Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Wednesday June 02, 2010

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Madeline Finnerty

Heirloom Meals Radio talks with Madeline Finnerty who shares with us the culinary traditions of 3 generations of women out of Stockbridge, MA. Her interview, memories and recipes truly embody what the Heirloom Meals project is all about as she takes us down food memory lane as a young girl growing up in an Irish/German family in the Berkshires where the power of observation effects her cooking style and know-how today. We will be positing visuals of Madeline's handwritten, heirloom recipes and hopefully some video of her in the kitchen. if you are local and listening, maybe your family story overlaps with Madeline's, in which case please please share! Did you buy fudge at the church bake sale or grow up on Goodrich street too? Let's try and piece together the local Heirloom Meals history of our hometown!

Tuesday June 01, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
Burtee, our Border Collie

What is black and white, has no tail, and is the king of 80 pasture and forest filled acres of land??
Burtee!
There is no doubt that Boulderwood wouldn't be the same without our miracle Border Collie.


When he was just a young pup he was run over by a car but was nursed back to health by mama Murko and papa Jim.  Now, at 5 years old, he welcomes every visitor with boisterous barks and a toothy smile (really!), enjoys hearty homemade turkey and sweet potato dog food, loves a good staring contest and, yes, boasts his own boulder!
There is one thing that Burtee might be longing for though.....sheep.  Sorry, Burt. As long as the coyotes are wandering the Berkshires, herding the humans and the chickens will have to suffice.


Thursday May 27, 2010

Heirloom Breeds & Seeds:
Local Ag Thursdays with Farmer Val

Every Thursday Farm Girl Farm intern, Valerie Anderson, will be joining the Heirloom Meals blog to share her food n' crop wisdom and connections so we can all be up to date on local Ag goings-on in the Berkshires.
(above: Val and her horse, Cherokee!) 
An organic farming major at the University of Florida, Val is hoping to become a soil conservationist so that communities around the world might be able to establish more eco-friendly crops and farming methodologies that are appropriate for their social, environmental and, perhaps, political circumstances.  She's got the brains, the humor, the drive and much much more so be sure to check in on Thursdays and every day!

The Main Event:
This Saturday, from 10 to 3 Farm Girl Farm will be having their annual seedling sale in Egremont MA so head on down and say hi to Farmer Val- she'll be workin' it!
http://farmgirlfarm.com/

Wednesday May 26, 2010

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Valerie Anderson Shares Her Swedish Recipes

This week on Heirloom Meals radio, WBCR-LP 97.7 FM Great Barrington, we interviewed the lively and assiduous Valerie Anderson. Faring from the University of Florida, Val joins us in the Berkshires for the summer after accepting a farming internship at Farm Girl Farm (http://farmgirlfarm.com) which she hopes will provide hands-on experience and knowledge to bring her closer to her dream- a career in soil conservation. So, not only is she committed to the intellectual and physical aspects of our food supply but also to maintaining an emotional and sensory relationship with the food heritage of her Swedish relatives!

Tuesday May 25, 2010

Life at Boulderwood:
Julia and Delilah, our Cows

 


Every Tuesday is going to be devoted to tales (and tails!) of our animal personalities here on Boulderwood Farm, the motherland of Heirloom Meals!  Today, Julia and Delilah, strike a pose while chillin’ in grass heaven, hopin’ to give a whole new meaning to grass-fed beef.  Looking good, ladies!
 
 
 

Thursday May 20, 2010

Heirloom Meals Radio:
Fabian Dominguez takes us on a Journey to Argentina

On May 19th Heirloom Meals radio interviewed Fabian Dominguez, a native Argentinian chef and food entrepreneur. His current passion and humble food philosophy stems from his exposure to the picturesque and family-centered culinary culture of Buenos Aires as well as the local flavors and spiritual lifestyles in the Berkshires. At the age of 12 he exclaimed to his mother that he was going to be a chef when he grew up, and it seems that a combination of extraordinary talent and fate has allowed him to realize not only a childhood dream but his current one of sharing his love and gratitude with those around him. Enjoy listening!

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