The Zen of Heart Cutting

It's been a while since I cut 24 or so hearts free hand to make individualized cards for my kids' pals on Valentines' Day. But there I was today, Saturday, cutting with my very good Whiskars, pink hearts to cover the Gioconda Truffles that are being sold at the Wedge and Hampden Coop as well as here at the Gardens for about $5.

The Tyranny of Tyro!

Over 20 years of working in the kitchen at Gardens, only one preparation defies my mastery and that is Tyro. An emulsion of feta with nearly double its volume of oils and peppers that is whirred in a commercial high-capacity food processor for nearly an hour, the "finishedness" of Tyro is understood as much by an audible drop in decibels as by its visual texture which runs the gamut of a thickly running latex to a fluffy mousse.

Gardens' BIG Bottles!

Why do we offer BIG bottles--otherwise known as Bomber Bottles? Because that's HOW they sell in Greece! On a hot day at the beach with a bag of chips...when you don't want to miss a moment of serene sea viewing, this portion of beer becomes a meal. From the Belgium Brewing Co we offer the ever popular Fat Tire and Ranger, a particularly hoppy beer as well as Crispin, squeezed from the Honey Crisp apple developed here at the the U of M Ag School! All three please with the Gyros!

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Party Trays and Family-Style Catering

The Gardens is proud to offer the very best ingredients--organic, local, pastured, and wild-caught--as available. We use 100% organic sugar and milk, Schultz free-range eggs, Hope Butter, Zweber Farms pastured beef and chicken, Hill & Vale Lamb, Southeast Food Network pork. Most of our greens are purchased at local Farmers' Markets or delivered to our door by local independent growers. Our honey is supplied by Ames Farms, a local, independent producer.

Boughatsas: Savory & Sweet Family-Style Pastries Cut to Accomodate Your Guests!

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Sippin' SEVEN!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 6:30pm

7 1oz pours paired with 7 small plates shared with your Bestie or your Beloved!
Limit 30!
Seats are filling!
Reserve to GoS: 612.378.8810 reference Sippin' Seven!

Guest Speakers & Wine Portfolio Holders, Basil & Linda Janavaras host with Anna

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ANNA & FRIENDS TOURS OF GREECE, SEPT 2018

Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, September 6, 2018 (All day)

AUG 22: DEPART US
AUG 23: ARRIVE ATHENS; DRIVE TO ARGILS, 2 NIGHTS
MYCENE, EPIDAVRUS, NAFPLIO
AUG 25: RETURN ATHENS, 2 NIGHTS
WALKING TOUR PLAKA/MONASTIRAKI
ACROPOLIS MUSEUM
AUG 26: WALKING TOUR OF PSIRI & TRIANGLE DISTRICT
ACROPOLIS UNDER THE FULL MOON
OPEN EVENING JAZZ EVENTS
AUG 27: DRIVE TO PILION (3 HRS), 2 NIGHTS
EXPLORE PILION, MILOPOTAMO
AUG 29: DRIVE TO METEORA (3 HOURS) 1 NIGHT
MONASTERIES OF METEORA

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