August 1, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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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
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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

July 22, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Visits Cabot Creamery in Cabot, Vermont

Last Saturday I drove out to Cabot, Vermont to see the Cabot Creamery.  It has been many years since I’ve been there…33 to be exact.  The last time I went to Cabot was in 1981 when my then-boyfriend had come … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
by Mimi Holtz
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From California to Vermont: Avocados are the Perfect Gift!

It’s amazing to know that the avocados in that box were still on the trees in California on Monday morning…and today is Wednesday, and they have arrived by mail in Vermont. !  And today I’m in Vermont too! I know … Continue reading

July 27, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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A Once in a Lifetime Adventure at Simon Pearce in Quechee, Vermont

  I have always wanted to eat at the Simon Pearce restaurant in Quechee, Vermont, having seen photographs  of their terrace room, right next to  the falls near the covered bridge,  with the idyllic hills in the background.    After leaving … Continue reading

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