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“Fond of” Friday: Outstanding in the Field

2010 July 23

Friday, Friday, Friday, Friday (imagine a tuba behind my Friday song) or don’t. I’m just glad it’s here and seems to have arrived quite speedy-like.

For the avid readers, you know that Friday means Annie (that’s me) posts anything but a recipe. Though the casual reader may not know and wonder where in the world is the recipe today, lady?!?!…. brings me to a point: I have a way that you can receive an email to stay updated on the dabble with my week day posts. Subscribe! It’s on the right sidebar-simply place your email address in the slot that says ‘email address’ and then, follow the directions to verify that that is indeed your email address. Ta-da!

I love blue flowers.

Today marks one year and a week that the dabble has existed and I’m proud to say that I took a count and have well over 200 recipes (I have about 250 posts). If you absolutely must have a recipe, check out my categories on the bottom right sidebar to help get your fix of something delicious.

My dad introduced me to a group of people/event/phenomenon called Outstanding in the Field years ago when he read about it in one of his many treasured books/magazines. I have briefly talked about this before.

What is it? Well, besides amazing and something that epitomizes what I would love to be a part of and leave behind as my life’s legacy- it’s a traveling restaurant that showcases local chefs, artisans, farmers, etc. around the U.S and soon Europe by creating a meal highlighting local ingredients and the people that produce these ingredients/food. One day, when I have my homestead, maybe, just maybe, I will have a scene and connections that will persuade them to use my space. (I sat there a little while thinking about that, my eyes glazed over from the thrill of that idea.)

The red currants from my local co-op made into a sauce for a number of things.

Dining takes place often outdoors in a “take your breath away” scene (mountain, valley, field) or indoors (a barn, greenhouse or museum)-look at the site because I can’t describe the beauty of the operation. My dad and I would love to attend one day- you do have to purchase tickets and if you do not live in the area, travel to the destination. They have an events page and it appears that Colorado has two upcoming venues (sold out). Have you heard of this? Have you attended?

8 Responses leave one →
  1. July 23, 2010

    I am so sad that the Colorado events are sold out! What a wonderful idea, and I’m sure it is an amazing experience. I will have to keep my eye open for future events!

    • July 23, 2010

      It’s pricey but looks well worth it. That would’ve been a nice send off for you two before your big move!

  2. July 23, 2010

    Take a look at this website…this sounds similiar to what your post is about.

    I have not participated in this event but heard about it on KARE11. Sounds fascinating! How much fun would this be to go or even host (if I had such a place)!

    • July 23, 2010

      I heard about that and put it on my “some day” list. That would be amazingly fun to attend and host-maybe one day, Jayne! We buy our milk from Cedar Summit Farms at the co-op and the quality never disappoints. How awesome!

  3. July 23, 2010

    Congrats on your anniversary. I am having a one and one half years anniversary!! Have a nice weekend.

  4. July 23, 2010

    Oh…I forgot – Congrats on your 1 year anniversary! Thanks for the inspiration on blogging!

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