Dinner at the Coop this spring was an extra special treat,
full of farm to table goodness!
We started out with a freshly picked mint tisane.
Served with our fresh homemade goat cheese and topped
with our own herb jelly.
We were having a bit of a heat wave, so we moved the dinner into
the back lawn where it is cooler, which ended up being a piece of wonderful providence.
The first course was fresh picked steamed artichokes served with garlic aioli and a chipotle hollandaise.
The second course was a fennel, citrus with avocado salad.
The fennel came straight out of our raised beds, citrus is at the
end of it's season, so we combined all the different types we had left:
Blood orange, navels and a grapefruit.
The combination of citrus gave a fabulous depth to the salad.
The third course was a pasta carbonara made from Hayden Flour Mill's,
locally grown heirloom Italian wheat flour and served up with our
fresh pasture raised organic eggs. It was delish...freshness is essential;
that makes all the difference.
Our fourth course was organic pasture raised roast chicken with root vegetables,
we not only raise the chicken organically but processed them too and the root veggies were
more BOHO home raised goodness.
The fifth and final course was a lemon olive oil cake topped
with our own homemade lemon brown sugar marmalade
and served with our own vanilla bean ice cream made
with eggs yolks from our happy hens.
Friends were made and our community grew.
people were inspired to grow their own food,
and that is why we do this...to inspire others that it can be done!
Food brings people together in a special way that nothing else can.
It builds our community and cements friendships together.
There was a lot of love in the kitchen.
My hubby/chef and sous chef Sloan both work in the financial industry by day
but by night they are creative cooks who love to feed people good food!
The lighting we install this fall made everything
glow a magical glow.
A delightful evening was had by all!
Wishing you a weekend full of family, friends and of course,
Again... a big Thank you to Karen Scheffe of Elan Photographie
for these amazing photographs!