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Blog Archive: February 2013

Read what Monticello staff members and guest authors have to say about Jefferson, Monticello, and how they experience Jefferson's experiment every day.


Winter at Monticello brings with it a solitary, clear beauty, with vistas that stretch for miles. When the shutters weren’t closed to contain the warmth, family, guests, and enslaved servants might have admired the snowy views out of the numerous large windows, but this pleasure was certainly...More >>
Salad made from greens grown at Monticello awaits dressing
A classic viniagrette seems a likely staple at Monticello's table. From Dining at Monticello , edited by Damon Lee Fowler. Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons wine vinegar or tarragon wine vinegar salt whole black pepper in a pepper mill 6 - 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 cups mixed salad...More >>
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