Ohio Festivals September 27- 30, 2018

September 26, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 27-30, 2018 55th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

September 28-29, 2018 Annual Ohio Swiss Festival – Sugarcreek, Ohio
Held in Sugarcreek, the Little Switzerland of Ohio, with parades, queen pageant, musical entertainment, rides, 5K Swiss Cheese Chase, cheese auction, cheese making contest, Steintossen stone throwing, yodeling Swiss cheese eating and Swiss costume contests. Sample award-winning wine & cheese from our local artisans throughout the festival.
http://www.ohioswissfestival.com/

September 29, 2018 36th Annual Country Applefest – Lebanon, Ohio
The Warren County Fairgrounds in Lebanon will be filled with homemade crafts, great food and entertainment. Enter the apple bake off contest.
http://www.countryapplefest.com/

September 29-30, 2018 55th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

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Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 23, 2018 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Grapes……..

Serve Grapes cool, rather than at room temperature. Then to store Grapes wrap a paper towel around a Grape cluster and slide it into a plastic bag. Leave the bag open. Store it in the fridge.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 13, 2018 at 7:34 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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The Raisin…….

Raisins pack more nutrition than their small size might indicate. When grapes are dehydrated to produce raisins, the nutrients become more concentrated, making a handful of raisins a snack rich in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Besides nutrients, raisins are also a good source of carbohydrates for energy

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

December 12, 2017 at 6:31 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Did you know that Raisins………..

Raisins pack more nutrition than their small size might indicate. When grapes are dehydrated to produce raisins, the nutrients become more concentrated, making a handful of raisins a snack rich in B vitamins, iron and potassium. Besides nutrients, raisins are also a good source of carbohydrates for energy.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 24, 2017 at 5:22 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Grapes………

 

Wrap bunches of Grapes loosely in newsprint, and keep them in the dark. For a tasty treat, freeze whole grapes and snack on them straight from the freezer.

Ohio Festivals Sept. 19-24, 2017

September 20, 2017 at 5:20 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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September 19-23, 2017 Apple Week – Sauder Village, Archbold, Ohio
Fall is the favorite season for many in the Midwest, and what better way to welcome in the season with a week dedicated to apples. Sauder Village will be highlighting this fall fruit throughout the week with special apple-themed recipes in our historic homes and hands-on activities. Visitors will also be able to visit our 130 year-old cider mill-it’s a guest favorite! On Friday and Saturday guests can join us for a day of apple butter making! Watch us schnitz and stir our way through a batch of delicious apple butter. Sneak a sample fresh from the kettle and make this harvesting tradition one of your family’s own!

https://saudervillage.org/classes-events

 

September 21-24, 2017 54th Annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
Barnesville, Ohio
The Barnesville Pumpkin Festival has become a tradition for families and friends who come each year to enjoy one of Ohio’s oldest and most popular festivals. Always held during the last full weekend in September, the Festival includes four days of fun-filled contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. The festival started in 1963 in the basement of the Catholic Church and has has evolved from a small street fair to a premier event with visitors attending from all over the United States. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.
http://www.barnesvillepumpkinfestival.com/

 

September 22-23, 2017 Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic
Cincinnati, Ohio
A celebration of the Midwest through grand tastings, demos, wine seminars, competitions, after parties and more. A portion of proceeds will go to the Freestore Foodbank, the event’s non-profit partner.
https://www.cincinnatifoodandwineclassic.com/

 

September 23-24, 2017 38th Annual Germantown Pretzel Festival
Germantown, Ohio
Fall festival held on the fourth full weekend in September, since 1980, featuring handcrafts, good food, and free entertainment with live music & shows, baked goods & pretzels!
http://pretzelfestival.com/live/

 

September 23-24, 2017 54th Geneva Grape Jamboree – Geneva, Ohio
Celebrates the harvesting of the local grapes. Taste freshly squeezed grape juice, wine, and various other grape products. All grand-stand entertainment, including the grape stomping contest, is free. Miss Grapette is featured in the two giant parades each afternoon. Rides, crafts, food, and other concessions pack the downtown streets during this grape filled weekend.
http://www.grapejamboree.com/

 

