Tomato Avalanche

Tomato Avalanche

We’re finally on the brink of the much anticipated tomato avalanche. Months of preparation and anxiety over late blight has brought us to the place we’ve been waiting for since last fall when frost finally took the patch to the great compost pile in the sky.

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{name} Posted by Tony Ricci on 07/17, 2012 at 08:44 AM

Tags: farm | tomatoes |

The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market: Cocktails, Okra, and Kohlrabi

The Learning Kitchen at the Boalsburg Farmers Market: Cocktails, Okra, and Kohlrabi

On Tuesday, July 10th, a crowd gathered at the Boalsburg Farmers Market for the second Learning Kitchen event. Sc’Eric Horner, beverage manager at Fuji & Jade Garden, demonstrated how to make “cocktails from the garden.” And Nate Bruny, executive sous chef at Zola New World Bistro, showed how to make several dishes from market fresh vegetables.

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{name} Posted by Cara McShane on 07/16, 2012 at 10:37 AM

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Wine and Cheese Fundamentals

Wine and Cheese Fundamentals

Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery held its second (sold-out!) wine and cheese pairing event, “Wine and Cheese Fundamentals,” on June 30th. The event was led by Jamie Ryan, a central Pennsylvania native and Penn State graduate. Jamie is a wine consultant with a distinguished fifteen year career in wine sales, purchasing, and education and brings with her a comprehensive knowledge of the wine industry from vineyard to the table. The class enjoyed a casual evening of guided wine and cheese pairings and an interactive discussion of the connection between them. Here, Jamie shares with us her insights on the topic:

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{name} Posted by Linda Weaver on 07/13, 2012 at 01:27 PM

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The Great Coffee Adventure: Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe in State College

The Great Coffee Adventure: Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe in State College

Webster’s Bookstore & Cafe has been around for years and years. Longer than I’ve been a coffee-lover, but definitely during the years when I was a book-lover. I treasure hunted through their shelves several times and obtained some interesting vintage children’s novels (my favorite kind!) to add to my overflowing home collection. I also obtained a beautiful hard cover version of The Complete Poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Webster’s disappeared from the State College area for a little while when they had to move from their downtown location, then into and out of another location (where the Callao Cafe is now located!). But they have finally found a perfect space to combine book-browsing and cafe-eating for State College patrons.

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{name} Posted by Naomi Elle Schwartz on 07/10, 2012 at 10:26 AM

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