Destination Oceania Gala

The Juniper Spoon had the pleasure of catering  the  Athens Arts Gallery gala fundraiser on April 14 in Crawfordsville.  We love working with this annual event,  which features a geographic region each year and allows us to experiment with international flavors! This year's theme was a tour of Oceanic cuisine comprising five areas: Palau and Micronesia; New Zealand and Australia; Nauru and the Marshall Islands; French Polynesia, Kiribati, Tonga, and Fiji; and Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. 

Harvest Moon Ball

Native Hoosiers and Transplants Alike!

Dress up in your best threads (from any era!), put on your dancing shoes, and come celebrate Indiana's Bicentennial at the Harvest Moon Ball at the Masonic Temple in Crawfordsville on October 8.

The Juniper Spoon will be serving up General Lew Wallace's favorite Hoosier hors d'oeuvres, and we'll all be snapping our fingers to the City Swing Band.

What: Bicentennial Harvest Moon, sponsored by the Montgomery County Historical Society
Where: Masonic Temple, 221 Washington St., Crawfordsville, IN
When: October 8, 2016
Time: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 per person (proceeds benefit the MCHS educational program) 
Contact: 765-362-3416

we Gather. Stone Creek Lodge


Just a few days ago, we gathered at Stone Creek Lodge for a grand opening celebration. Located just down the road this beauty is tucked away in the Southern part of our county. Nestled in the woods, the lodge is filled with a modern, rustic charm.  Large windows bring the open view to the inside. The wrap around balcony is a happy way to enjoy the country breeze. Weddings, business events, family celebrations, Stone Creek Lodge is a happy spot to gather! Take a drive and visit this new spot! 

Congrats!!

how to love. Mr & Mrs.

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." `Emily Bronte

We had the honor of sharing time with the new couple, their families and friends on the eve of their marriage. The Tannenbaum Center filled with those gathering around a table, sharing food, laughter and we can't forget all the love. It is how we often start down a new path. Getting to sit back and watch it all unfold is a sweet part of what we do. Stephen and Sam, we wish you much happiness! 

from the window. Nurture.

Our farm catches many stories each day. The birds are chirping in this fresh spring air, the chicks pop around the yard along the soft greens, looking for bits to nibble on. Our long lane greets the yellow bus who delivers a love, home safely. The big window at the front of our kitchen catches most of these stories. We stand at the counter chopping, kneading and gazing.   So when you look out and spy such an gorgeous nest. It allows you to stop and take in a very different kind of event. A nurturing nest, lined with soft green moss that has been collected and carefully placed along the twigs and stems. A gentle place allowing those 5 to grow. It is just another one of those stories that unfolds on our farm. We love getting to discover each of these along the way. And so thankful that we have remembered to look out and look up.   

Our farm catches many stories each day. The birds are chirping in this fresh spring air, the chicks pop around the yard along the soft greens, looking for bits to nibble on. Our long lane greets the yellow bus who delivers a love, home safely. The big window at the front of our kitchen catches most of these stories. We stand at the counter chopping, kneading and gazing. 

So when you look out and spy such an gorgeous nest. It allows you to stop and take in a very different kind of event. A nurturing nest, lined with soft green moss that has been collected and carefully placed along the twigs and stems. A gentle place allowing those 5 to grow. It is just another one of those stories that unfolds on our farm. We love getting to discover each of these along the way. And so thankful that we have remembered to look out and look up.

 

we Gather. A Night in China.

Saturday night we gathered with our community, supporting our local arts for the Athens Arts Gala. The Masonic Temple took on the colors and scents of China. Deep reds, splashed with greens of bamboo on the tables. Students from the college shared their beautiful calligraphy and musical talents. 

Our days tend to be so busy, getting to slow down and have time with our friends is a nice reminder that working together as a community is a sweet way to spend an evening.

Athens Arts creates opportunities for our local artists to display their work and also provides educational enrichment programs for the community. Please be sure to stop by and take it all in! 

try this. Green Beer.

In the spirit of our brother's and sister's of Ireland, we thought it is only appropriate to add our spin to the Green Beer. But who wants to use green dye filled with...who knows what is in that little bottle. So we put our organic thinking caps on and pondered what could be used in place of a dye. We need a natural dye -- Parsley!

Did you know that natural foods are full of color. They have been used as colorants when dying cloth, papers, eggs and now our beloved PBR. 

So if you are find yourself in a pinch this St. Patricks Day and you are looking for some green look in your fridge, it is probably right there in your crisper drawer. 

try this. 
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Organic Green Beer
(the parsley makes it organic.)

1 16oz can PBR
organic parsley
1 chilled pilsner glass or ball jar
juicer or blender
mesh strainer

-Run one hand full of parsley through your juicer.
if using a blender, add just a little water to the mix.
(pour juice thru strainer.)

- pour 1oz of green juice into a pilsner glass.

- tilt glass to the side and slow pour your PBR. 

So to each of you today, whether you are a true Irishman or one at heart. Slainte!