Monday, December 12, 2011

December 5, 2011

  • Tomato Bisque with Potato & Cream
  • Sausage & Red Beans
  • Minestrone Kitchen Sink! + Chicken Stock
  • Sourdough Crostini (Cheddar Cheese)
  • HM Mashed Potatoes & Sour Cream
  • Roasted Local Turnips, Beets, Onions, Carrots; Oliva Bella Oil, Rosemary, Salt, Pepper
  • Cranberry Sweet Potato bake (w/Walnuts)
  • Vegan Cornbread (Cornmeal, Water, Grapeseed Oil, Baking Powder, Salt)
  • Traditional Cornbread w/Bacon Grease
  • Cinnamon Honey Rolls With Pecans (and Local Honey!)
  • Oatmeal Cookies w/Walnuts & Cranberries
  • Jack's Mother's Christmas Cookies: Candied Fruit, Walnuts, Dates, Dark Chocolate Chips

Monday, December 5, 2011

November 28, 2011

A small warm group, with the perfect food combination:

  • Chicken Vegetable Soup
  • Chili
  • Salad: Apples, Feta, Pepitas
  • Salad with everything
  • All Corn Muffins Vegetarian, contain dairy, gluten, sugar, corn

Bonus warmth: one friend delivered a hand-made quilt to another friend. So beautiful!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Most of November, 2011


November swept through Cornbread Supper with an amazing set of warm Mondays. Or perhaps not so amazing, given how fast our planet is warming. Part of the reason for Cornbread Supper's being is to connect and encourage, to build on our natural sense of community and our interest in belonging to each other, to our place. So even in the face of global warming, which feels a lot more pleasant in November than in August, we gather on Monday nights for conviviality, conversation, food, drink, and friendship. November's meals merged together in the pile waiting for entry, so we'll merge November 17, 21, and 28 here as well.

  • Quinoa Chickpea + Sweet Corn Salad 
  • Local Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary & Oil from Oliva Bella 
  • Farmers Market Kale and Bacon 
  • Sweet Potatoes w/Sorghum 
  • Brussels & Parm 
  • Granny Smith Apple Pie 
  • Banana Cake 
  • Four cornbreads: No Bacon/No Heat, Bacon/No Heat, No Bacon/Fourth Street Heat, Bacon/Fourth Street Heat 
  • Vanilla-Fourth Street Meyer lemon Sour Cream Ice Cream 
  • Sorghum Caramel Syrup, a la Ouita Michel 
  • Gingerbread 
  • Pumpkin Sorghum Spice Ice Cream w/Crystallized Ginger Add-ins 
  • Chicken Noodle Soup 
  • Spoonbread: Weisenberger Unbolted White Cornmeal, Elmwood Stock Farm Eggs, 3 milks/half&half, local, Dean's, Chaney; Organic Valley Butter 
  • Potato Salad Slaw w/Ouita's Sorghum/Bourbon Dressing 
  • Chickpea & Arugula Salad 
  • Baked Reed Valley Granny Smith Apples w/Almonds, Cranberries, Butter, Crystallized Ginger, Sorghum 
  • Gumbo Z'herbes 
  • Chard/Kale/Collards
  • Quinoa Caviar (Eggplant, Cilantro, Parsley)
  • Chili
  • Chicken Soup
  • Salad, Apples, Feta, Pepitas
  • Janice Kay's Corn Muffins (with a few modifications)
  • Salad with Everything

Sunday, November 13, 2011

November 7, 2011

What a big, beautiful, warm, delicious Supper this was! Perhaps everyone brought fine, strengthening food in anticipation of Election Day on Tuesday.

  • Pumpkin Soup & Corn + Chickpeas Beef, etc. 
  • Boone Creek Creamery | Yellow = Kentucky Derby; White = Blueberry Stilton 
  • Sweet Potato Peanut Strudel 
  • Kale & Feta Salad 
  • Local Roasted Beets, Turnips, Sweet Potato, Onion, Garlic Herbs, Oil from Oliva Bella, Salt & Pepper 
  • Sadistic Slaw 
  • Boiled Peanuts (from the London Ferrell Community Garden) 
  • Roasted Things (Turnips, Onions, Potatoes, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper) 
  • Husk Restaurant Recipe Cornbread 
  • Husk Restaurant Recipe Cornbread with added HEAT 
  • Plain Vegetarian Cornbread 
  • Pumpkin Pie 
  • Whipped Cream 
  • Meyer Lemon-Vanilla Cheesecake Ice Cream

October 31, 2011

For this Halloween edition, we had a small group of hungry people, including a miniature, convincing Princess Leah, Harry Potter, and a magician. At the door, during supper, a few more spooks showed up, seeking sweetness, which was happily supplied.

We ate:
  • Whole Wheat Rolls, Weisenberger Mills
  • Mixed Greens w/Onion & Bacon
  • Cranberry Pie: Cranberries, Walnuts, BUTTER, Flour, Sugar, Eggs
  • Local Beets, Turnips, Sweet Potato, Onion, Rosemary, Sage, Mushroom, Black Radish | Olive oil from Oliva Bella | Salt and Pepper
  • Traditional Black Skillet Cornbread

Thursday, October 27, 2011

October 3, 2011

We loved having the "carryovers" from a friend's grand retirement party!
  • 4th St. Tomato & Herb Salad
  • Tuscan Bean Salad with Parm & Maybe a tad bit too much garlic
  • Mixed greens w/beries, walnuts, & feta
  • Gumbo
  • White chili w/chicken
  • All cornbread tonight contains bacon | Smoky Bacon Cornbread | The Husk Restaurant Recipe (Charleston, SC)

October 10, 2011

Sadly, so far we have misplaced the photos from this fine evening. One big event: two people who went to junior high school together in Cleveland, one a Lexingtonian and one a visitor to Lexington, reunited, to their mutual amazement.
  • Rice & Turkey Sausage & Basil
  • Pasta with Pesto
  • Fresh salsa (spicy)
  • Lima Beans, Sage, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper
  • Spicy Pasta Salad - African spices
  • Curried Squash Soup - yum!
  • Local Pepper (Custard) Cornbread, vegetarian | Poblano/hotter on left | Not hot on right

