What’s in a Name?

Some people have a knack for choosing names.
In the case of my oldest daughter, I didn’t know she had it in her. If I’m being completely honest, I was a little afraid when she was expecting her first child that I would abhor their selection of baby names. And then when I learned of their choice, I was afraid to tell her I loved it, in case they decided to change it! Ah, being a parent – there’s nothing quite like it. So Ivy Grace joined the family in December 2012, followed by Penny Ella in October 2014 and we just received the announcement that Theo Shepherd will be making his appearance in August of this year! So excited to have a little boy!

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Ivy and Penny announce the impending arrival of their little brother!

Another confession – I was not ready to assume the role of grandparent 4 years ago. I was definitely “too young” for that title. So, I did (do) not want to be called Grandma. My hairdresser came up with a most creative name for me – I am “Cookie.” Luckily my daughter has embraced my choice and her babies call me by this name! We shall see if my other children are as cooperative when they begin having families…

I think that recipe names can be important too. If you read Strangolapreti on a menu and it is not followed with an in-depth explanation, you might never order the Spinach and Cheese Breadcrumb Dumplings that could change your life! I’ve noticed a trend online and in cooking magazines to just spell out what it’s in the recipe in the title so you are interested in reading on. For example, “Barley Salad with Figs and Tarragon-Lemon Dressing” really leaves no room for doubt about the main ingredients. Whereas “Ratatouille” brings to mind an animated movie about a rat chef instead of a delicious peasant vegetable stew.

If my menu descriptions are ever not specific enough for you, just ask! I’m always happy to expand on degrees of spiciness, hidden ingredients or spices.

We are back at the Saint Michael and All Angels Farmers Market this coming Saturday…another email to come midweek to announce what we will be selling!

Place your order by email to menu@butterfieldgourmet.net and please do so by 10am the day prior to your desired pickup. If this is your first order, provide your best contact number.

Pickup Times for 4/11-15 (please inquire if you need a special pickup time – exceptions are available)

Tuesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Wednesday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm
Thursday – NW Hwy & Preston, 2:30 pm, 3pm, 3:30 pm
Forest & Preston, 4:30 pm

BG Menu for Apr 11

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