Earthfest 2010 – Honoring the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

3 Min.

We were delighted to join forces again with several local businesses to bring you our second annual Earthfest.  First up, appetizers and drinks with chef & owner Stephen Pfingst of David’s Tavern (a neighbor of ours!).  Stephen prepared and demonstrated Grilled Cheese Slider with organic cheddar, house-cured jalapeno bacon, hot house tomatoes and lemon aioli; Classic Spanakopita; and Yellow Fin Tuna au Poivre on peasant crustini with wasabi creme fraiche and micro greens.  Yum!

Saturday night we were joined by Chef Mike Fraser of Not Your Average Joe’s who prepared Caprese Crostini with organic Roma tomatoes, organic fresh mozzarella, baguette, fresh basil, & balsamic glaze; Green Tomatillo Gazpacho with organic tomatillos, vegetable stock, garlic, red peppers, and red onion (served cold); followed by (my favorite!) strawberry shortcake with organic strawberries, sugar, organic shortbread biscuit served with fresh organic whipped cream.  Delicious!

Bill Barksdale, manager of New England Wine & Spirits, paired both menus with Badger Mountain organic wines – Badger Pure Red and Badger Pure White both packaged in environmentally-friendly boxes.  Both proved very popular!

Sunday we had a leisurely morning with several visitors who were treated to Newburyport’s Chococoa Baking Co.’s outrageously good & signature whoopie pies – all made with organic ingredients – soft chocolate biscuits filled with peppermint, coconut, ginger, vanilla, raspberry, or espresso creams.  To die for!

We hope you will join us for a visit soon in the Studio – stay tuned for our new cooking class series and/or keep us in mind for all interior custom cabinetry & furniture needs.  Or simply drop in for a friendly conversation.