October 24, 2011

  • Paige Prewitt's Spaghetti Squash w/Pesto (Blue Moon basil, Campsie garlic, Coop walnuts) | Vegetarian | Contains nuts
  • Veg. chili / Tomato Bisque w/ Curry
  • Not Your Mother's Waldorf
  • Extra Crispy Roasted Sweet Potato, Beets, Black Radish, Onion, Garlic | Oliva Bella Oil, Salt & Pepper, Rosemary, Sage
  • Brussels & Bacon
  • Turnip Gratin
  • Home Grown Peppers, mostly mild varieties | Please take home.
  • Beets, sugar & vinegar
  • Turkish Lentil Soup (vegex) (egg)
  • Coconut Cornbread, vegetarian, gluten free, lots of coconut
  • Mary Porter Pie from Stella's
  • Organic Whipped Cream & Fruit Salad

October 17, 2011

  • Local roasted turnips, beets, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, Oliva Bella oil, salt & Pepper
  • Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread, Weisenberger Mills flour
  • Pumpkin bread
  • Tuscan bean
  • Not your grandma's Waldorf
  • Beet salad with cilantro & lime
  • Sweet pepper potato salad (Three Springs Farms veggies)
  • Czech peasant bread
  • Black Bean Soup: Chicken Broth
  • Traditional Kentucky Cornbread | Bacon Fat | No gluten
  • Vegetarian Cornbread | no gluten | a little sweet

Monday, September 26, 2011

September 26, 2011


On a delightful just warm-enough night, after storms and rain, people sat on the front porch in droves, and kids played in the street and around the house, running, running.


The food was so fall-like, rich and savory and still lightened by many fresh vegetables and fruits.
  • Apple cabbage slaw with Asian dressing
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil. Oil from Oliva Bella. Various salt, pepper, vinegar.
  • Chili w/beef
  • Baba Ghanoush—London Ferrell Eggplant
  • Beet Salad
  • Pretzel Bites. Herb Greek Yogurt Dip
  • Smashed potatoes w/basil pesto
  • Honey Cornmeal Rounds
  • Fall veggie bake: Spaghetti squash, roast tomatoes, onions, garlic, sweet peppers. Vegetarian.



One food ID slip, discovered outside, along with some stuffed animals and other evidence of children at play, reads:

choclltt
Mellc!!
10002¢!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Summer 2011

It's hard to say what happened to the summer of 2011, or at least to the detailed records of each Cornbread Supper. One thing that happened was that your note taker became preoccupied with a forthcoming book.

Then there was a certain vacation. Cornbread Supper took place without a note taker by the wonderful graces of Cornbread Angels. People ate in a graveyard, romped on a goat farm, returned to the graveyard, injured no pictures. No food lists.

So now we do what we do in these situations. What we do now is make one giant post with one giant list and good pictures. It's all Cornbread Suppers, and it's all good.

We can say for sure that these foods were at the September 19 Supper:

  • Polenta: Tomato, basil, cheese, eggs, etc.
  • Jalapeño Cornbread: Local flour, jalapeños
  • Local roasted beets, potatoes, mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, Oliva Bella Oil
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa w/Roasted Chiles (mild)
  • Pastry with Pepper Jack Cheese (and apple slices)
  • Beets, fennel, and apple, and pomegranate w/curry ginger dressing
  • Potato Soup
  • Seafood Paella
  • Porky Bits Savory Cornbread, no gluten
  • Hot (Adobo chiles) Porky Bits Savory Cornbread, no gluten
  • Sweet Honey Buttermilk Muffins; vegetarian, contains gluten
  • Chocolate Almond Tapioca Pudding; gluten free, contains eggs, dairy, cocoa

And that these were on the table sometime earlier in the summer:

  • Summer pasta, basil, tomatoes, olive oil, feta
  • Local corn
  • Watermelon and tomato, feta, balsamic, mint, dill and basil
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, Oliva Bella oil, salt and pepper
  • Local corn-some spice, some lime, some cilantro
  • " Redneck Caviar": garden tomatoes, tomatilloes, cilantro, Iowa corn, Kroger beans
  • Tomato pie
  • (Northern) corn muffins with bacon, corn, onions; contain blauer and sugar
  • (Northern) vegetarian corn muffins; contain flour and sugar
  • Pulled pork with "medium" sauce and buns
  • Watermelon gazpacho
  • Veggie rice
  • Local okra curry
  • Veggies with Pesto (may have hot peppers)
  • Spaghetti with Pesto
  • Non vegetarian beans
  • Parmesan
  • Cabbage salad with spiced garbanzos
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, oil from Oliva Bella, various vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Fresh corn pudding, vegetarian, gluten free
  • Pickled Grapes
  • Unfettered tomatoes
  • Cornbread
  • Sugar cookies
  • Apple crumble, very local (neighborhood apple tree)  

September 5, 2011

The small Labor Day crowd brought a lot of intensity and excitement to this holiday edition of cornbread suppers.  They also brought amazing food and drink.  We captured some of it on the little white the description slips.

  • Roasted broccoli
  • Black beans and rice, vegetarian
  • Spicy potato mash, vegetarian, mild
  • Country style Campsie beans (not vegetarian)
  • Campsie beans vinaigrette (vegetarian)
  • Potato salad
  • Massaged table, mango, line, honey
  • White beans, carrots, celery, country ham, bay leaf, pepper, salt; has salt pork
  • Cornbread casserole: Weisenberger corn meal, Elmwood gift eggs, Kentucky buttermilk and cottage cheese, tapioca flour, brown rice flour, leavenings/salt, onions, chives, corn, tomatoes, green onions

August 15, 2011

  • Local tomatoes, beans, basil, Oliva Bella olive oil, assorted salt and pepper, vinegar
  • Sweet potatoes, Lima, cilantro, cumin, Cayenne, Chile, and sea salt, oil
  • Gorgonzola cheese, kalamata olives, pecans, garlic, olive oil
  • Red lentil curry (vegan)
  • Pasta salad: local garden veggies and black beans
  • Pork!  Cubano style
  • Israeli perl couscous, apples, corn, top with feta and or pine nuts
  • Challah (Jewish egg bread) wise and burger local flower
  • Hyper local beet greens sautéed in olive oil with sea salt and that's all
  • Fine Cooking Magazine's Perfect Buttermilk Cornbread: slightly sweet, contains flour and dairy.  Vegetarian/not vegan
  • Bacon grease/traditional Kentucky black skillet/hot water cornbread.  No gluten or sugar.  Not vegetarian, not vegan

