After months of harvesting, drying & preserving the garden output; planning, tasting & developing recipes; dreaming up & revising menus, I’m ready on this last day of 2010 to roll out my limited subscription series of menus, recipes & Open View concoctions! I’m excited to offer our jellies & elixirs, dried herbs & peppers alongside recipes, menus, and tips and lessons for gardener and cook.
And just what do I have planned?
You can choose from one to six menus designed around Open View’s garden and kitchen, menus such as Woodland Feast and Moroccan Memories created to open and please palates, to give those of you interested a chance to taste the concoctions I make from our fruits and berries, vegetables and herbs, and to anchor those products within a meal that calls for celebration. On any of the dates listed on the flyer, I will deliver (if you’re in Addison County, Vermont) or send a detailed menu and recipes with special tips and lessons I’ve learned along the way. I’ll include tips for growing ingredients and preserving them. Each menu’s recipes will arrive with two-four Open View Gardens ingredients/elixirs/concoctions ranging from dried herbs & peppers to jellies to to spiced fruit and ideas for using them beyond that menu.
I also offer lessons in putting up your garden bounty and in cooking the menus offered.
The number of subscriptions available has to do with the output of the 2010 garden and kitchen–some of the menus are quite limited in availability. One is available locally, only, due to the frozen nature of one key ingredient. So, if you’re interested, do sign up soon!
And do let me know what you think!
UPDATE (1/1/11): I’ve already received some incredibly helpful feedback (and enrollments!) in the first 24 hours. I have thus tried to clarify the language around the lessons (and added the option of a reduced rate on a group class). My vegetarian friends wish I had moved more in a non-meat direction. I have lots of ideas about ways to create equally delicious menus with nary a scrap of meat for the three menus without vegetarian main courses, so let me know if you’re interested.
Would you like to enroll and receive one menu? Two? All six? If so, fill out the following form, including delivery dates. If you would prefer to contact me via email to enroll or with questions, contact me at email@example.com. And do let me know if you have questions and requests!