Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Sunday November 13, 2011

Heirloom Meals’ Thanksgiving Information

To make comments and share memories on our Heirloom Meals' Thanksgiving Community Page, click HERE.

For a list of our Premiere Screenings, click HERE.

For a list of where and when the show is airing, click HERE.

For a list and links to our sponsors, click HERE.

For Show Recipes, click HERE.

For more information on the guests on the show, click HERE.

Thursday November 10, 2011

Ms Murky Mondays:
Hearst and Sears/K-Mart

In the spirit of thanks, and, in particular, thanking my sponsors, this week's post is dedicated to Hearst and Sears/K-Mart. They go hand in had because Sears and K-Mart are the exclusive retailers of the Country Living Magazine branded product.  And, as you may figure - Country Living is one of the Hearst Magazine titles!  Country Living is one of my favorite magazines because it provides great inspiration and tips for creating an inspirational country and heirloom look.  In fact, the tabletop that is shown in the special has many of the Country Living products - the table cloth, plates, napkins and many of the serving pieces including the chicken butter dish, and gravy boat.

Thank you for your lovely magazine and for creating and selling affordable products to create an heirloom tabletop look!

Sunday November 06, 2011

Life at Boulderwood:
Personal Spring

One may think that I am lucky to live at Boulderwood, but I think I know someone just as lucky - my love dog, Burt!

Here he is drinking from the spring at our back door - could it get any better than that?  When he's thirsty he asks to go outside for a drink - pretty darn cool!!

Saturday November 05, 2011

Premiere Screenings of Heirloom Meals’ Thanksgiving

NYC: Saturday, November 12 – 1-3PM, in NYC
Anthology Film Archives (in Soho)

Boston: Monday, November 14, 5:30-8PM
Harvard Law School (how cool!)

Pelham, NY: Wednesday, November 16 - 7-9 PM
Pelham Picture House

Stockbridge, MA: Friday,  November 18 , 6-8PM
Norman Rockwell Museum!

Email us if you would like to attend one or more and we'll send you the invitation!

Wednesday November 02, 2011

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Sherri Brooks Vinton

With the following dedication in her book, Put 'em Up: "For all of the home cooks who nourish family and friends, culture, and tradition," you can see why I wanted to interview Sherri on my radio show.  Sherri dispells myths about the water bath canning method and also shares that there are many ways of preserving your harvest - freezing, stringing hot peppers, fermenting and canning.  Her book is approachable, easy to follow and full of great recipes.

I am about to make a few jars of her Apple Chutney for holiday gifts.  Sherri tells me it will be a HUGE hit!!  I'll blog about it soon!

Listen to her interview here - so fun!

Wednesday November 02, 2011

Ms Murky Mondays:
Stonyfield Organic Oikos Yogurt

In the spirit of giving thanks for my sponsors - this week the focus is on Stonyfield.

I'll never forget when I first moved to Boston in February 1991, one of the highlights of my new city was discovering Bread and Circus.  Bread and Circus was acquired by Whole Foods but was essentially a precursor to Whole Foods.  And, one of my favorite foods that I discovered at Bread and Circus was Stonyfield Farm Yogurt from Londonderry, NH. I thought is was so cool to buy a "local" yogurt vs a big brand and it tasted so much richer and delicious.

So, you cannot even imagine the joy that I experienced when they agreed to be a sponsor.

Allow me to list some of the reasons I love Stonyfield and Gary Hirshberg:

The obvious - their delicious, organic yogurt.
Gary's book - specifically his commitment to the mission and his views on sustainability and stewardship of our planet.
Stonyfield's role and message in Food, Inc.
Stonyfield's  Greener Cow Project.

Stonyfield's philosophy and message resonate with me.  Here it is:

" We were on a mission to make the planet healthier even before we were making yogurt. Today, we make it our mission to work towards all sorts of healthy.

Our mission: We’re committed to healthy food, healthy people, a healthy planet and healthy business.

Healthy food. We will craft and offer the most delicious and nourishing organic yogurts and dairy products.
Healthy people. We will enhance the health and well-being of our consumers and colleagues.
Healthy planet. We will help protect and restore the planet and promote the viability of family farms.
Healthy business. We will prove that healthy profits and a healthy planet are not in conflict and that, in fact, dedication to health and sustainability enhances shareholder value. We believe that business must lead the way to a more sustainable future.

THANK YOU STONYFIELD for all that you do!!  And, in particular for all my friends fighting breast cancer:

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