August 29. 2011

  • Massaged kale with mango: lime, honey, pepper, oil, and maybe a tad bit too much sea salt
  • Frittata -Johnson Avenue eggs and veggies
  • Rice pudding lactose free
  • Local beans, tomatoes, basil, olive oil from Oliva Bella, various salt, pepper, balsamic
  • Campsie Yellow beans vinaigrette
  • Eden's Gate CSA squash in " happy pig" fat with Parmesan
  • Slightly sweet corn bread, gluten free, contains dairy and vegetarian
  • Zucchini tomato casserole

July 11, 2011

  • Pickled cucumbers
  • Lemon hummus :->
  • Local tomatoes, beans, basil, olive oil from Oliva Bella, exotic salt and assorted vinegars
  • Caprese salad
  • Quinoa (not vegan/veg chicken broth used)
  • Tabouli
  • Homemade kale/tomato pasta sauce
  • All cornbreads vegetarian tonight; small ones plain; large ones fresh chives and black pepper
  • Cornmeal cake with berries
  • Homemade vanilla ice cream
  • Homemade peanut butter cup ice cream

July 4, 2011

  • Hot & Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding, vegetarian, contains dairy & gluten
  • Mild & Savory Cornbread Bread Pudding, vegetarian, contains dairy & gluten
  • Local beets, potatoes, carrots, turnips, onions, mushrooms, sage, roasted in olive oil
  • Oliva Bella Lemon Pesto w/a bit of parmesan (on pasta)
  • Ice cream: spearmint from the garden, carob powder, vanilla, nutmeg, molasses, sugar, milk, cream
  • Homemade peanut butter cup ice cream

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Recipe: Zucchini-Avocado Salsa

Tatsiana McGee brought a beautiful soft green-and-yellow dish to Cornbread Supper on Monday, September 12, 2011, and it caused a mild Cornbread Sensation. Tatsiana graciously shares the recipe here. She says:

I promised to share the recipe for Zucchini-Avocado Salsa. It's from the book "The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook" by Cathe Olson.

"This is a delicious alternative to regular salsa. It is great with chips or as a topping for burritos, tacos, or quesadillas.

2 small zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 lime)
1/4 olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Dash Tabasco sauce
Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Steam zucchini and corn together for 2 or 3 minutes until colors are bright. Place in a bowl with remaining ingredients. (I usually let zucchini and corn cool down a bit before doing that - T.). Stir together and chill for at least one hour."

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 20, 2011





  • Hybrid Indian/American Chicken Soup
  • Coleslaw (Asian cabbage, turnips, apple oil&vinegar dressing
  • Sourdough
  • Kohlrabi Yum!
  • Salsa
  • Beans + Bacon
  • Honey kissed carrots
  • Fresh Georgia Peach salsa w/Lexington Cilantro & Onions
  • Sharon Schilling's Corn Bread
  • Backyard Garden Cole Slaw Squash
  • Salad - Dressing Contains Walnuts
  • Vegetarian Parmesan Polenta
  • Nell's Organic Chocolate Cake w/Berries + Whipped Cream
  • Homemade Lemon Ice Cream

June 6, 2011





  • Rice with Sausage
  • Orzo Black Bean Salad
  • Greek Fritatta
  • Peas from 4th Street
  • Potato Salad: Potatoes, Real Mayo, Salt, Dill
  • Radishes, Turnips: Twofer Tubers
  • Local Asparagus; Oliva Bella Oil, Exotic Salt & Pepper
  • Garden Arugula, Radish & Dandelion Salad w/Dill
  • Ham from hog raised on the Berea College farm and processed at Marksbury Farm Market in Garrard County
  • Plain Vegetarian Gluten-Free Cornbread
  • Vegetarian (Pretty Much Kentucky) Cheese Grits; CAmpsie green garlic pesto goes on top
  • Sprouts, strawberries, pepita, sunflower, beet greens etc., lemon, maple syrup, whole grain mustard
  • Kale & Kohlrabi w/Onion (not vegetarian)
  • Greens, Turnips, Candy Onions, Walnuts, Dried Cherries, Balsamic, Agave, & Seasoning
  • Salsa (may be spicy)
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Kale & Lettuce Salad (grown in Lexington) with red pepper + carrot and pineapple orange vinaigrette
  • Roasted Radish & Turnip Salad w/Local Dill Dressing
  • Cabbage Cabbage & More Cabbage w/Some Other Stuff!
  • Kohlrabi + Apple Salad
  • Turnip & Apples
  • Vegetarian Corn Muffins w/Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Corn; Gluten Free
  • Corn Muffins w/Meat Drippings & Corn, Mildly Spicy; Gluten Free
  • Strawberry Lemon Ice Cream; NONPASTEURIZED local milk and cream; Bourbon County berries
  • Coconut Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Cookies with Currants & Dried Apricots
  • Regular Brownies, no nuts
  • Homemade Gluten-Free Brownies; contain almonds; Jamieson's Chocolate


June 13, 2011


  • Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Grilled Lettuce (olive oil) + Blue Cheese
  • Kenny's Cheese, Sharp Cheddar w/ Apple
  • Pasta salad w/olives, peppers, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, feta & pine nuts
  • Egg Salad & Matzohs
  • Rice, Beans, & Herbs
  • Confetti Corn
  • Windy Corner Grain Salad
  • Kohlrabe Slaw
  • Beer Cheese: Flag Fork Herb Farm Beer Cheese Mix, Beer, Mayo, Chdr Cheese, Worchestershire
  • Bread: Flour tortillas from Alex. Dr. Stone fried in Wesson Canola Oil + sprinkled w/tons Rosemary Garlic Seasoning
  • Vegetarian Cornbread; Gluten Free
  • Bacon&Sausage Corn Cornbread; Gluten Free, mostly Kentucky
  • Mark Bittman's Sesame-Peanut-Cucumber noodles
  • Homemade chocolate ice cream
  • Strawberry Sauce - organic - made at farm camp today at Berries on Bryan Station Farm

May 30, 2011


Lots of beautiful food, and only five photographs here.



