Thanksgiving has come and gone, so now it’s time to get back to a somewhat normal eating routine. But it is hard to resist that last slice of pecan pie or the stuffing hiding behind the leftover cranberry sauce.
You don’t have to eat until you burst this week, but you can still enjoy a country wine special, experiment with new seasonal recipes, and holiday shop for your all your foodie friends. Keep reading for more great events and activities!
Finish Your (Local) Holiday Shopping
Forget Cyber Monday. Pick out some really unique and local gifts for the foodie in your life. Your friend doesn’t need another coffee mug or scarf. What she does need is a cheese board with some amazing local cheeses, or handcrafted utensils, or creative preserves made with local ingredients, or artisanal chocolates.
Want more local gift ideas? See our post, Gifts for the foodie in your life.
Christmas in the Country at Four Sisters Winery
Just a bit outside county lines is Four Sisters Winery in Belvidere, NJ (Warren County), and happening right now and into December is their Christmas in the Country Trail event. The winery will be open seven days a week starting November 27, and you can visit three of Warren County’s most unique farms all within five minutes of each other. This includes, Wyckoff’s Christmas Tree Farm, Mackey’s Orchard & Bakery, and Four Sisters Winery.
With a $5 purchase at each farm receive three stickers, and at your final stop, you will receive a beautiful pair of Christmas in the Country Trail embossed wine glasses. Find more information here.
Bring that perfect bottle of wine to one of these BYOB spots in Bucks County and nearby counties.
Good People, Good Pizza – Liberty Hall Pizza Night
This Sunday, December 2!
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
We still have a few seats left for this fun and delicious evening at Liberty Hall Pizza in Lambertville. This isn’t just any pizza. Authentic Neapolitan, wood-fired, and made with local, fresh ingredients. Owner Chris Bryan will make special pizzas just for us, as well as their new soup and special salads (menu here) and even a dessert pizza. And the people! Interesting, open and fun – bring old friends and meet new ones. For more details and to register, please click here.
Post Thanksgiving Recipes
The Thanksgiving leftovers are all gone, and now it’s time to think about getting on a normal eating schedule (you know, the kind that doesn’t involve eating mashed potatoes straight from the refrigerator…). If you are looking for lighter meals that incorporate a lot of fresh and local ingredients, look no further. Check out these editor picks for seasonal late fall and early winter recipes:
- Tuscan White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard: Tuscan home cooking is always seasonal and beans have long-held a prominent place on the regional table, especially during the colder months when the kitchen garden is bare. Bring it to your dinner table this week and warm up the whole house with hardier greens and fresh garlic.
- Curried Butternut Squash Soup: A somewhat spicier take on a winter classic, this curried butternut squash soup is warming and healthy and the flavors are virtually endless.
- Mashed Root Vegetables: You probably had your fair share of mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, so this week, opt for root vegetables like turnips and carrots for a mix of flavors — and a terrific side dish!
And, for more details on any of our food calendar events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County, or click the “continue reading” link below.
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Bucks County Taste Dinner Club Upcoming Events
In the works…
The Farm Cooking School – Save the date for a five-course meal sourced from Roots to River Farm and other nearby farms. Chefs Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman will also demonstrate some of the dishes before we eat! Saturday, April 7, 6 pm. Details to follow. SAVE THE DATE!
James & Jamie – Local restaurateur and chef James Seward (Bowman’s Tavern, Bowman’s North) and Jamie Hollander (Jamie Hollander Gourmet) are teaming up to make us one wonderful dinner. (Winter 2018)
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm (Winter 2018)
For more details on any of these events, please go to our full calendar, Food Events in Bucks County.
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