Sunday, June 16, 2013
My Sweet Escape to Vermont
For those of you who've been following my Instagram feed have probably noticed I was out of town this weekend - and for a very good reason. It was my pleasure to attend my fellow food blogger, chef and expert, Alejandra Ramos' Sweet Escape retreat in Plymouth Vermont.
The weekend was catered (pun intended) to a food lovin audience, a large majority who also had blogs of their own. It was a really interesting and diverse crowd, ranging from local New Yawkers and New Jerseyans, to folks from Texas and even Australia if you can believe it. A beautiful, historic house called Good Commons was the home to this weekend's festivities and it's where the proverbial magic happened (all weekend long).
Not only did we get to take advantage of Vermont's local food culture by eating its local, delicious food, but we also got to see the town through the eyes of its many food artisans, including farmers, wine makers, fellow food bloggers and more. I'd love to get into more detail about the whole weekend, which I'll do throughout this week, revealing some exciting recipes and kitchen tricks, but first, I thought I'd whet your appetite with this rich photo post. Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more Vermontian goodies.
Alejandra talks about cooking with maple syrup. Yum!
Wes, a Sweet Escape attendee and I massage some kale salad (and like it too!)
Our first day brunch spread is impressive!
A visit to Jersey Girls Dairy Farm
Farmer Lisa at Jersey Girls Dairy Farm
Nancy Warner's Potlicker Oatmeal Stout Jelly
It's cheese time, courtesy of Vermont Creamery
Insanely good s'mores bar - marshmallows courtesy of 240 Sweet
My bodacious marshmallow creation - roasted coconut marshmallow with dark toffee chocolate and blueberries.
Homemade nutella. Yep!
Having fun at the Plymouth Cheese Shop
Beautiful old fashioned Howe Scales at the Vermont General Store
Vermont really is picturesque
Delicious cocktail from Vermont Spirits
Hunky bartender was an added bonus!
Moscow Mule from Vermont Spirits
A delicious Latin-style dinner
Our entire Sweet Escape group
My new friend Yolanda and me
Alejandra and me
Hudson - the weekend's mascot (aka adorable troublemaker)