Thursday Tidbits: Colorful Harvest

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Alexandra Dimodica


A new perspective on a CSA delight
Cooking the Seasons blogger gives CSA members a way to use their zucchini – no need to swap this veggie!  

Colorful Bites
Rainbow chard provides more than an artful dash of color to dinner. Tiny Urban Kitchen blogger knows this, and with this Italian rainbow chard salad recipe, you will, too.

Good news for locals with a sweet tooth
Visit Boston’s Back Bay on September 4th for a chance to stroll through the neighborhood and visit famous and lesser-known chocolate haunts with your Boston Chocolate Tours guides.

Celebrate Seasoning
Garlic isn’t just for warding off vampires this summer. Check out the 15th Annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival on September 4th & 5th for garlic and herb tastes and education. There will even be a game of garlic golf.

A Libation Education
On September 9th, at the Top Shelf Cocktail Class at L’Espalier in Boston, sommelier Kate Moore will  teach you a thing or two about your favorite cocktails, with sips and small delicious bites for all. The night’s theme? Ratpacks and Mad Men II, and this means 60’s records and cocktails. Also, watch out for the September 23rd edition, featuring cocktail night Great Gatsby style.

Ahoy Oysters
If you love oysters and want to enjoy a weekend by the sea, go to the Norwalk Seaport Association’s 33rd Oyster Festival September 10th through 12th – food demonstrations, environmental exhibits, music, harbor cruises, and oysters for all! 

A Star-filled Dinner
On September 17, 2010, local food and a selection of wines will greet dinner guests at Rose’s Berry Farm during the Harvest Dinner Under the Stars in South Glastonbury, CT.

Iced coffee, with a twist
Cold-brewed iced coffee is a popular new favorite in the local scene. This technique removes some of the favored beverage’s acidity and adds a smooth and rich essence. Try it around town or make it at home while the weather is still hot.


Food Talk
Indiana Public Media’s “Earth Eats” shares its “Must-See TED Talks About Sustainable Food.”  Tune in and then eat up.