Halloween is over. the clocks have been changed, the turkeys have been cooked. The holidays are upon us. No matter how you celebrate, food is involved. It is my favorite time of year. This statement always gets a passionate response. Either lots of groans and “Not Me!” or smiles and clapping. So much to do, so much money spent, so many commitments to complete. I love it all, the parties, the food, all the family ! Call me crazy but I like the challenge.
I like inviting people in to my home, all decorated and guest ready. Of course I love feeding people, it’s why my second career is being a chef.
We are busy in the restaurant this time of year. Lots of corporate catering but we also provide orders for pick up for home parties or dinners. This service is becoming more popular every year. So if you are groaning and overwhelmed, call us. We can help you. Ask for me, I will be the one humming Christmas Carols.
As I write this the air is crisp (finally!!), the leaves are just beginning to change and I am thinking about all the delicious food to come. You will notice that our menu changes with the seasons.I can’t help myself, I love to cook with the freshest, best ingredients available.
I started with Pumpkin Cider Bisque last week and will continue to add new menu items with fresh seasonal ingredients. Stuffed Acorn Squash, Beef Stew, different kinds of chili, but don’t worry, we will still have lots of salad choices with new seasonal dressings because healthy choices are just as important ! Like one of our specials and want the recipe ? Just ask, I am always happy to share.
Inspiration is everywhere ! People ask me all the time, where do I get my ideas ? Often I can tell them more often I’m not sure myself.
Fall is especially inspiring to me. I love it! Growing up in Vermont, I had a front seat to all the beauty and magic.
I know that Pumpkin is the flavor of the moment and I get it. I’m even thinking Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup. But there is so much more to this season. Apples, Cider, Squash, Maple, so much inspiration ! So take a look at our specials in the next month or two and enjoy the flavors of fall. Feel free to comment or request something that inspires you.
Here is where it all begins. This is the place to come for recipes, updates, new ideas, menus all the things that we do in the kitchen. Check in here to learn about what goes on behind the scenes, grab a recipe or two, comment on what you like or what you would like to change.
I will try to be consistent and update this blog twice a month. But I make no promises ! Life often gets in the way of our best plans.
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