  • Jalapeño-Cheddar Honey Cornmeal Round, vegetarian, heat level unknown
  • Honey Cornmeal Round, vegetarian, contains gluten
  • Frozen Homemade Yogurt w/KY Strawberries; contains unpasteuried cream, honey+berries, sugar
  • Organic parsley potatoes
  • Spinach cheese quesadillas
  • Arugula, Sorrel, Lettuce, Parsley, Olives, Tomato
  • Mesquite grilled vegetables w/couscous; has meat





Monday, May 23, 2011

Help Our Neighbors in Central Alabama

Tonight as people left another wonderful Cornbread Supper, lightning flashed and the storm siren sounded. We keep in mind the many people in nearby states who have suffered unbearable losses when conditions like these have grown into monstrous storms and tornadoes. I checked my email after people had left, and found this message from friend Ann Beard Grundy, who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama:

Do you think you could ask your network to consider helping out the storm victims in Central Alabama? My sister is an administrator at JCCEO, a major social service agency, and they are bombarded with the most basic of requests. We are speaking here of burial clothes, as families completely lost everything.


Tax deductible funds will be used to purchase food, medicines, prescription glasses, etc.


JCCEO Storm Victims Fund
c/o Yoland Beard Reese
300 West 8th Avenue
Birmingham, Alabama 35204


So yes, I'm asking my network, and asking you to share this forward on facebook and other means. It's still thundering as I write, with fierce rain. We are all in this together.


Use this link to share by email or facebook: 
http://www.cornbreadsuppers.com/2011/05/help-our-neighbor-in-central-alabama.html

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cornbread Suppers May 9 and May 16, 2011


Two weeks in one post. Monday, May 9 required some cooling in the house, and featured a big spillover into the street. Monday, May 16 required heating, and featured people enjoying the wonders of hot red beans and sausage and spicy cornbreads.

May 9:
  • Curried Chicken Salad with yogurt, green onions, shallots. SPICY!
  • Strata! Vegetarian
  • Curried rice with raisins, cranberries, and almonds
  • Rice Casserole
  • Plain Cornbread (contains buckwheat, no gluten) vegetarian
  • Savory Parsley-Sage-Rosemary&Thyme Corn Muffins: Vegetarian, No Gluten, KY meal, eggs, buttermilk, herbs
  • Test Tasters: Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free Cornbread (mix) Pls rate or comment for Ouita Michel; vegetarian
  • Garage-Grown Portobello Risotto -- Kind of
  • Asparagus Local, Oliva Bella Oil, Salt & Pepper
  • Rona's Yogurt Cheese Dip (local milk from Falmouth)
  • London Ferrell Swiss Chard rolls w/beans, rice, and chorizo
  • Wilted lettuce, bacon & eggs
  • Pesto
  • Cornmeal shortcakes; contain gluten and dairy
  • Whipped cream and sour cream, organic sugar, vanilla, salt. Local, unpasteurized cream + Organic Valley cream + Sour Cream
  • KY strawberries (2010) + organic sugar
  • Texas Sheet Cake


May 16:
  • Maggie's Cheese & Pineapple Pizza
  • Scott Co. Asparagus, Oliva Bella Oil, Salt & Pepper
  • Red Beans w/Sausage
  • Black Bean Soup, vegetarian
  • Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Spring Backyard Garden Salad: pea pods, lettuce, celery cabbage but the red pepper is imported
  • Couscous Salad w/red pepper shitaki mushroom & shallots
  • Wilted chard w/bacon
  • Wilted lettuce w/bacon
  • Green Olive Cheese Spread (Similar recipe HERE)
  • Black Beans, Garlic, Onion, JO, Lime, Cumin
  • Spicy Stone Cross Chorizo Cornbread, not vegetarian, gluten free
  • Plain! Vegetarian! no gluten. (Lila! For you!)
  • Vegetarian Cheese-Onion Cornbread. No gluten
  • Chocolate Potato Cake
  • Test Tasters: Bloomfield Farms Brownies (Mix) with added Fair Trade Chocolate Chips

Cornbread Supper May 2, 2011


Cornbread is hot, and Cornbread Suppers seem to grow hotter as the weather warms up. Lots of people come, lots of young people circle in and about the grownups, creating a two-tier party that is deeply satisfying. So much beautiful wine and food, including these dishes, as described on little slips of paper by their providers:
  • Vegetable Curry! Brown Rice!
  • Cornbread. Cheese. Pork. Hot pepper.
  • Plain, vegetarian cornbread
  • Veggie cornbread w/many cheeses + black pepper
  • Soda Bread
  • Alu Gobhi
  • Moroccan Carrots
  • Spicy Sweet Potatoes, vegan
  • Roasted local asparagus, Oliva Bella Oil, Salt & Pepper
  • Edamame Mango Black Bean & Corn Salad
  • Grape Salad Contains Nuts
  • Broc.
  • 'Gourmet' Chicken & Dumplings with cashews "Ragout"
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Mac 'n Cheese
  • 4th Street Garden Salad --> olive oil vinaigrette
  • Cornbread - Chicago Style; Recipe HERE
  • Tex Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
  • Test Tasting: Yellow Cake (muffins) from Bloomfield Farms mix, with cooking mistake

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bill Roche's Cornbread

Sharon Schilling brought this tender, lightly sweet, oniony cornbread to her second Cornbread Supper in May, 2011. We immediately begged for the recipe and for information about its origin. Sharon replied that Bill Roche is a special person in her life, who "just tinkered around with my Mom's cornbread recipe, adding the yogurt one day bec we were out of buttermilk (now we only use yogurt), adding the onions bec he likes them, using local Wisenberger Mills products bec they are good.  I believe, we were on a motorcycle trip when we picked up the iron, 8-wedge skillet. I like the way it toasts all the sides. We usually serve with apple/rhubarb sauce (6 apples (at least 3 Granny Smiths) nuked until applesauce, 6-8 stalks rhubarb and 1/2 c sugar cooked on the stove until tender.)"

Bill Roche’s Cornbread
Dry Ingredients:
1 c each yellow cornmeal, white cornmeal, whole wheat flour 
2 t baking pwdr
1 t soda
1 t salt
½ c sugar (use raw sugar)

Wet Ingredients:
3 eggs
3 c buttermilk (or 1 32 oz plain yogurt) if using yogurt, may have to add a little milk
1 med onion, finely chopped
1/2 c. canola oil (plus more for greasing pan)

Put a little canola oil in iron skillet. Let it get hot in oven while making cornbread.  Mix dry ingred in bowl. Mix wet ingred (& onions) in another bowl. Pour dry into wet ingred. Mix. If using yogurt and mixture is too thick, thin with milk.  Pour in iron skillet or muffin pan.  Bake at 500 for approx 14 minutes for muffins, 25 for skillet cornbread or until brown on top.  We use an 8-wedge, iron skillet obtained from Cracker Barrel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 25, 2011: Noisy for Radio

In honor of the venerable audio medium, radio, we'll forego our usual picture this week. For that reason, and also the fact that your documentarian got a bit caught up in getting Cornbread Supper underway while also talking with acclaimed radio journalist Stu Johnson of NPR affiliate radio station WEKU in Richmond, Kentucky. (Tr: I forgot to take photos.)

