Hosted by Bellingham Farmers Market Director Caprice Teske and Village Books Marketing Director Mary Vermillion, this group meets 4-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of most months on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven to discuss a featured cookbook or cooking literature. Special guests such as local farmers, chefs, and authors often attend. Members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.
Wednesday, January 2nd, 4:00pm
Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm: Stories and Recipes That Nourish Community by Jennifer Lloyd, Elizabeth Young, Lisa Lloyd
Readers are transported to life on the farm while learning some of the tips, tricks, secrets, and recipes grown from years of work. Local harvest, slow food recipes include Squash and Sage Risotto, Wild Spring Nettle Soup, Herb-Encrusted Leg of Lamb, Pavlova with Roasted Rhubarb Compote, and Fresh Ch vre Cheesecake, nestled alongside key seasonal activities such as maximizing spring vegetables, saving seeds, making nature tables, and dying eggs. Suggestions go deeper than simply the practical, however: Seven Seasons shares emotional lessons from community living and prioritizing family, including the importance of sharing gratitude, the importance of walks, and celebrating together.