Alexandra LePauloue has worked in professional kitchens and food media, but she now finds her most inspired role as a teacher and home cook. She will share her talents with us at the first Sunflower Farm Cooking Workshop this winter.
The short days of winter can be tough on the spirit. So we will use the power of food and drink to makes these dark days glow a little brighter. Maine is the perfect place to embrace the Scandinavian concept of hygge – the simple art of creating coziness – by sharing meals with friends and family.
Arrive at dark to visit with the goats in the barn. It is a sweet time of night when the sleepy herd rests illuminated by Christmas lights. Some will be almost 3 months pregant at this time, so you can give them a little good luck rub!
Then we'll head inside by the woodstove where together, we will channel the warmth of Sunflower Farm and use the phenomenal ingredients of Maine to create a festive spread of nibbles that can be prepared with and then lingered over with good company.
Imagine diving into thick slices of olive bread, roasted shrimp with aïoli, smoked salmon tart with horseradish cream, bittersweet winter salad, and dark chocolate rum mousse.
More details about the menu will be shared in January!
Head home with recipe cards, a cozy memory and inspiration for amazing winter gatherings in the months ahead.