkin recipes! You may have enjoyed pumpkin pie in the past, but have you had pumpkin cake? Enjoy making this delicious Caramel Pumpkin Cake by Donna Easton, Dining Services Director at CSL Front Royal, for yourself this season! Download this month’s recipe for your own home […]

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Getting to Know Our 2021 Farmers

We’re proud to serve our residents nutritious and delicious meals from locally sourced ingredients in all of our communities. The benefits of farm-to-table dining are endless – including reducing blood pressure, lowering risk of heart disease, and promoting higher brain activity. Commonwealth Senior Living launched its farm-to-table dining program in partnership with Produce Source Partners, […]

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Recipe from Chef Andre: Pecan Bars

Our Dining Delight program let’s our residents enjoy a special, monthly dining theme with endless delicious recipes. But we know everyone is always looking for simple, stress-free recipes, so we decided to share the wealth. These simple Pecan Bars presented by Chef Andre at Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester House will put a smile on […]

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Recipe from Chef Andre: Balsamic Glazed Candied Roasted Beets with Caramelized White Onions

We’re proud to serve our residents nutritious, filling, and delicious meals made from locally-sourced ingredients. However, while our residents consistently enjoy these meals, we also know that caregivers need to take care of themselves too. No matter who you are, you can always use a quick, delicious meal like these Balsamic Glazed Beets presented by […]

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Eat Your Vegetables

You’ve probably always been told to “eat your vegetables!” As we age, a balanced diet is more important than ever. In honor of American Heart Month and National Nutrition Month in March, we wanted to bring to light the great impact healthy eating bring to our residents. To name a few, the benefits of farm-to-table […]

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Commonwealth Senior Living Receives National Award for Hydroponic Farm Program

Commonwealth Senior Living has received a 2020 Argentum Best of the Best Award for its innovative hydroponic farming program. The farming program, conducted in partnership with Charlottesville, Virginia-based Babylon Microfarm, is among the first of its kind in the senior living industry and is part of Commonwealth’s commitment to providing residents with fresh, locally-sourced vegetables […]

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Recipe by Chef Andre: Stuffed Chicken Breast

The holidays are a crazy time of year, and it’s easy to slip into unhealthy choices when you’re rushed for time. Luckily, our own Chef Andre Smith of Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester visited Virginia This Morning to show us all how to make a quick and healthy stuffed chicken breast. Download the recipe for yourself […]

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Recipe from Chef Andre: Autumn Salad

At Commonwealth Senior Living, we are proud to serve our residents nutritious, filling, and delicious meals made from locally-sourced ingredients.  We also know that caregivers need to take care of themselves by eating nutrient-dense foods, which will provide plenty of energy. No matter who you are, you can use a quick, easy, delicious meal like […]

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