VILLAGE ARTISANS, 6367 STATE ST. P.O. 81, GARDEN, MI 906-644-2025, firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite the winter like weather we had a great turn-out for the Annual Open House. Everyone enjoyed the new look, new art/crafts, door prizes, food and the best of all seeing friends who were out of town over the winter.
OPEN HOUSE at the Garden Gallery is Thursday May 23, 2013 from 5-8pm. Enjoy an evening of snacks and desserts while shopping. Door prizes are donated by local artists. Or you may be the lucky winner of a $50 gift certificate donated by the Gallery.
SPAGHETTI DINNER at the Garden Community Center is the same evening from 4-8pm. Get out and support the Big Bay de Noc Girls Basketball Team and Cheerleaders. They will be serving spaghetti, salad, rolls and a beverage for $7.00.
Come on out and enjoy the evening with family and friends.
Our next gathering will be on April 25 at St. John's Hall, 5pm.
I thought "Bring Spring" would be a hopeful theme. Can you believe all the snow!!
We're going to wish Spring into coming with our fun and healthy Spring dishes even though it looks more like a winter wonderland out there. Maybe in two weeks most of the snow will have melted.
I hope you can join us for another evening of great food, friends and conversation. If you would like to demonstrate or tell us about a special recipe, just let me know. Demos always welcome!
Can't bring a dish this time? That's just fine, we'd enjoy your company and there's always enough to go around. Bring friends and neighbors too. Hope to see you and if you can, please let me know if you'll be coming. Ruth Craig, 644-3534.
On Wednesdays in March you will knit your own pair of socks under the guidance of our instructor. You will be meeting on March 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 10am to noon in the back room of the Village Artisans. It is a free workshop. Please register by calling Ruth at 906-644-3534. You will be given instructions when you register. Ruth states there is plenty of needles and yarn if you need, so register and knit your own socks!
Hi Happy Cooks and Eaters: Hope your Holidays were nice and your new year is beginning happily.
It's good to be back with you in the UP. We will gather again on Thursday, January 24, 5 to 7:00, in St. John's Hall.
Our theme for the New Year will be New recipes and dishes. If you can, try
out a new recipe to share with us...or one you haven't shared yet. Be
daring! It's fun to use us guinea pigs for something new! We're friendly
tasters, kindly critics and like it all! If you aren't able to cook this
time, please join us for the food and fellowship with great people.
I hope to see you there. Bring friends and neighbors.
Any questions, just give me a call (644-3534). Ruth
What a wonderful evening it was last night! Twenty one hardy souls ventured out in the cold to enjoy a warm evening of yummy food and congenial conversation. Thanks to our creative cooks we dined on Stomboli, Bolivian stew with quinoa, mostoccoli, Make-a-Meal soup, Mother's scalloped potatoes, crab puffs and crab cakes, cannoli bean and cabbage saute', bulgar, cornbread and honey-wheat rolls for our entree' buffet. (There were so many different dishes, forgive me if I've overlooked a few in my recollection). The desserts were equally delicious with lemon cake, German orange cookies, popcorn balls, brownies, lemon ice-box dessert, pretzel cookies, plus gobs of whipped cream. Thanks to the many kind hands helping with setup and cleanup. We all went home happily sated before the next snowfall!
Our next event will take place on Thursday, February 28 at St. John's. We will share ideas for Easter Brunch (which comes in March this year). The last time we did brunch a few years ago it was a popular evening....maybe we'll get a nice crowd again this year. Be sure to invite your friends.
Below is our schedule through next December:
Thursdays, 2/28, 4/25 (none on May 23, but you are welcome to bring something to the Gallery Opening), 6/27, 7/25, (none in August unless requested), 9/26, 10/24, (none on Thanksgiving Day) and 12/12. Thank you, everyone, for making Garden Gourmets such a delightful gathering each month. Ruth Craig