We are grateful to be in a position where we are able to help those who help others, and there is always a great need, not only at the holidays, but throughout the year.
Last year, upon reviewing our holiday donations budget, we decided to extend that gift throughout the year in monthly donations. The recipient of our monthly donations is the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Norwich CT.
This group serves 320 families and an additional 900 individuals, for an approximate total of 1900 people monthly. Of that, 780 are children.
What does it take to feed that many people? We do not know, but over the past months, some of what we have donated is: 200 lbs of rice, 120 lbs of vegetables, gallons of soup, 150 lbs of sugar, and much more. That is only what we as one donor have given.
We are grateful to be in such a position that we are able to help on such a scale, and the recipients are so incredibly grateful as well.
So throughout the year, if you are able, consider the gift of giving to a local soup kitchen, shelter, care center or food bank in your area. “For it is in giving that we receive”.
Merry Christmas and the happiest of the New Year to you and yours, from all of us at A Thyme To Cook.
…. and that location is local.
The term local, when it comes to food and local sourcing seems to get thrown around a lot, and many people use it as a buzz word. For us, it’s not just a phrase, but a way of life. For Many years, we have had long term relationships with many local farmers and fisherman, and are always expanding our contacts.
This past Monday, our chefs and some staff headed out to Three local farms to discuss our upcoming needs for the holiday season.
Still River Farm in Coventry CT (stillriverfarm.org) provides us with whole wheat, flour, and other milled items. We choose our own flour that goes into our homemade breads, pasta’s and baked goods.
Ladies of Lebanon farm in Lebanon CT specializes in all things cow and pig related. Dairy, beef, sausage, and veal, which is extremely helpful when looking for delicious, organic foods for our guests.
Another of our local Favorites is Beltane farms, (beltanefarm.com )who provides us with the most delicious goat cheese that our customers absolutely love.
We are very grateful to live in an area that is so rich with fresh local products to enrich our foods, and incredible farms that enrich our lives.
Since 1984, we have been serving mouth watering dishes for our clients and we are very grateful for all of the incredible feedback we have received.
Now, for the first time, we are offering some of these delicious items for you to enjoy at home.
Our initial offering, in keeping with the season is a variety of delicious holiday pies and side dishes to accompany your Thanksgiving dinner.
Our “AT HOME” line of foods is now available here at this link https://www.wepay.com/stores/302627 , on Facebook, and at the following locations:
The Coventry Regional Farmers Market at Coventry High School every Sunday starting November 24th
The Thanksgiving pop up at Goodwin College on November 26th.
Our selections will change seasonally so check back often. After Thanksgiving we will be featuring holiday Hors D’oeuvres and desserts.
Not only are they delicious, but the food is also packaged in compostable, recyclable containers that are oven safe.
We are extremely excited to be able to offer these items in this new and exciting way, and while we still enjoy making our guests happy at events, we look forward to making you happy AT HOME.
Join us as the area’s best bar chefs compete to turn locally-grown ingredients
into killer cocktails!
One of our bartenders will be mixing up ONYX Moonshine, RIPE juice and one more secret ingredient from the market! Check back next week to see what drink we design!
Our menu features the following goodies:
Mini Grilled Cheese with Farm to Hearth Bread and Mystic Cheese Company’s Melville
Atop RIPE Bloody Mary Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho
RIPE Agave Margarita Chicken Skewers
With Fresh Vegetable Slaw
RIPE Agave Lemon Bar
Take Away Treat: ATTC’s Award Winning Liquor Lollipops