Stu came by to talk about food, local food, gardening, food blogging, and really we don't know what all, because he talked with several volunteer Cornbreadians and the conversations could have taken any kinds of turns -- all good ones, we're confident.

We enjoyed the hubbub of a good crowd, plenty of kids, and beautiful food, including ever more green and fresh offerings as the season unfolds. People brought at least these foods, transcribed from their food description slips:
  • Onion-mushroom-cheese lasagna
  • Lasagna w/beef & turkey
  • Local Asparagus; Oliva Bella Oil, Salt & Pepper
  • Greens! Carrots! Red Cabbage! Feta Italian Dressing Walnuts if you like...
  • Caesar with Anchovies
  • Tabouli w/capers & garbanzos
  • Deviled Eggs (from Easter Eggs)
  • Pickled Beets with Pickled Eggs
  • Spaghetti with Tomato-Meat Sauce
  • Traditional Kentucky Black Skillet Cornbread (vegetarian)
  • Traditional Kentucky Black Skillet Cornbread with vegetarian add-ins: Cheddar, Red Peppers, Onions, Corn
  • Pasta with white beans and tuna
  • Homemade Fresh Bread
  • Cookies
  • Vanilla Homemade Ice Cream (unpasteurized milk)
  • Reed Valley Orchard Blueberry Sauce

Monday, April 25, 2011

April 11 and April 18, 2011: Part of the amazing 2011 Stormy Monday series


Here an intrepid young Cornbreadian wears both a bit of Supper and her mother's supper dish,  showing great promise in creating chapeau options that match her lovely bright eyes. (Used with permission.)

Tornado watches (but no warnings) have added spice to several Cornbread Suppers this spring, including the April 11 edition. Your documentarian will blame this merged post on pretty much anything handy, including the weather, so! Herewith, a partial (quite partial, as some friendly helpers removed some of the food slips) list of foods at the April 11 and April 18 editions of Cornbread Supper, 2011.

April 11:

  • Hush puppies
  • Not quite vegetarian hummus
  • Cole Slaw, vinegar, celery seed
  • Rice, lentils, raisins, almonds
  • Traditional vegetarian cornbread
  • Quinoa, Mango, and Black Bean Salad
  • Peas & Feta Spread/Dip
  • Beans w/Pork
  • Veg. Beans
  • Leek & Sorrell Cold Soup + Asparagus & Peas & Yogurt
  • Country Ham & Black Pepper Cornbread
  • Vegetarian Asparagus-Brie Soup (Campsie veggies; Kenny's cheese)
  • Blackberry Pecan (whole wheat) muffins)
  • Brownies w/Walnuts
April 18:
  • Homemade Lemon-Lime Soda! Fresh out da kitchen...
  • Plain ole regular mac & cheese
  • Roasted Radishes w/Brown Butter, Lemon & Radish Tops
  • Tabouleh w/Chickpeas
  • Chowday: NOT vegetarian. Corn: Wayne County; Milk: Pendleton County; Asparagus: Campsie Place; Bacon: Garrard County (Marksbury Canadian bacon); plus celery & carrots & potatoes
  • Local lettuce; hydroponic tomato; Oliva Bella Oil, vinegar, pepper, dill
  • Green Garlic Cheese Grits (Blue Moon Green Garlic; Weisenberger Grits)
  • Macerated Berries: Local Honey & Lemon Juice
  • Curried Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
  • Red Soup
  • Roasted Artichoke & Lemon Spread
  • Tuscan Spread
  • Water Crackers
  • Hamantashen
  • Red Velvet [illegible: "beet?" "heart?"] cake - gluten free (very crumbly!)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011: Cornbread Supper with a tornado watch


Your documentarian forgot to shoot photos until all the people were gone and all the food cleared away, but the flowers, from the Campsie garden, remained fresh and crisp.

On a dark, stormy night, with a tornado watch in effect, and with lots of families on spring break, intrepid Cornbreadians kept right on going, bringing food and drink, eating and drinking and talking, and playing with the two children who graced our meal this week.
  • Irish Stew (lamb)
  • Egg Salad
  • Salad: Greens, Mango, Feta, Cashews; Dressing: Lemon Juice, Olive Oil
  • Rosemary Bread
  • Pine Mountain Settlement School Whole Wheat Bread
  • Almost Traditional vegetarian black skilled cornbread
  • Almost Traditional black skillet cornbread with pork drippings
  • Swiss Chard Crisps
  • Homemad butter (non-pasteurized milk)
  • Oatmeal raisin/sugar cookies
  • Banana Bread
  • Bourbon Pie
  • Lemon Almond Cornmeal Pound Cake/Upside Down Blueberries (nuts, gluten)
  • Whipped Sour/Sweet Cream; contain unpasteurized dairy

Monday, March 28, 2011

Beautiful colors, lots of kids, freezing clear weather, good food: March 28, 2011


Daffodils rescued during a light snow fall yellowed up the Cornbread Supper room on March 28 -- on a chilly clear evening when a bit more snow was forecast.

Indoors, we had plenty of cornbreads and no-knead bread, and other good tastes:
  • Corn-Potato-Bacon Chowdah: contains veggies, pork, dairy; not peppery hot
  • Chick pea pastries; not pretty! Egg, cilantro, bread, yogurt & dressing
  • Jicama Blood Orange Olive Oil & Vinegar
  • Couscous - Fruits (apple, strawberry, cranberry) + nuts (walnut, almond, cashew)
  • White Bean Salsa



  • Chili
  • Mexican Cheese Dip (has a kick!)
  • Banana Bread
  • Missy's White Chocolate [pie]
  • Key Lime pie! (slightly ruffled)

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Cornbread Quartet, Sparkling WIne, and Many Salads Welcome Spring 2011





For the first Cornbread Supper of spring, 2011 -- and probably it was our second anniversary doing Cornbread Suppers, though we thought of this a bit late -- we opened with the official Cornbread Supper bubbly, J. Roget Extra Dry, and kept rolling right through some fabulous salads and savory dishes, all supported by a quartet of Cornbreads. We had Traditional Kentucky Black Skillet cornbread in the REAL traditional format (pork drippings) as well as vegetarian. We also had peppery cornbreads, laced with 2010 jalapeños from the Campsie garden (and freezer), in both porky and veggie variations.

