The JOTW Virtual Potluck update for 30 August
The big Virtual Feast is spread out and we’re all enjoying it, hosted by Jack Duggan in southern Oregon’s “hidebound hills, home of Forest Creek Studios, snugly tucked between Timber Mountain and Mount Isabelle.” You are welcome, of course. Hope you can bring something to share to our “Stone Soup” sort of event, which is a metaphor for what JOTW is all about, everybody bringing a little something to share for the betterment of all.
Don’t forget to check out the other offerings posted on Aug. 25, 27, and 29, at www.nedsjotw.com.
*** From Marti:
Ned: Does Beth's Sour Cream Pound Cake come with defrib paddles? While all this sounds great, I can't imaging someone eating “just one” serving. Yum.
*** From Jessi Franko:
Ed, I HEART YOU!!!
Yes! I love the idea of the virtual potluck! It's brilliant!
*** From Amanda Richards:
What fun! A picnic just isn't complete without watermelon, so I'll bring several. As an added bonus, daring souls can have a seed-spitting contest afterwards!
(How far can you do it? Do you spit like a girl?)
I have never attempted such a feat, so I really can't say. I leave such things to the experts. 🙂
*** From Chris Walker:
My sister, Amy Halm, sent me this fun email. I have copied all the recipes! I live in Michigan and would like to let Kathy McHale know that the best sweet cornbread comes from Uhlianuk's farm in North Branch, MI. I bought some this morning at the Farmers Market and plan to make her peach trifle this week. Hope you all have fun with your potluck!!
*** Kathy replies:
Hope you enjoy it! Ned, we should put out a 2008 Potluck Cookbook…
*** From Laura Perry:
Ned — all of the great wonderful cooks and recipes made me think that I'll just keep it simple.
With summer coming to an end, I will share the bountiful harvest of heirloom tomatoes and green beans directly from the Sunday Hollywood Farmer's Market (where celeb spotting is fun among the produce).
I think I'll keep the tomatoes simple — they have so much flavor on their own. Two large plates — one sliced for addition to those fabulous burgers (turkey, meat or veggie) and one with a sprinkling of good olive oil and some fresh basil.
The green beans will be tossed with balsamic vinegar and roasted hazelnuts.
Ann – I can borrow a few deviled egg trays from my mom so no need to purchase extra.
*** From Kim A. Hanson, ABC:
I think you may have an IABC cookbook in the making….
Happy Labor Day
Kim A. Hanson, ABC
*** From Barbara Puffer, ABC:
Well, I already sent along my mexi-mush dip early on with the photo fresh from the oven. But now, my husband Tom wants to come along. He's the shellfish warden and harbormaster here …after an early retirement from a company that's now part of AT&T. Anyway, we took our boat to one of the better recreational grounds here (there are many) — along with our nephew and two friends (9, 12, and 14) — to do some clamming and got 100 or so of all sizes. Obviously those big quohogs are the chowda ones here in the northeast — yes, even in Connecticut. The rest are used in other recipes and eaten raw.
Now, with my seafood allergy I don't eat a one of these but I'm a great potato cutter. So, his huge pot of natural Rhode Island style (no cream or tomato) is done and simmering on the stove. We've bought some disposable soup cups and spoons and some oyster crackers. Who'd like a cup?
Here's the photo of Tom and the kids clamming.
Barbara Puffer, MA, Accredited Business Communicator
Puffer Public Relations Strategies
(Check out Tom’s clam rake at http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/TheJOTWVirtualPotluck.)
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