Monday, August 29, 2011

Yes We Can

Local Food: While there's nothing like a tomato pulled right from the vine at the peak of summer, canning draws out the subtle flavors of the fruit with a unique complexity provided in the preparation. Steven starts with Roma tomatoes, which he gets from Pete, because they are an especially good canning tomato due to the small amount of seeds. He roasts them along with canola oil from Maine Natural Oils. The oil is made exclusively from Maine crops, and is added to the tomatoes to keep them moist and provide a bit of flavor. A touch of thyme is also included. Come winter, these tomatoes will provide a welcome burst of flavor in soups and sauces.

We are thankful we made it through Sunday's storm unscathed, and send good thoughts to our friends working to put things back together.

At the Bar: Stop by for our Sunday and Monday drink specials. This Sunday, September 4 we offer a $2.50 pint of Otter Creek Black IPA, a $4 glass of Boyden Valley Seyval Blanc or Big Barn Red. The Blackberry Gimlet is $5.

Around the Galaxy:Willard Sterne Randall, Distinguished Scholar in History at Champlain College and Pulitzer Nominee, presents his new biography of Ethan Allen at 6PM on Tuesday. Please note the earlier time and join us at Galaxy for a new look at the life and times of a Vermont legend.

Music Notes:Bluegrass/country band Honest Thieves join us Thursday, September 1 at 7:30. Come out and support Vermont music!

Local Events: Mark your calendar for the Fermentation Festival on Sunday, September 11 at Wheelock Mountain Farm in Greensboro from 10-4. Workshops will focus on the fantastic foods that can be created and preserved through the art of fermentation. Learn how to make pickles, kimchi, yogurt, cheese, sauerkraut and more. For more information call the Swap Sisters at 533-2296 or email swapsisters@gmail.com.

Reminders: We appreciate it when you use cash or a check - credit card companies charge us a fee that really adds up.

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