September 24, 2017 – Taste of Yesteryear – Peninsula, Ohio
At Hale Farm & Village 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Festival will showcase circa 1900 foods prepared over open wood flame, charcoal, or on potbellied stoves. Individual Chef’s, restaurants and organizations around Northeast Ohio will share their turn-of-the-century creations. Step back in time at as you roam the grounds of Hale Farm & Village, a 200-year-old family farm, now an outdoor living history museum, nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Experience the tastes, smells and lifestyle of early residents of the Cuyahoga Valley. Proceeds from the event will fund the Rotary’s community service programs.
http://tasteofyesteryear.com/

Diabetic Dish of the Week – ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS

September 5, 2017 at 5:42 AM | Posted in diabetes, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS. Shrimp, Grapes, and Spices combine to make this week’s recipe! It’s only 190 calories and 12 carbs per serving. It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website which has a large selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes like this week’s ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS recipe. Plus don’t forget you can subscribe to the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine also. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

ZAHTAR SHRIMP AND GRAPE KABOBS

Zahtar is a Middle Eastern spice blend which is made with dried thyme, toasted sesame seeds, ground sumac, and salt. Zahtar is the type of spice blend that varies from family to family, and versions of it can be found in the international aisle of many grocery stores and supermarkets.

Grapes of all colors – red, green and black – are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. At just 90 calories per serving, they also contain no fat, no cholesterol and virtually no sodium. A grape-enriched diet helped protect against metabolic brain decline in Alzheimer’s-related areas of the brain, according to research from the University of California-Los Angeles. You can find more healthy grape recipes at Grapes from California. You can reduce the amount of sodium in this dish by 100mg per serving by cutting out the sea salt.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons zahtar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
36-40 large shrimp (about 2 pounds), shelled and deveined
1 cup whole green California grapes
1 cup whole red California grapes
Directions

1 – In medium bowl, combine zahtar, garlic, thyme, vinegar, honey, salt, pepper and olive oil. Whisk to combine. Add shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or up to 4 hours.
2 – Thread shrimp and grapes onto skewers. Heat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
3 – Grill skewers, turning once, until shrimp are lightly charred and cooked through and grapes are caramelized but firm, about 2-3 minutes per side.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 190
Calories from fat: 53
Fat: 6 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Fiber: 1 grams
Sodium: 870 miligrams
Cholesterol: 180 miligrams
Protein: 20 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams

https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipe/zahtar-shrimp-and-grape-kabobs

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PASTRAMI and FENNEL SALAD

August 30, 2017 at 5:14 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PASTRAMI and FENNEL SALAD. Made with Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami along with Lettuce, Grapes, Fennel, and Parmesan Reggiano Cheese. Also included is a recipe for a Vinaigrette. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami along with all the other cuts of Wild Idea Buffalo all at the Wild Idea website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

PASTRAMI and FENNEL SALAD
Super refreshing, while super satisfying and the ingredient combo is oh-so-delicious.

Salad Ingredients: (Serves 4)
1 – head butter lettuce or 4 handfuls spring mix
4 – ounces Wild Idea Buffalo Pastrami (about half the package)
1 – cup grapes, halved
¼ – cup fresh fennel, shaved or finely diced
2 – ounces Parmesan Reggiano, shaved

Vinaigrette Ingredients:
¼ – cup white wine vinegar
1 – teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel or fennel powder
½ – teaspoon salt
½ – teaspoon black pepper
½ – cup olive oil

Preparation:

1 – Slice pastrami into ribbons, about two slices per person
2 – Divide greens onto plates and top other salad ingredients.
3 – Place all vinaigrette ingredients into blender and blend until incorporated.
4 – Drizzle salad greens with vinaigrette and give each salad a grind of fresh cracked pepper.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pastrami-fennel-salad

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 5, 2017 at 4:57 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Here’s a grape buying hint……..

 

Before buying grapes, shake the bunch gently. The grapes should stay on the stem. If a few fall off, the branch is not fresh.

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

July 3, 2017 at 5:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Love those Grapes……..

 

Storing Grapes – Wrap bunches of grapes loosely in newsprint, and keep them in the dark. For a tasty treat, freeze whole grapes and snack on them straight from the freezer.

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