The "Healthy Food Summit" sponsored by the "Healthy Food, Healthy Lives"

The two day seminar, Monday at the U of M, Tuesday at the Landscape Arboretum was a flush success. Sponsored by the Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute and the Landscape Arboretum, the problem of making local, sustainable, and all-natural food available to all sectors of society was the focus of lectures, panel discussions, power point presentations and small group discussions. Food Corps! The nascent gov sponsored effort with the same end, was the take-away, embraceable commitment.

It's a GIRL! A Sprinkling for Laura in a Beautiful Venue!

Close friends and family members celebrated the anticipated arrival of Ellie Caliope on Saturday. Only the scattered rose petals remained on the table.

Symposia. A Series, XI. Wed, Oct 26 with ZORAN!

Zoran Mojsilov, resident artist with an international reputation, and his pig, Romanof, will be Guest Presenters at our next Symposia. A Series! Join us for this special event. Limit 45. $35/pp. RSVP's are required for this chef-driven, four-course, wine-paired, family-style meal.

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!