Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Happening at Claire's and Around Hardwick

Spring Awakening! The Northern Vermont version - we’ve passed from the shortest, darkest, and coldest days. Daylight savings brings longer afternoons, rain washes away the accumulation of snow, and temperatures rise above freezing, even as we anticipate another few inches of snow.

From the Kitchen: What better way to celebrate the return of spring than with the season’s first bounty, the sap that comes from Maple trees as daytime temperatures rise above freezing. Boiled down into one of nature’s best elixirs, maple syrup from Caledonia Farms accompanies Steven’s light and creamy pancakes made with whole wheat flour and flavorful corn meal. Maybe he’ll add a hint of last season’s blueberries, put up for just this time of year when the start of the new whets our appetites for more. Reserve your table for Blunch from 11 to 3 every Sunday.

Thursday Music: A special night of music this Thursday, March 12, with Dave Keller, who’s most recent CD is entitled Play for Love. Enjoy Dave’s lyrical songwriting that is both personal and political, his much praised mastery of the guitar, and what the Montpelier Bridge called “The jewel: his voice.” Learn more about Dave at

Entrepreneurial Food: The Center for an Agricultural Economy and the Vermont Food Venture Center welcome those interested in the value-added or specialty food businesses to a two-part workshop at Greensboro’s Lakeview Inn on April 7 and 8. "Recipe to Market and Selling Skills for Food Entrepreneurs" features presentations on everything from product development to marketing and distribution strategies. Contact Monty Fischer or Hillary Hoffman at the Center to register or for further information: 802-472-5840 or

Special Note: Thank you to all our friends who came by for Kristina’s last night managing at Claire’s. We all wish her well and look forward to hearing her perform once again.

No comments: