Monday, May 31, 2010

Hay Fever, How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life

I love stories like this!
Thursday night at the New Canaan Library, 7:30pm we are hosting author Angela Miller of "Consider Bardwell Farms" cheese makers. She left her high powered NYC job to give the rural life in Vermont a try. What began as an innocent project to restore her new country home became a full-blown obsession that led to a successful artisanal cheese-making business. Still pursuing her NYC career she somehow balances this second "act" in life for a fulfilling culinary adventure.
Her cheeses are featured in the finest restaurants, including Daniel and The French Laundry.
Stop by for a glass of vino and a great tale!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

This weekend we will be celebrating Memorial Day across the USA. A day when we pay tribute to the men and women who serve or have served in our armed forces to keep our American ideals alive. Pick up some books that speak to these values.

"7 Events That Made America America and Proved That the Founding Father's Were Right All Along"
By Larry Schweikart

"A welcome, refreshing, and solid contribution to relearning what we have forgotten and remembering why this nation is good and worth defending." -National Review

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated - Jack E. Levin

“Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

A wonderful gift idea for graduates, friends, family! Inspirationing.

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest!!!!!!

Yahoo, tomorrow is the long awaited release of the third Stieg Larsson book,

"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." The Larsson trilogy is really an amazing series, "The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" was the first, followed by "The Girl Who Played With Fire." Not for the faint of heart, but if you are ready for a spine chilling ride with Lizbeth Salander set in Sweden start the trilogy or grab the newest. Why not create a Swedish cocktail hour with swedish meatballs and the newest drinks, "The Wasp" and "The Blomkvist"while pouring over the pages.

The Wasp

1oz. Smirnoff No 21 Vodka
1oz grapefruit juice
1 Teaspoon salt

In a shaker, add Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka and grapefruit juice. Stir and serve over ice in salt-rimmed glass.

The Blomkvist

1oz Jim Bean bourbon whiskey
6oz cream soda

Pour the Jim Beam bourbon whiskey into a highball glass almost filled with ice cubes. Add the cream soda, stir and serve.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Farmer's Voice Screening

Opps, I forgot to mention in my last blog the screening is at the New Canaan Library. 6:00pm Chat time with members of the New Canaan Farmer's market, screening at 7:00pm

New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street, New Canaan, Ct

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Screening of " The Farmer's Voice"

Great opportunity this Thursday, May 13 to see a screening of "The Farmer's Voice" a movie concerned with local farming, on both the commercial and personal level. Members of our local farmer's market will be on hand at 6:00pm for tastings and talk. Movie begins at 7:00pm. Free!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Great review of Sebastian Junger's "WAR."

I just read an excellent review of the latest Sebastian Junger book, "War." Check it out on The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson's new website/'s under the opinions section. Such a serious, sad reality, but deserving of our attention. These are the individuals we expect to protect, big job. My heart goes out to them.

Stop by for a copy of the book.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cool Mother's Day Jewelry Just Arrived!!

Just in time for Mother's Day we have some really great jewelry from Belart. They are a wonderful small Fair Trade company in Vermont and Columbia, SA. The bracelets are made from the seeds (huge) of the fruit of the elephant plant. It's referred to as the "new green ivory" renewable and sustainable. Leave the elephants to roam the plains.Lots of is just one.

You really do make a difference when you buy products that encourage positive global change...and Mom will love them too!! A win win for all.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day

I have been lucky enough to have had a terrific Mother as well as enjoy the good fortune to be a mother to three amazing daughters. This Mother's Day we have some excellent gift ideas, whether your Mom loves cooking, reading, decorating,business, gardening or just about anything else we have it! Check out some of our picks.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Bread, Bread, Bread

"52 Loaves, One Man's Relentless Pursuit of Truth, Meaning, and the Perfect Crust"

by William Alexander

Thursday May 6 @ 7:00pm at the New Canaan Library, 151 Main Street we will be hosting author William Alexander with his latest book "52 Loaves." What a fun idea for a book. The seach for the perfectly baked loaf of bread! Alexander is determined to bake the PERFECT loaf of bread. He decides to bake a peasant loaf from scratch every week for a year...he really means from scratch...growing, harvesting,winnowing, threshing and milling his own wheat! I'm exhausted already. What a wild man. You'll be sure to know lots about bread along with the funny stories that accompany this crazy adventure...Maybe he'll speak a little about his last book too."The $64 Tomato." Perfect for your spring planting.