Week two: Hello Fresh redux

prosciutto wrapped chicken with truffled mushroom risotto

Delicious and maybe the best risotto I have made. Beginning with the garlic and shallot and the slow addition of stock,  and finishing with mushrooms and herb butter made a rich creamy texture, and each bite is loaded with flavors.

We added nasturtiums for a tasty garnish. The serving size was generous and we will enjoy it a second time for lunch.

Hello fresh!

Gorgeous Greens Farro Bowl. Easy to prepare and delicious!

Grape harvest season seemed like the perfect time to return to a home meal delivery plan. We had tried Hello Fresh this past winter along with a few others, and found their plans to be most consistently satisfying.  Ingredients arrive in great condition and we appreciate the information about the sources. I am happy to cook and it is a real treat to have the components delivered to our door. Everything I need to prepare nutritious meals without making a shopping list

Vineyard Bathing

                         

It’s not exactly a bath, but the effect may be felt all over the body. This time of year – mid-September through mid-October – the aroma in America’s Grape Country is powerful and when you walk in the vineyard it is true immersion. Morning and evening can be the times when the fragrance is most intense, but if you are just driving through the Lake Erie Grape Region you can experience the effect. Roll down your windows and take a deep breath in .. aaaaahhh .. the fragrance washes over you and the effect is almost intoxicating ..  scent is a powerful receptor and keeper of memories …you may choose to pursue another level (moderation is recommended!) of intoxication by seeking the fermented results … but a simple inhalation may produce a satisfying result.

Ready for a vineyard bath?  Let’s take a stroll through the Concord grapes at Trolley Line Vineyards.

 

Farming for Fitness Yoga

Join me for Farming for Fitness Yoga
Thursday mornings, 8 A.M. , beginning June 8.

Trolley Line Vineyards, Ltd.   11480 East Main Road  North East PA

Our practice may take us out to the vineyard and into the gardens, and shelter is available in case of inclement weather.

enjoy the vineyard view ..

Classes will continue for ten weeks, concluding on August 10. $10/class, and a portion of the fee will contribute to the North East Arts Council door and window Fund.

call or email with any questions

Deb Phillips   814.725.4757  yogabones3@gmail.com

please note: classes will be outdoors; there are dogs on site

Farm Fresh Yoga Brunch

Fresh air Yoga classes Trolley Line Vineyards in North East PA

farm to table brunch

Yoga class and guided meditation surrounded by the beautiful natural environment at Trolley Line Vineyards, LTD.

 in the Heart of America’s Grape Country  Concord

Farm to table brunch prepared by The Cork 1794

Certified Yoga Instructor Deborah Phillips

$45 per person, maximum class size 12 participants

9 AM – noon

available dates: July 9(sold out), 10, 16, 17    August 7, 13, 14

reservations required       814.725.4757      yogabones3@gmail.com

a portion of the proceeds will benefit the North East Arts Council




Food, glorious food!

DSC03290         Food, glorious food!

It’s a wonderful time of the year here at Trolley Line Vineyards as the garden begins to yield Bounty. Food is essential and good food provides the nutrition that helps our bodies function well. The philosophy of Wine Country Wellness  includes the premise that it is very important to eat as close to the Source as possible. While I am busy tending to the gardens and savoring the season’s rewards I am also preserving this goodness for our meals to come. The finest and most remarkable flavors of the food can be enjoyed at harvest time but it is possible to save that deliciousness with canning and freezing methods. I will share some of my favorites as harvest continues.

EAT FOR HEALTH!