Nesbitt's Nursery to hold Mother's Day Event SaturdayNesbitt's Nursery and Oasis Eatery will be holding a Mother's Day Event 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 12.
Nesbitt's Nursery and Oasis Eatery will be holding a Mother's Day Event 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 12.
The headline event is author Beth Dooley signing copies of her book "The Northern Heartland Kitchen," a cookbook highlighting the value of buying locally and cooking seasonally. Oasis Manager Leah Nesbitt-Miller will be preparing sample recipes from the book as well.
Dooley shows that far from being a sacrifice, eating in season and locally is a tribute to the year's changing riches encouraging an appreciation for the unmatched flavor of a juicy July tomato or a crisp October apple with garden salads, soups and stews, free-range meats and poultry, fish and game, farmstead cheeses, wholesome breads, pastries and fruit pies.
The Northern Heartland Kitchen presents delicious recipes alongside the stories and compelling research that illustrate how eating well and eating locally are truly one and the same. Beth Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for twenty-five years: she is the restaurant critic for Mpls. /St. Paul Magazine, writes for the Taste section of the Star Tribune, and appears regularly on KARE 11 (NBC) television in the Twin Cities area. She is coauthor with Lucia Watson of Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland (Minnesota, 2004) and teaches cooking classes at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three sons.
Additional events include live music, MorningStar, a tour of the greenhouse plus area vendors talking about how they grow and raise their products.