Phyllis Kahn & Larry Pogemiller @ Stone Arch Bridge Discussion Group 2nd Sats

This Saturday, guest speaker, Jill Davis will speak on Minneapolis school system. Time 8am. Free event. Fresh bakery goods for sale.

Symposia. A Series, X Tomorrow's MENU: Midwest Bounty Bound!

Orektika: Appetizers on Table when Guests Come:

Stuffed Banana Peppers Saganaki: Noreen's, Mpls Farmers' Mkt
Fire Roasted Black & White Melitzanes Tzakistes w/Pita Crisps:Noreen's
Kolokithopita: Savory Squash in Fillo: Garden Farme

Agros Retsina
Roditis

Introduction of the Courses by Anna & Guest Presenter, Tim Hall

Deutero Piato: Second Course

Horta: Just Wilted Wild Greens w/Garlic from Garden Farme
Rush River Fresh Trout Fire Grilled w/Rosemary & Lemon from Zoran

Kidonitsa, Vastistas

Kyrio Piato: Main Course

Nurse Midwife Services of HCMC Celebrate 40 Years@the Gardens!

It was all in the family: Claire, Maggie, Susan, Barb, who with other sister midwives assisted in the birthing of all three Gardens' daughters, celebrated 40 years of their professional association Sat, Sept 24 with a prix fixe, family-style dinner. And who better to serve them? Yeoryia, of course, who was still remembered as the record breaker for all-natural birth weight at HCMC! She received a standing ovation.

Symposia. A Series, X! with Guest Presenter Luthier, Tim Hall

EAT! DRINK! DINE LIKE THE GREEKS! Wednesday, September 28, Gardens will host Symposia. A Series, X with guest presenter, Tim Hall with the theme, Music Building. Hall, a certified Luthier, will articulate the process of guitar and violin building with a slide show and a display of the luthier's tools. The Symposium starts with apps at 6 and winds through a four-course, chef-driven, wine-paired, family-style dinner by 9. Cost $30/pp Reservations are required. The event, limited to 30, is pod cast courtesy of iDREAM.tv. RSVP's accepted via phone or email.

State Fair Hortopita at the Eco Experience: One Man's Noxious Weed is Another's Pharmacy!

1 dry white onion, chopped
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil and 1/3-1/2 for brushing on fillo

1lb washed, drained mixed greens: spinach, arugula, endive, lambs quarters, amaranth (pigweed), mustard, purslane, dandelion, nettles, sorrel. Coarse chopped (about 1-2" cross-wise strips) If later in the season, strip leaves from woody stems. If unsure, pinch the stem, if it snaps easily put it in.

1lb feta or blend of cheese crumbed. (Kaseri, Kefalotyri, ricotta, pecorino, gouda, cottage cheese)

1/4 tsp white pepper
3 eggs beaten

Touting the Wineries that Hosted Anna's June Tour, 2011: Half-Off Glasses/Bottles

You were'nt there, but now we're bringing a part of it to you! Each night of Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday we will feature 1/2 prices on glasses and bottles of the wines we sampled: Vatistas, overlooking the bay near Monemvasia, Boutari on Santorini and Lafkioti/Kleoni in Ancient Nemea!
Taste what you missed! Geia Sas!

Ingrid's Birthday Celebrated @ Gardens!!!

The sun came out to celebrate Ingrid's Birthday at the Gardens on Saturday.
Surrounded by family and colleagues--friends all--Ingrid was toasted and reigned over her fete that was hosted by long, not old, friends Peg, Becca, & Marilyn. Chronia sou Polla, Ingrid!

The Arb's Garden Products Youth Team, Izzy's Ice Cream & The Gardens: A Team Effort!

Our fourth event at the Arboretum's Toast & Taste in the Garden: we were there from their 50 anniversary and the advent of this, our fave fundraiser! And now, in support of their Garden Products Youth Team who grew the Genovese Basil and partnered with Izzy's Ice Cream, we have created our special Basil Ice Cream w/Prickly Pear Syrup Sundae with a side Toasted Almond Butter Biscotti for you to enjoy these Dog Days of Summer!

Remembering When the SuperFrost Knocked Out ALL the Eggplant Blossoms in MX?

Hard to believe that only four short months ago the absolute temps were in the negative teens, the wind chills were below minus 30' F and that the icy grope of winter reached all the way to Mexico devastating crops below the Rio Grande. Eggplant and squash blossoms were annihilated and the price of eggplant jumped from $16.50 in mid-January to over $72 for the same quantity. Zucchini was gone.

Twenty Years Later & It's Still a Gardens' Fave!

The most classic Greek beverage after eons of Retsina, the Nes Frappe is Greece's choice for leisurely afternoon conversations hiding out under the ubiquitous umbrellas lining all the taverna and waterfronts.