And...

  • Chleb (Czech Peasant Bread)
  • Veg Medley: Potatoes, Asparagus, Bellpep, Onion, Garlic, Rosemary, Thyme
  • Vegetarian Curry (Tofu)
  • Basmati Rice
  • Kalamata Gorgonzola Spread (Garlic, olive oil, pecans)
  • Roasted Beet Salad w/Cocoa Vinaigrette: Goat cheese, cocoa, cocoa nibs, oranges; some lettuces are from Berea College


Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad


Wonderful cook Eric Huffer brought this to Cornbread Supper, and when another Cornbreadian requested the recipe, he kindly shared. This recipe is from the cookbook Power Foods

1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice(from 1-2 lemons)
coarse salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
8 oz brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced
4-6 leaves Swiss chard or kale, or a combination, stemmed and thinly sliced
(I couldn't find either the last time I made this and substituted beet greens and collard greens)
1/3 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds, toasted
Stir together mustard, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon sat, and the salt: whisk in oil until emulsified.
In a salad bowl, toss together brussels sprouts and greens.  Add sunflower seds and dressing: toss to coat.  Serve immediately.

Eric Huffer's Green Olive Goat Cheese Spread


Cornbreadian and super-cook Eric Huffer brings unfailingly delicious dishes to Cornbread Supper. This dip mesmerized quite a few people on the night of its debut, and Eric was kind enough to share the recipe.
approx. 3 cups Sicilian Herb Green Olives, with their olive oil
(we found ours at Liquor Barn)
10 oz. Goat Cheese
6-8 cloves of garlic
2/3 cup chopped pecans
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
It can be served immediately, but is best if it has been in the fridge for a few hours.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A big crowd, and no pie, on Pi Day -- March 14, 2011


We promised -- and delivered -- daffodils for the tables for this Cornbread Supper, but to be present, the hungry crowd still had to brave  raw cold rain. So we lit some candles after all, in spite of the extra evening light we have gained thanks to yesterday's switch to Daylight Savings Time.

A huge, beautiful salad from Berea College Farm, served with Balsamic Vinegar, caught the photographer's eye (and taste buds). The table boasted a splendid array of foods and wines, including these dishes:
  • Veggie-rice Casserole w/Southwest flavoring
  • Spicy Lentil Soup, Vegan
  • Falafel (flour) * Yogurt Cuke Dill Dressing [good on the lentil soup, too]
  • Meatloaf
  • Gluten Free Cornbread
  • Tahini, Garlic, Ginger Dressing, Salad: spin. Carrot, Red Cabbage, Onion, Sprouts, Rais
  • Couscous w/Fruit & Nuts
  • Chicken Salad
  • Sweet Potatoes and Black Beans
  • Soy Nuts "Edamame" Salted
  • Blanched Asparagus w/Balsamic & Asiago
  • Quiche
  • Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Onion Cheese Grits Casserole, Vegetarian, hot on left
  • Onion Cheese Grits Casserole w/Pork, gluten free
  • Lemon Lavender Cookies
  • Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Rice Pudding
  • Walnut Butter Toffee

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Paige Prewitt's Kale Chips

Regular Cornbreadian (and also designated Cornbread Supper Angel) Paige Prewitt brought Kale Chips to Supper twice in a row, causing the Cornbread Establishment to beg--beg abjectly, ladies and gentlemen--for the cooking instructions. Paige being Paige, we had a good idea there was no standard recipe involved, because Paige's wonderful food derives from her good cooking sense, applied to what she has on hand. So, a request for a Kale Chips Guide meant that Paige would have to write down what she does by instinct. And -- she did!!

Here's the secret for these amazing vegetables-masquerading-as-snack-food. Thank you, Paige!

Kale Chips

1 bunch of Kale - flat or curly
1 T olive oil (don't overdo the oil)
1 t kosher or sea salt (don't overdo the salt either)

Cut the stem out of the middle of all the leaves. Tear the leaves into bite sized pieces. Toss with olive oil and a bit of salt.

Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes. The curly kale varieties will take a little longer than the flat kale. But be careful not to burn. I place my pieces on parchment paper in a single layer. I stir them toward the end of the cooking period.

There are lots of options - Sprinkle with vinegar after they are cooked, toss with garlic or smoked paprika.

Bet you can't eat just one!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cornbread Supper, March 7, 2011


A rare Cornbread Supper this week: No newcomers! Two tiers of experienced Cornbreadians enjoyed themselves. The first tier, the under 5-feet/under-12-years-old crew of adorable and adored young ones, ran happily around, under, and through the second tier of us older, taller people. Quite a few people took part in a video project about ice cream that's the responsibility of a relatively new Cornbreadian.

We ate and drank (lots and lots of bottles of wine showed up, and were properly managed...)
  • Veggie Curry Chili
  • Kentucky Beer Cheese
  • Creole Shrimp Rice
  • Sundried Tomato Spread
  • Fragrant Rice
  • Potato Soup: Onions, milk, butter
  • Oriental Soup with Chicken, Shrimp, Soy, Rice Noodles, and more
  • Herbed Green Olive Goat Cheese Spread
  • Blueberry Orange Bread & Lavender Butter
  • Traditional Kentucky Black Skillet Cornbread: No gluten; vegetarian, contains dairy
  • Berry Pie
  • Baked Blackberry-Black Raspberry Cornmeal Dumplings: Contain gluten, dairy; vegetarian, no nuts; Wild Blackberries
  • Kentucky Crème Fraiche (unpasteurized)

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cornbread Supper, February 28, 2011



