Friday, September 25, 2009

The best 24 hours

Exactly 12 hours after having finished the 100 mile dinner I headed up to Dallas for some groceries and a little shopping. Another stop I made was a special treat for me at Williams and Sonoma and a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with Ruth Reichl from Gourmet Magazine. What a pleasure! My new friend Susie Machemehl sent me this great photo and at the end of her e-mail she wrote...

One shoe can change your life.

Love it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

3rd Annual 100 mile dinner

What a wonderful night! We were booked and everything was just beautiful! It is easy to prepare this kind of meal when the freshest of local foods does all the work for you!

The menu included Red wine vinegar pickles with local salt, A tasting of Goat cheeses from Latte da Dairy and Dallas Mozzarella Company, Bibb lettuce salad with sprouts and hard boiled egg, Fresh Tomato Blt Salad with hot bacon dressing, Pineapple sage and Pear roasted Ham, Pork Loin, Sweet Potato fries, Butternut squash with brown butter and sage, Purple Hull peas, Stewed okra and tomatoes, Rosemary Roast Beef and potatoes Lyonnaise, Poblano Roasted Chicken and Blueberry pecan Crisp with Cantaloupe Lavender Sorbet and much, much more!

My goal for next year is to incorporate more wild foods.There are still those elusive morels in Sherman Gainsville area and maybe some more sunchokes and yucca shoots and burdock or poke salad....Maybe the Spring will bring us some luck for these wild foods of North Texas.

If you missed it, be sure to sign up early for the next one, we were booked for this one!


Sunday, September 20, 2009

100 mile Food Event

Come join us at 6:30 pm Tuesday night for our 3rd annual 100 mile dinner! This is a special event hosted by Hannah's off the Square celebrating our North Texas abundance of regional foods. Let us show you how easy it is to eat locally and better than you ever thought you could! Everything on the table for this special dinner was GROWN or RAISED within 100 miles of Denton.

What you can expect to see at Tuesday's Dinner includes but is not limited to:
Red wine Braised Beef with chargrilled onions, Smoked Pork Ham with Pineapple sage, Poblano Pesto roasted Chicken, Spaghetti squash and butternut squash gratin, Purple Hull peas with snaps, stewed okra and tomatoes, Bibb lettuce salad with Red wine vinaigrette, Local eggs, pickles, Honey poached pears, Watermelon feta salad, Cool roasted Shiitake mushrooms, Local Cheese Course, Lavender Cantaloupe Sorbet.... and much more!

Space is limited and we will have local wines on hand as well! 75 dollars per person...What a deal!

Many Thanks to this years Farmers and Suppliers...
Dominion Farms
Brushy Creek Winery
Texas Organic Mushrooms
Wolf Creek Farms
Cardo's Sprout Farm
Charlie's of Texas
Susan Hastings and Mike White of Texas Pure Honey
Ken's Produce
Denton County Farmer's Market
Dallas Farmer's Market
Mckinney Farmers Market
Dallas Mozzarrella Company
Latte Da Dairy in Flower Mound
and every small farmer in the city of Denton who has contributed to this lovely dinner...Thank you!
Texas Olive Ranch
Grand Saline Natural salt