Ex-Presbyterian minister and local food devotee Dorothy Brown Henderson, has spent a lifetime growing, gathering, cooking, and preserving fresh local food. Her newest cookbook —Loving It Local— is inspired by both her love of the amazing bounty of local Ontario farms and a desire to show others how simple and fun cooking at home can be. This delightful 6-course tasting menu will showcase a selection of recipes from the new book, and included a signed copy of the book.
Trio of early-season vegetable hors d’oeuvres on spring lettuce
Cream of Lettuce Soup
with cornmeal bread
Walnut, baby spinach, and bacon salad in a cucumber round
Roast Turkey Breast
with asparagus and béchamel sauce, baby spring veggies, and crispy, herbed new potatoes
Spring Rhubarb “Upside-down” Cake
with rosette of maple cream and fresh, chocolate-dipped strawberry
Cheese and seasonal fruit tray
local goat cheese and seasonal fresh fruit
This meal is both gluten- and lactose-free.
(includes a signed copy of Dorothy’s “Loving It Local”)
Dorothy Brown Henderson has a life-long curiosity about food, especially local, fresh, tasty, nutritious edibles. Now retired from a busy career, Dorothy spends hours gardening, cooking, running culinary camps for children and speaking to community groups on many aspects of food (nutritional, social, psychological and spiritual).
Part of the inspiration for writing “Loving it Local” came from an experience Dorothy had at the Exeter Farmer’s Market, near her home. A vendor was gently urging a woman to buy a quart of freshly picked Saskatoon berries; “but what will I do with them when I get them home?” she asked. Loving it Local gives you many ideas for ways to easily prepare fresh, local food at home.
Every weekend The Depanneur invites a guest chef to host a fun, informal dinner party.