Some new foods, some new favorites, and some familiar delights filled the table on this raw, cold February night. Kale Crisps flew out of their bowl, and Cornbreadians approved of the experiment in making a Savory Custard Cornbread.
  • Stir Fry, vegetarian, with Seitan, Pasta, Onion, Sweet Potato, Ginger, Garlic, and Seasoning
  • Kale Crisp: Olive Oil, Salt, Rice Vinegar
  • Macaroni w/Spinach Sauce & Cheese
  • Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad w/Sunflowers
  • Cinnamon Raisin Brioche (from Good Foods)
  • Savory Custard Cornbread (an experiment); Contains gluten, tomato, corn, sweet peppers, lots of KY ingredients; HOT on left; mild on the right
  • Pound Cake w/strawberry-peach topping
  • Frozen Fruit Dessert/Salad: Sour Cream, Cream Cheese, Lemon, Lime, OJ, Strawberry Preserves, Walnuts
  • Homemade Ginger Ice Cream, Not Pasteurized Milk (KY!)
  • Sorghum Butter

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cornbread Supper for PresDay, February 21, 2011






















Although we have crocuses blooming -- at last -- it was not exactly balmy for the 2011 Presidents' Day edition of Cornbread Suppers. Even so, we cleaned the winter dust off the porch table and chairs, and lit the outside candle. Sure enough, out of the large crowd of Cornbreadians who came to Supper, quite a few made their way onto the porch for play and fresh air February dining.

Monday holidays bring people to Cornbread Supper who have regular obligations on other Mondays. The mix keeps mixing, and is fine and invigorating. Or maybe that was the Kombucha and the delightful spices in this week's foods.
  • Kombucha (fermented green tea)
  • Kale, squash, white beans, onions, etc.
  • Mac & a bunch of cheeses, peas & marjoram, tomatoes
  • Chelb, peasant bread
  • Roasted cauliflower w/Parmesan
  • Traditional Black Skillet Cornbread (vegetarian on the right, animalian/pork drippings on the left)
  • Sorghum Butter -- Unpasteurized Homemade Pastured Butter. Try w/cornbreads
  • Roast Vegetable Stew "Non-Veg"
  • Lentils, Garbanzos, chard, vegetarian
  • Romano Cheese Biscuits
  • Greens, Black Walnuts, Cranberries, Vinaig
  • Sweet Brown Rice with Cherries, Cranberries, Marcona Almonds
  • Apple Sauce from Our Tree!
  • Blueberry Corn Muffins: KY grains, berries, dairy, eggs; contains gluten; no nuts
  • Gallo Pinto ~ Costa Rica ~ Rice, beans, chicken, cilantro, garlic, ginger, celery, peppers, whatever!
  • Butterscotch Pudding w/Sugar + Salt Sprinkles

Monday, February 14, 2011

Cornbread Supper, the Valentine's Day Edition, February 14, 2011

So that answers that question: Will people come to Cornbread Supper on Valentine's Day? Yes, they will, and they did, and they brought Kale Crisps that drew rave reviews, along with other good things, some listed below.

One other notable fact for February 14, 2011: The gardening season officially began. We found two tiny sprigs of fresh Wayne County mint in the Campsie garden, and it went into a salad a Cornbreadian brought. So we are now officially eating from our own place again, eating fresh food. Pretty good for Valentine's Day.
  • Organic Broccoli & Butter, Iodized Salt
  • Gumbo
  • Great Harvest Sundried Tomato Pesto [Bread]
  • Split Pea Soup (Vegetarian)
  • Local Cream Biscuits
  • Scandinavian Winter Fruit Soup - vegan; Dried Fruits, Fruit Juices, Brown Sugar; Cinnamon; good with ice cream...
  • Carrot Hummus
  • Zucchini Bread
  • Red Cabbage Noodles
  • Homemade Hummus
  • Sextuple Almond cherry Cornmeal Muffins (Safe for Children, though) Contain gluten and nuts
  • Chocolate Walnut Cookies
  • Almond Biscotti/Almond Toffee
  • Cinnamon Ice Cream, homemade, w/unpasteurized milk; good in the hot Scandi soup. Not nuts in ice cream (almond flavoring)
Oh yes, and one more notable thing: One Cornbreadian brought a bottle of Jean Farris Rosé, a local wine - and it was delicious, as well as lovely.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cornbread Supper, February 7, 2011


Small cameras in the hands of an amateur documentarian cannot quite capture the magical snow that fell all this Monday, February 7, 2011. One friend posted on Facebook: "The snow flakes are coming down holding hands." Remarkable, beautiful day, capped -- or crusted?? -- with a fine Cornbread Supper.


We lucky people now have access to Elmwood Stock Farm's brand new product, organic white cornmeal that they mill themselves, to just the right consistency. That's one result, above, also made with Elmwood's amazing organic, pastured eggs, and local buttermilk.

Other tasty foods on this snowy night:
  • Organic chicken sausage and chicken broth onion, celery, sweet potatoes
  • Super Super Bowl Dip
  • Soup! Lentils, Kidneys, etc. No salt.
  • Chili w/beef
  • Fresh Cavatelli w/Olive Oil & Parm; Lexington Pasta
  • Couscous w/chili mango, cherries, cashews & feta
  • Ground Beef, Broccoli, Cheese, Hash Brown Casserole
  • Tofu-Mandarin-Sesame Salad
  • Weisenberger White Unbolted Cornmeal, Elmwood Eggs: Kentucky Black Skillet Cornbread, Gluten Free
  • Unbaked (chocolate oatmeal) cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Walnut Oatmeal Whole Wheat Cookies

Monday, January 31, 2011

This week, neighbor/graphic designer/radio personality/media guru Mick Jeffries shot video for a project he intends to submit to Lexington Film League's Do-Ers Video Contest. And people brought wonderful food, kids played, adults talked, and a good time ensued all around, camera or no camera.
  • White Bean/Andouille Sausage Chili: GLUTEN FREE, Cannelini Beans, Garrard County Pork (Andouille) Sausage, Tomatoes and Onions, Organic Chicken Broth, Granny Smith Apples
  • Pepper Cornbread, vegetarian, med spicy?
  • Vegetarian Baked Polenta w/veggies, homemade cheeses + Kenny's cheeses; gluten free
  • Pepper Cornbread, vegetarian, FIERY? probably
  • Corn and bean salad w/lime & cilantro (mildly spicy)
  • Sesame Mandarin Salad w/Tofu
  • Patrickamer's World Famous Tequila Lime Chicken w/Rice!
  • Berea College Greenhouse's Greens w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Organic Broccoli Soup
  • Black Beans, no meat, for rice
  • Red Beans + Sausage for rice
  • Peasant Bread (Czech)
  • Just Cornbread
  • Orzo, Goat Cheese, Olives, etc.

