I also had my last Farm to Table class at Howell's MainStreet Winery last Sunday too - here's a few pics too. What was on the menu? How does.....Farmers Market Frittata....Maple Custard Creme Brulee French Toast....Lamb and Chicken Kofta...Syrian Bread....Tzatziki Sauce....Mediterranean Salsa....Butternut and Friends Soup....Carbonara Primavera....Michigan Lake Trout Tacos with Orange Marmalade Habanero Sauce....Spicy Sausage, Apple and Onion Fall Harvest Pizza...Savory Sage and Rosemary Squash....Rustic Apple Tarts....Dolci Momenti Moscato and Spiced Cider Sorbet....Whew!
Fortunately, it was a big group effort with a wonderful group of chefs!
|Selecting the butternut squash for our soup - we learned to look for light|
green markings on the stem ends of the squash to ensure they are ripe.
|A lesson from Renee, who owns and operates|
Doc May's farm south of Howell.
|Thank you, 1st National Bank! You|
are a wonderful downtown business
|A perfect market morning!|
|Picking up fresh ground chicken for Kofta - Adam, form Great Lakes|
is always entertaining and glad to have us stop by! GREAT meats
and....they have REAL LIVE BUTCHERS!!!
|The class is hearing about some of the other things, including spices|
and exotic meats that Great Lakes has to offer.
|This cabbage made it's way into our|
Michigan Lake Trout Fish Tacos!
|Brussels Sprouts - on the stalk = freakishly cool!|
|October is definitely squash season - GREAT offerings from Wilczewski|
Farms - on Hughes Road in Howell - outstanding selection.
|Giamongous rutabaga! There was one even bigger,|
but I couldn't lift it!!!
|Kale umbrella - you know, just in case it rains balsamic vinaigrette!!!|
|Farmers markets aren't just for edibles - this time of|
year the decorations are gorgeous too!
|We got a lesson on lemongrass and kinchee - daikon and Chinese|
cabbage - I had to admit, it was even better than mine.
|Big Will's produce stand is always a crowd favorite - he also|
brings in Amish goods and the best hand churned butter - we
had the butter and his sweet potatoes in many
|Big Will's - we will miss you!|
|With 25 people in our Farm to Table class - EVERYBODY has|
to pitch in and schlepp our goodies back to the winery!
|A pepper lesson from Lori and Ed - local farmer friends.|
|This was the third year that Linda has joined us for|
a Farm to Table class - which is a big deal since she's
from Boston!!! xoxoxo
|There are LOTS of honeys in this picture!!! Those two|
lovebirds just got engaged!
|Miss Kim's orange marmalade - debuted at the market as a cottage|
industry business - and she's going commercial in two weeks! Yay
to Michigan for supporting the cottage industries!
|Grainger's - a Howell tradition!|
|We also bought broccoli here - sooooooo good.|
|And we're schlepping! The three blocks is longer on the way back to the winery|
with heavy bags!!!
|Didn't I say it was a perfect day for the market?|
|A great day for friends......|
|....and family - thank you for joining us again! xoxo|
|Our Rustic Apple Tart Goddesses!|
|Somebody was back from the Disney Wine and Food Festival!|
|They can cook as good as they look too! So much fun|
with this group - loved having you!
|The Spicy Sausage, Apple and Onion Fall Harvest Pizza was a huge hit!|
These lovely ladies are kitchen wizards - and dear friends to boot....xoxo
|Mike and Lori - keeping it all going - Mike had the best job - pouring the wine!|
|Our hostess - Sandy, who makes magic happen at Howell's|
MainStreet Winery - the most beautiful, delicious and relaxing store.
But not on Farm to Table day - then it's Thanksgiving at Grandma's!!
|Beautiful = and these two beauties loved the Moscato Sorbet - good thing|
because we had to cleanse their palates good!
|The Savory Sage and Rosemary squash was a huge hit - we used|
delicata today, but this recipe can be made with any fall squash.
|Mediterranean Salsa and Tzatziki sauce - perfect on|
our lamb and chicken Kofta
|Indeed! So delicoius.|
|Kimchee - daikon on the left, cabbage on the right.|
|Judy too! Butternut and Friends -|
definitely a crowd favorite!
|Fresh veggie carbonara with Turk Farms duck eggs.|
|Delicata - savory style|
|Kofta - mmmmm good@|
|Spicy sausage, apple and onion fall harvest pizza|
|Finally! Time for our family supper - and perhaps a nap?|
What a wonderful finish to a wonderful market season - May can't come early enough for me!
In the meantime - see you at the Howell Opera House Indoor Market every other Sunday starting November 2 - see you there!