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