Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Friday November 19, 2010

Carole’s Concoctions:
Turkey Talk

Wow, Thanksgiving is less than a week away and I am now just beginning to think about my menu.  In many ways, cooking a meal for friends and family is a snap compared to preparing for 8 video shoots or catering a party for 125 people.  In fact, I think it might be down right relaxing - how about that!!

Here's my menu:
15-18 lb turkey to insure LEFTOVERS!!
Italian Sausage and Bread stuffing
Wild rice stuffing for my love, Jim
Roasted Brussel sprouts
Whipped Potatoes and Celeriac
Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallow Topping a la Matt
Caramelized shallots a la Paul Finnerty
Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry Raisin Pie a la Paul
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving 2009 - Meredith and Me

Thursday November 18, 2010

Heirloom Breeds & Seeds:
Berkshire Grown’s Holiday Farmers’ Market

...should not be missed!!


Vendors at the Great Barrington market include Allium Restaurant + Bar, Asia Luna, Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Berkshire Orchids, Berkshire Organics, Berkshire Wildflower Honey, Cedar Farm, Consider Bardwell Farm, Cricket Creek Farm, Earthborn Garden, Farm Country Soup, Farm Girl Farm, Farm House Bakers, Foggy River Farm, Good Dogs Farm, GooGoo Gourmet, Indian Line Farm, Jaeschke’s Orchard, Justamere Farm, Klara’s Gourmet Cookies, Leahey Farm, Lorna Herbals, Maiden Flower Farm, Markristo Farm, Mayflower Farm, Maynard Farms, Moon in the Pond Farm, North Plain Farm, Ooma Tesoro, Shaker Mountain Canning Company, Taft Farms and Zehr & Sons Mushrooms. Berkshire Grown will also be present.


WHEN: Holiday Farmers’ Markets will take place at the Williams College Field House on Latham Street in Williamstown (10 am – 2 pm) and the Searles School Gymnasium on Bridge Street in Great Barrington (9 am – 1pm.) PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION FOR THE GREAT BARRINGTON MARKET.

Wednesday November 17, 2010

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Julia Usher’s Journey to Cookie Swapping!

Sometimes the pull of the kitchen, the love and memories of one’s childhood, and a desire to do what you love is so strong that it lures you away from a successful career, complete with graduate degrees and status. I write these words, not about me BUT of Julia Usher, baker and author of Cookie Swap.
 
Spend an hour hearing Julia share her story....how the influences of her Mom, grandmother and great grandmother, and of her Dad’s work ethic, all combine to provide Julia with a varied and interesting life full of family, cooking, education, engineering, consulting, wedding cake making and now inspiring others to bake and share through her gorgeous book, Cookie Swap.
You can buy the book on Julia’s website www.juliausher.com. I can’t wait to have a cookie swap party!! Thank you Julia and I look forward to your cake and cookie decorating book.

Monday November 15, 2010

Ms Murky Mondays:
Lights, Camera, Action

Kitchen transformed into a set to shoot 8 videos for Liberty Mutual - making heirloom recipes diabetic friendly.  We are rolling.  Four videos on Monday,  four on Tuesday.  And, guess what?  The recipes are delicious and healthy!!  What a concept.


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