The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - Sugar-Plated Chocolate Candy

03/15/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p..m. with Chef Kathy Gordon. Kathryn Gordon is recognized for her specialization in sugar work, confectionery and chocolate, and has been sharing her unique training and experience with students for over 13 years. Currently a chef-instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in NYC, Kathryn started in the culinary field after finishing business school as a Wall Street consultant, but she turned her knowledge and interest for cooking into a passionate career. There is nothing more elegant and impressive for a centerpiece than edible decorations. Sugar can be formed into just about any shape you can imagine. When liquefied and heated, for a few moments, it’s pliable enough to be sculpted into objects, ribbons and decorations. Chef Kathryn will walk you through the steps of “pulling,” forming the molten sugar into a plate to hold your chocolate candies.  A great centerpiece for treats for the upcoming spring holidays.You’ll make and bring home:Coffee Cardamom Chocolate Nougat.  Chocolate Caramel Turtles, Buttercrunch. Full participation.  Bring your sweet tooth! $90 per person. Visit the website for more information 

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Chocolate Candy on a Sugar Plate

03/15/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, March 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. With Chef Kathryn Gordon. Kathryn Gordon is recognized for her specialization in sugar work, confectionery and chocolate, and has been sharing her unique training and experience with students for over 13 years. Currently a chef-instructor at The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in NYC, Kathryn started in the culinary field after finishing business school as a Wall Street consultant, but she turned her knowledge and interest for cooking into a passionate career. In her path to pastry chef, Kathryn was privileged to train under renowned pastry chefs Jacques Torres and Kurt Walrath. She earned a certification from L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland and trained at two 4-star NYC restaurants—Le Bernardin and Le Cirque. She refined her culinary skills while working in the kitchens of leading restaurants such as The Rainbow Room and Windows on the World. Kathryn co-hosted the live Carymax World and National Pastry Championships with Food Network's personality Keegan Gerhard for many years. Her first cookbook, co-written with Anne McBride, by Running Press, Les Petits Macarons, Colorful French Confections to Make at Home is available at The Silo. There is nothing more elegant and impressive for a centerpiece than edible decorations. Sugar can be formed into just about any shape you can imagine. When liquefied and heated, for a few moments, it's pliable enough to be sculpted into objects, ribbons and decorations. Chef Kathryn will walk you through the steps of "pulling," forming the molten sugar into a plate to hold your chocolate candies.  A great centerpiece for treats for the upcoming spring holidays. You'll make and bring home: Coffee Cardamom Chocolate NougatChocolate Caramel TurtlesButtercrunch Full participation.  Bring your sweet tooth!$90. per person. # of students:

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Game's On

03/15/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Saturday, March 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. With Chef Jessie Riley. Expand your recipe repertoire with game dishes.  The menu is still being formulated but could include a bird-based stew with braised leeks and cider, a trinidadian (caramelized sugar and vegetables) venison stew, rabbit ragu with homemade pasta, and green salad with caramelized walnuts, and apple cobbler.Jessie has worked at two NYC restaurants, a bakery in France and wholesale production bakery in NYC. She currently works as a freelance private chef and chef instructor in Manhattan, with a focus on eating local sustainable food.  For five years, she was an assistant producer for the World Pastry Forum and National/World Pastry Team Championships. Jessie is the co-host for the Heritage Radio show Wild Game Domaine, at www.heritageradio.com. Listen to Chef Jessie on Heritage Radio Full participation. $90. per person.

Newtown Historical Society- Matthew Curtiss House - Open House and Weaving Demonstration

03/16/2014

44 Main Street , Newtown, CT Phone: 203-426-5937 .

On Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Open House and Weaving demonstration. Please  join us as we welcome Rebecca Arkenberg.  Rebecca, a textile artist and art historian from Stratford, will give a weaving demonstration on her portable loom and tell the story of Silas Burton, an 18th C. weaver. In addition, she will be bringing cardboard looms to each weaving to any children visiting the Curtiss House

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt in Ballard Park - Ridgefield

03/16/2014

Main Street, Ridgefield, CT Phone: (203) 438-1063 .

On Sunday,  2:00-3:00pm.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and learn about Irish folklore on a search for hidden clues in Ballard Park. All children who participate will receive a prize.Come and join us and learn a "wee bit" about this holiday.  We'll celebrate by searching throughout a part of Ballard Park for clues about St. Patrick, Ireland and Irish folklore.  Learn what 'bodhrans & bones' are, and why the Irish flag has three colors.  Find the pots of gold left by our tiny (or big) leprechauns.  There will be a prize for those who participate in the hunt. Member Price: FREE Non-Member Price: $7.00

Infinity Music Hall Presents Celtic Crossroads--Norfolk

03/16/2014

Route 44, Norfolk, CT 06058. Phone: 866-666-6306.

Sun, Mar 16, 2014 • Celtic Crossroads • 7:30 pmGenre: Classic Celtic Pop--Video: World Fusion PBS Special. Just when you think that you have seen the best that Irish music has to offer, a fresh new show from Ireland is taking the art form to an entirely new level. Celtic Crossroads presents Irish...

2nd Annual Kidologie

03/16/2014

the Reed Intermediate School, 3 Trades Lane, Newtown, CT Phone: (203) 794-6612.

11am – 3pm. Families who attend "Kidologie" Gets Ready for Summer Children's Fair can have fun with free live entertainment, activities, and giveaways, while learning about resources for great things to do when the last bell of the school year rings.Family Admission to Kidologie is just $10 and can be purchased online at www.kidologie.com.

Kent Historical Sunday Series: Fiddle Dee Dee: Children's Folk Songs of Old New England - Tom Hooker - Kent Town Hall

03/16/2014

Kent Town Hall, off Main Street, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587.

Sunday at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. Music from old New England will be the focus of a family-friendly program. Musician Tom Hooker Hanford will perform during the society’s Sunday Series sharing a program that he calls, “Fiddle Dee Dee: Children’s Folk Songs of Old New England.” The musical celebration involves a number of songs from “Folk Songs of Old New England,” which was first published in 1939 by editor Eloise Hubbard Linscott. She collected a variety of songs from elderly New Englanders. The musical pieces had been handed down for generations and some of the songs were 100 years old at the time of publication. The old songs are fun and I’ve tried to interpret them in a way that stays faithful to the originals,” Hanford said. Copies of his CD featuring the songs performed will be available for sale after the performance for $10. The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 860.927.4587 or email info@kenthistoricalsociety.org.

The Silo - Hunt Hill Farm Trust - French Macarons with an Irish Twist

03/16/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

On Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with Chef Kathryn Gordon. Back by popular demand - Chef Kathryn Gordon will teach you how to make the traditional French macaron - and in honor of St. Patty’s day - with an Irish twist!.  Practice making macaron batter, piping cookies and learn tricks to help you bake them in your own oven.  Participants will make a variety of delicious fillings and learn how to assemble the macaron sandwiches, and all will be shared to take home.  Kathryn will also be available to sign her book, Le Petit Macaron purchased at The Silo Store. $90 per person.

Hunt Hill Farm /The Silo - Spring Macarons With Chef Kathryn Gordon

03/16/2014

44 Upland Rd., New Milford, CT Phone: 860-355-0300.

Sunday, March 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Back by popular demand - Chef Kathryn Gordon will teach you how to make the traditional French macaron.  You will then practice making the macaron batter, piping the cookies and learn tricks to help you bake them in your own oven.  Participants will make a variety of delicious fillings and learn how to assemble the macaron sandwiches, and all will be shared to take home. Kathryn will also be available to sign her book, Le Petit Macaron purchased at The Silo Store. $90. per person.