Slow Food Foothills holiday cheer and a warming tree gatheringPublished 10:26am Monday, November 26, 2012
The holidays are almost here and Slow Food Foothills wants to celebrate with good cheer.
Join Slow Food Foothills for a holiday potluck gathering at the Orchard Inn in Saluda, Sunday, Dec. 2, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The food theme is “Befores and Afters” so bring your party platters in finger-sized servings of appetizers or desserts. Holiday spirited – beverage recipes and after-dinner warm drinks are also an option (please have pre-mixed with small sampling cups to pass.)
Those attending are asked once again to bring their own place settings and a description of their dish noting anything local.
Categories encouraged include: sweet, savory, meat, vegetarian, vegan, nut-based, and so on. The group will have fun deciding on its favorite dip, canapé, bar, cookie, tart, cupcake, eggnog or green Grinch.
The group will also decorate a warming tree with donated hats, mittens, scarves, gloves, socks, and so on (new or next to new unwrapped and attached to the tree with clothes pins) or gift-wrap a larger donated item like robe or blanket for under the tree. Please label content and size when doing so.
This finished Slow Food Foothills warming tree will be donated to Thermal Belt Outreach Ministrees, who will also accept a “slow food” drive for their pantries. Fresh produce, bags of fruit, nuts, whole-grains, healthy prepared foods, and so on are all manageable by the ministry’s distribution system.
The Orchard Inn, www.orchardinn.com, is beautifully decorated this time of year and innkeepers Marianne and Mark Blazar are graciously opening their doors for this convivial gathering that honors slow food for warm bellies and warm wearing for those in need.
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– article submitted by Jo Rytter