floating bridge

August 25, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont and a Floating Bridge

A rainy day like today reminds me of board games, jigsaw puzzles, and crafts; reading a whole book ( or two) in one sitting; baking cookies or sewing a new skirt; knitting/crocheting; making homemade soup. Chilly rain that smells like … Continue reading

July 7, 2014
by Mimi Holtz

Mimi Avocado and Friends’ Ultimate Summer Ice Cream Giveaway!

It’s summertime and guess where I am?   Vermont!  Today is one of the most perfect summer days I have seen in a long time…so my mother, daughter, and I drove out to the Bragg Farm in East Montpelier to … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by Mimi Holtz

Fresh Figs and Walnuts Glazed with Maple Syrup…on Ice Cream!

My grandfather had one fig tree in the back yard of the home where my mother grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi.  My mother still remembers picking a perfectly ripe fig and popping it into her mouth when she was a … Continue reading

August 1, 2013
by Mimi Holtz

Burrata: A Demonstration by Domenico Marchitelli of Maplebrook Farm

I will admit that until a few weeks ago I had never heard of burrata.  This dreamy sphere of fresh mozzarella stuffed with a decadent creamy filling originated in Puglia, Italy.  The story goes that cheese makers needed a way … Continue reading

July 23, 2013
by Mimi Holtz

Vermont Cheesemakers Festival at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont

The 5th annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival was held on July 21, 2013 and for the first time, I was able to go!  This event sells out every year, so I ordered my ticket online before I left California.  The day … Continue reading

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