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Wedge Salad With Gorgonza and Bacon Dressing

Wedge Salad with Gorgonzola and Bacon Dressing

Classic Steakhouse Wedge Salad With
Steffani’s Best Gorgonzola & Bacon Dressing

Recipe Steffani Adaska, 2013

Dressing:
4 ounces Gorgonzola, crumbled
6 strips bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Salad:
1 large head of Iceburg lettuce, outer leaves removed and discarded.
2 plum tomatoes, cored, diced
½ small red onion, sliced thinly (optional)

Directions:
1. Cut head of lettuce in quarters. Place each quarter on chilled salad plates. Sprinkle with diced tomatoes and sliced red onion.

2. Put the Gorgonzola in a small mixing bowl and mash it with a fork. Add bacon bits, sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, Worcestershire and pepper. Stir to combine. Store in a glass jar, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week,  or serve immediately over salad wedge.

Yield: 1 1/4 cups dressing

To learn more Steakhouse style recipes to go with this one, Sign Up for D.I.Y. Steakhouse Meal with Chef Steffani Adaska on Thursday, March 7th.

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Sushi 101 With Chef Kendra Stanley

California Roll

Sushi 101 With Chef Kendra Stanley
Saturday, March 2nd, 1-4 pm

Class Description: Chef Kendra teaches the ancient art of sushi making from beginning to end. She will introduce the tools and basic skills of sushi making to include proper rice cooking and ingredient selection. Kendra will demonstrate her skills through hands-on approach. When learning to make sushi, you must acquire your skills through practice. You will learn the techniques required to roll some of the standards such as Veggie, California, Basic Nigiri and more.

Meet Chef Kendra Stanley

The class is almost full so sign up now!

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You Wanna Pizza Me?

Last Wednesday at A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School we had a pizza making class with Chef Kendra Stanley. These were not your usual pizza toppings! Here is what was on the menu:

  • Dill, Havarti, and Smoked Salmon
  • BLT
  • Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions, and Chicken
  • Brie with Raspberry, Bacon, Squash, and Fried Garlic
  • Andouille, Black Bean, Corn, Tomato, and Avocado
  • And our dessert pizza: Apple with Caramel Sauce

Brie, Raspberry, Bacon, Squash, and Roasted Garlic PizzaMaking the Brie, Raspberry, Bacon, Squash, and Fried Garlic Pizza

Finished PizzasThese pizzas are all ready to eat!

Apple Pizza With Caramel SauceApple Pizza With Caramel Sauce!

Class photo with Chef Kendra Stanley

Check out our upcoming classes at A Taste of the Mountains Cooking School at the Bernerhof Inn

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Snow Sculpture Inspiration

This weekend is the Snow Sculpting Competition at Black Mountain. In case you couldn’t make I thought I would post some snow sculpting inspiration so you can start planning your idea for next year. Enjoy!

2009 St. Paul Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture by Lois Bravo2009 St. Paul Winter Carnival Snow Sculpture.
Photo by Lois Bravo

Snow Sculpture of Château Frontenac from Harbin Snow Sculpture Art fair 2007Snow Sculpture of Château Frontenac in Quebec City from Harbin Snow Sculpture Art fair 2007. Photo by R. Todd King.

Under Water – Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’11Under Water from the Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’11

Milite Est Vita - Breckenridge  International Snow Sculpture Championships ’10

Milite Est Vita from the Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships ’10

Snow Sculpture from Sapporo Snow Festival 2004Dinosaurs Snow Sculpture from Sapporo Snow Festival 2004.
Photo from Starfires.

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Ice Carving With Inspirational ICE

This weekend when you are shopping in North Conway Village look around for some of the ice sculptures done by Josh Nylin of Inspirational ICE. There will be 12 sculptures total, though a few of them will be done tomorrow throughout the day as demonstrations.

Here are some from today:

Funky Bubble Ice SculptureIce Sculpture by Inspirational ICE outside The Funky Bubble.

Inspirational ICE DemonstrationInspirational ICE Demonstration Outside The Eastern Slope Inn.

The Penguin Gallery Ice SculptureThe Penguin Gallery Ice Sculpture by Inspirational ICE.

Soyfire Candle Ice SculptureSoyfire Candle Ice Sculpture by Inspirational ICE.

Chef's Market Ice Carving Demonstration Chef’s Market Ice Carving Demonstration by Chef Bryant Alden.

 

 

 

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Voices & Colors – A Music & Arts Festival

Here’s a fantastic way to spend a weekend Get-Away in NH.  This is a new event, but one that is sure to take off and grow!  Check out all the details below!

AN EVENT PRODUCED BY FREDDIE PROCYK OF CRANMORE MOUNTAIN LODGE AND JESSICA ZARENKO OF CABERNET INN with assistance from The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

Cranmore Mountain Lodge
Enjoy listening to traditional Folk music by The Mountain Top Music Center Old Time String Band in the setting of a cozy B&B

The Metropolitan Coffee House
Listen to Italian Music as you enjoy authentic, homemade Italian Gelato, cakes, pastries and coffee drinks

Red Jacket Mountain View Resort and Waterpark
June 29, 9-11:00pm – Enjoy solo guitarist and singer Jim Conners at their Red Ridge Grill
June 30, 8 to 9pm – Kids performer and family fun time musician Bob Rutherford with adult music to follow

Red Parka Pub & Steakhouse
June 29, 9-12:30 – Amorphous
June 30, 9-12:30 – Full Circle
July 1, 4-7 – Bennett & Perkins

Stone Mountain Arts Center
June 29 – Billy Bragg Up Close and Personal
June 30 – Wine, Dine, and Diva .. A Really, Really Fun Wine Dinner

World Fellowship
June 30, 7:30pm – Baroque & Renaissance Dance

Bartlett Inn Art Gallery
June 29 – July 1, 11am to 5pm View original Oil and Watercolor paintings of the White Mountains by New England artists

Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center
June 29, 7:30 pm – “You Can’t Kill Stephen King,” an independent film
June 30, 7:30 pm – Enjoy the new Fryeburg Academy band, Junco, that has a “softer Dave Matthews Band” sound.

Fields of Ambrosia
June 29, 1pm-5pm & June 30, 10am-4pm. Design your signature scent from a single note to a symphony of fragrance and receive a free perfume bottle with your THE ART OF PERFUMERY purchase.

302 West Smokehouse
June 29 – Rek’lis a Trois
June 30 – Cooped Up

Margarita Grill
July 1 SHOL Sunday
an evening of acoustic music, local art, handmade crafts and tastings of local food and beverages

Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association
Local artists will be painting scenes around North Conway Village
Come watch as their talent comes alive on the canvas

Omni Mount Washington Resort
June 29 – 9pm-Midnight “Side Show

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