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Outstanding in the Field + Ideas for a Happy 4th June 30, 2011

Filed under: how to make it,where to eat it — chezdesblog @ 12:52 am
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This past weekend, we attended an Outstanding in the Field dinner in Northern California. Drenched in sunshine, the Baia Nacchia farm served as host to some 130-odd diners under the stars. These events are a wonderful way to connect with food, farmers, and the great outdoors. After a guided tour of the farm, we were served a four-course meal prepared by a local chef and his team. Among other interesting things, I learned that Sweet Alyssum is used in organic farming to control pests. They host dinners all across the country, so check it out. Fresh, delicious, and educational – it doesn’t get much better than that!

In preparation for the long weekend, I am searching my recipes for good potluck fare. Some of my recommendations for wowing friends and family with healthy eats include Broccoli Apple Salad, Zesty Coleslaw, Curried Potato SaladSoba Noodle Salad, Pea Salad, Tabouli, or a Summer Squash Salad. For grilling, try Grilled Cheddar Cornmeal Cakes or one of these tasty burger recipes. Top it all off with a seasonal fruit crisp or Basil-Blackberry Crumble. Have a great weekend!

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One Response to “Outstanding in the Field + Ideas for a Happy 4th”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Hi Kristen,
    Thanks for the post. So glad you had a good time, it was a beautiful day! For any folks who may be planning a trip across the pond, Outstanding in the Field is doing our first European tour in September. Six stops for dinners in Ireland, Wales, Denmark, Holland, Spain and Italy! Good, farm-fresh food in many languages :) All best ~ Lisa, Outstanding in the Field


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