Monday, January 24, 2011


  • Green chili enchilada casserole; veggie, gluten free, spicy??
  • Kombucha
  • Butternut squash, tomatoes, potatoes, fennel; vegan 
  • Ham & Beans
  • Apple-Walnut-Cran-Blue Salad w/Champagne Vinegar
  • Avocado & Pea Guacamole
  • Veggie Pizza
  • Quinoa w/lentil sprouts, goat cheese, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, green onions
  • Spinach Salad with Orange Segments
  • Home-Made Hummus & Pita Chips
  • Lentil Soup w/veggie sausage and veggie broth
  • Fontina d'Aosta
  • Blackeyeds & Pintos w/country ham
  • Venison Stew, whole wheat pasta
  • Turkey Vegetable Soup
  • Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Super-sized Supper on January 10, 2011; Still Big on January 17, Too


Bitter outside, packed and sweet inside: that was January 10, 2011. One of the largest suppers ever filled 250 Campsie with standing diners, and sent seated ones most of the way up the front hall steps. Fun! Some of what we enjoyed, from the food description slips left behind:
  •  Chili Meat + Cashews
  • Reed Valley Applesauce canned with love
  • Chicken Veggie Soup
  • Potato Salad
  • Guac: cilantro, onion, tom, lil heat
  • Spicy Rice: Veggie friendly
  • Liver Paté
  • Rice and Jerk Chicken
  • Pimiento Cheese 
  • Apples, Cinnamon, Butter, Maple Syrup
  • Mushroom Bean Deer Sausage Chili
  • Broccoli Cauliflower Peanut Salad
  • SPICY Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole with Green Chili Cilantro Salsa; vegetarian, gluten-free
  • Bacon-Cheddar Cornbread Pudding. no gluten
  • Black Bean Brownies
On January 17, after a wonderful MLK Day -- one of Lexington's best days each year -- about 35 people gathered, many of them people who cannot come regularly on Monday nights because of classes or other activities that were not held on the holiday.


Food descriptions slips left behind:
  • Veg Beef Soup
  • Butternut Squash w/Collards & berebere (African spice); vegan
  • Pasta & Cheese & Things
  • Apple Sauce With Horseradish
  • Suzanne's Brown Bread
  • Homemade Fromage Blanc (unpasteurized cultured Kentucky milk); good for schmears; bland, slightly salty
  • Black-eyed Peas & Pintos with Country Ham
  • Yummy Oatmeal-Banana-Almond-Chocolate-Cranberry Cookies!
  • Gingerbread
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie with Walnut Crumble
  • Parmesan Peppercorn Cornbread | Vegetarian | No Gluten
  • Sweet Custard Corn Bread (contains flour) Vegetarian
And may your documentarian note that this was a particularly amazing night for wines. A big array, interesting bottles, and attentive sippers, all convivial.

    Sunday, January 9, 2011

    The holiday suppers 2010: December 20 and 27, 2010; January 3, 2011



    The reddest of red soups. The greenest of green salads. The sweetest of sweets on the dessert table. And underlying everything, plenty of cornbread.


    That's how Cornbread Suppers went during the 2010 year-end holidays. Smaller crowds in late December, followed by a whopper supper to launch the brand new baby year, 2011.


    For December 20, we had these left-behind food description slips:

    • Baked Artichoke Dip; contains dairy
    • Roasted Potato; herbs, some heat
    • Hummus
    • Baba ghanouj
    • Local turnips, sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, carrot; Oliva Bella oil; Exotic rosemary, salt, pepper
    • Chicken pot pie
    • Turnip greens + onions + peppers
    • Kentucky traditional black skillet cornbread
    • Linda Blackford's Green Tomato Pickle from the London Ferrell Garden, and from her great-grandmother's recipe
    • Snappy vegetables
    • Meyer Lemon/Almond Brittle
    • David Lebovitz's Chocolate Crack Cookies (almondy goodness)
    • Homemade chocolate and peanut marshmallow fudge
    • Banana nut cookies; ginger cookies, chocolate raspberry ravioli
    • Walnut Chocolate Chip cookies
    • Apple pie: apple, pear, pomegranate & cranberries



    For December 27, we featured Stella Parks's amazing homemade Hot Chocolate with Vanilla Bean Marshmallows, plus a Peppermint version, Along with that, people brought wonderful tastes, including these:
    • Mac & Cheese
    • Beet and Carrot Soup (cream, butter, broth)
    • Mustart-Balsamic Tofu (vegan)
    • Surprise Tamales (some are pork and some are veggie)
    • Red chile
    • Spinach Enchiladas
    • Kentucky Corn Cake, with corn, vegetarian, gluten free
    • Broccoli salad
    • Melting Snowman cookies
    • Key Lime Pie, Godiva Chocolate Cake, gluten free
    • Sweet Potato/Butternut Squash Tart w/Cranberry Jellee, Gluten Free


    For the first Cornbread Supper of the new 2011 year, a big crowd brought lots of delicious food, including these dishes:
    • Salad w/blue cheese, Balsamic vinaigrette
    • Local turnips, carrots, sweet potato, onion, radish; Oliva Bella oil, exotic rosemary, salt, pepper
    • Black Bean Chili with Butternut Squash, Collards, Tomatoes, etc.
    • Rice Salad with peas, Broccoli, Ham
    • Potato Soup: Potatoes, onions, milk, butter, salt & pepper
    • New Year's Tortilla Pie (barely spicy) with organic sprouted corn tortillas, homemade Willow Creek Farm cottage Cheese, Kenny's Norwood and Aged Cheddar Cheeses, vegetarian hom-cooked organic black-eyed peas, "True Kentucky" brand black bean and corn salsa, fire roasted green chilis; gluten free, vegetarian
    • Sapori d'Italia's fantastic award-winning, local aged goat cheese with walnuts: Caciotta alle Noci
    • Banana Nut Bread
    • Peanut Butter Cookies (these sent a young Cornbreadian out into the frigid night, running after the cooks who brought them, asking, successfully, for a stack to take home)
    • Traditional Kentucky Stirred Custard (sweet); milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla
    • Sour cream-almond-citrus pound cake; almond extract only/no actual nuts; contains citrus peel
    • Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake: NUTS!
    • Mostly Cream Cheese Brownies, which contain pecans; (the very plain ones have no nuts)