Last month we had a delightful meeting talking about Farm City by Novella Carpenter. A lot of people are really interested in raising some of their own food. We talked about what we have been most excited to grow. Artichokes, potatoes, mushrooms, raspberries and other foodstuff was very popular. Some of us are happy with a few containers of tomatoes, but others have loftier ambitions and want chickens, bees and full herb gardens. What do you hope to grow or raise?
Our feast included:
Turkey and squash, plus peach cobbler, and salami and cheese from Heather.
Greens with ham from Katie.
Homemade corn muffins made from scratch by me.
Bacon and egg quiche by Karen.
Salad with custom dressing from Debby.
Wild duck (freshly hunted by her husband!) and orzo from Julie.
Potatoes wrapped in bacon by Sonja.
This last dish came from Martha Stewart's Everyday Food magazine, which Sonja got from her mother as a present. We passed it around and admired how it was both practical, tasty looking and unpretentious. I know I'll be checking this magazine (and the book) out from the library, and exploring the website, too!
Our February meeting was scheduled on Valentines Day, but apparently people have plans that night? So by popular demand, we will be having our next meeting on Tuesday February 15th, 2011, 6:30-8:30. The theme is Mexican Cookbooks. Bring your favorites, or check out a few from the library to explore, then cook a dish to share. We will discuss what we feel works best in these cookbooks, special features to look for, etc...
Looking forward to seeing you there!