Sunday, January 24, 2010
Local Food: Who would think of frying wheatberries? Steven takes the nutty grain from Butterworks Farm, mixes it with leeks, mushrooms and Grafton cheddar cheese, then fries each dollop of the mixture to crispy perfection. Steven's meaty version is served with zesty sauerkraut from Flack Valley Farm, pulled pork and bacon sauce, so the smoky flavors blend tantalizingly with the earthy and crunchy wheatberries. The spicy and creamy mustard whipped cream is an added bonus that completes this winter dish. Vegetarians can always request a serving without meat designed just for them.
Music Notes: Katie Trautz joins us this Thursday, January 21st at 7:30 with her banjo, fiddle and guitar. Listen to a preview of Katie's old-time inspired originals, layered with harmonies and haunting melodies, online.
Around the Galaxy: Clean Food continues to garner great reviews, and Galaxy has plenty in stock. Besides being a cookbook, Clean Food is a guide to eating closer to the source and benefiting from the rich nutrition available in the freshest, in-season ingredients. Pick up a copy online or in person.
Local Art: Look for Elizabeth Nelson's Vermont landscape artwork this week. For more information on the Glover artist, visit her website. Please join us for an artist reception on Tuesday, February 9th from 4-6pm.
Local Events: Over 700 entrants are expected at the 29th Annual Craftsbury Ski Marathon and Tour this Saturday the 30th. The race begins at 9:00, while those interested in skiing at a more leisurely pace will begin at 9:30. The tourers will have the opportunity to visit food stations along the way, including ours where they will sample Steven's hearty squash and apple soup during the tour. Stop by the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to support your friends and neighbors.
The Jeudevine Library will show the recent Emeril Green episode featuring Hardwick area farms and businesses on Saturday, January 30th at 3:00. Call 472-5948 for more information.
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