I'm a traditionalist, born during a quaint era when birthdays were celebrated on the actual day they took place. In that vein, I plan to honor the birth of Abraham Lincoln and all he achieved & sacrificed for this nation on his true birthday, February 12th, not Monday February 17th as part of a fictitious "Presidents' Day".
In researching how Abe & George wound up glommed together, sharing a cake the third Monday in February, I discovered this bizarre fact from the Center for Legislative Archives
George Washington was born in Virginia on February 11, 1731, according to the then-used Julian calendar. In 1752, however, Britain and all its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar which moved Washington's birthday a year and 11 days to February 22, 1732.
So, if that's the case, and I was born in a hospital mistakenly using an old Julian calendar (Brooklyn was not very sophisticated back then), then I too am probably a year & 11 days YOUNGER according to Gregorian Chant, et al. Who needs plastic surgery, I just need a Calendar Wonk.
NOTE TO ABBY & ROB:
Sorry for the mistake & thanks for the celebration last Dec in Tulum but we'll be celebrating my 70th birthday again on Jan 10, 2015...start saving!!
That's what you miss when you don't come out to Palma Sola Farmers Market Sundays 11-3 at Geraldson's Community Farm in NW Bradenton. You'll find the freshest organic veggies just picked from their fields and vendors like me. You can order baked goods via email, then pick-up your baked items Sunday 11-3 at Palma Sola Farmers Market, then go across the street to explore Robinson Preserve.
It's an amazing place that attracts wildlife with easy bike & walking trails; an opportunity to put your kayak or canoe in the water around the mangroves; a free observation tower to climb & watch the variety of birds, or just a chance to be in a natural setting without extraneous noise. A great way to spend a Sunday morning, even for a newly minted 30 year old Luke.
Here's what I'm baking this week:
CRANBERRY PECAN CORN MUFFIN $2
If you enjoy the flavor of "butter pecan", you'll love this slightly sweet corn muffin studded with tart cranberries and crunchy toasted pecans. Tastes perfect to me!
The quintessential Jewish pastry, made with a cream cheese dough and filled with walnuts, raisins, jam & cinnamon. Individually hand rolled; they'll melt in your mouth & leave you smiling.
VEGGIE CALZONE [VEGAN] $4
Filled with a delicious combination of roasted butternut squash, sauteed onions, fresh spinach, herbs and quinoa, & tucked inside my handmade pizza crust. Perfect to heat, grab & go.
MINORCAN MULTI-GRAIN BREAD [VEGAN] $4.50
Inspired by a bread in Spain, this crusty loaf hides a soft interior flecked with almost a dozen types of grains and seeds. Toasting really brings out all of their complex flavors.
ROAST GARLIC BLUE CHEESE BREADSTIX $4/pkg
Enjoy the subtle dance as warm roasted garlic plays against the sharp Gorgonzola in your mouth...and they're crunchy to boot! Perfect as a snack or alongside soup, salad or a drink.
HOMEMADE JAMS & CHUTNEYS $4/ jar
Cranberry Pear, Mango Meyer Lemon, Berry Basket, Mango Chutney and Ginger Pear Chutney. AND THE RETURN OF Strawberry Mango Cardamom and Strawberry Balsamic Black Pepper.
Everything always hand-made in small batches with the best ingredients & locally sourced when possible. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or fake stuff EVER!!
ORDER BY 5pm WED. PICK-UP AVAILABLE EITHER
FRIDAY 12-4 in the Village of the Arts
at BONNI's TreeHouse
932 12 St W (down the driveway thru the white wrought iron gate)
SUNDAY 11-3 at Palma Sola Farmers Market
at Geraldson's Community Farm, directions at
All items in limited supply...first come, first served
TO PLACE AN ORDER
call me at (941) 746-6647
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PAY BY CASH OR LOCAL CHECK TO BONNI BROWN
Hugs from my kitchen,