Saturday, May 30, 2009

Glenfiddich Farm Cookery and Pottery

Had a great time last night...the farm is a converted barn and the food was wonderful! Great people, great food, great wine, great time! I am excited to go back out today and meet Richard Busch. This is an interesting article about him:

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Glenfiddich Farm Cookery and Pottery

I am so excited! I just registered for a cooking class at Glenfiddich farm Cookery! I spoke to the owner and she squeezed me in tomorrow evening for the 6:30pm to 10pm class. Joel and the girls are going on an Indian Princess Weekend and I am foot loose and fancy free. Olwen Woodier and her husband Richard Busch own Glenfiddich farm Cookery and Pottery- and She teaches the cooking classes and her husband has a pottery and gallery. I just had a wonderful conversation with Olwen (she has a great British accent) and I am going to go back on Saturday to meet her husband and tour his pottery studio. We spoke about the summer kids pottery camps she offers and the Round Hill Arts Center.

I really am most excited about the class! The meal we will be cooking and learning about is: ASIAN FLAVORS – Ginger hoisin chicken & peppers in lettuce cups; Thai basil poached salmon fillet; Cilantro rice over shredded greens w/ mango dressing and peanuts; Caramelized fresh pineapple w/lime sauce.

I was browsing through a wine country brochure and found the info about taking a cooking class and stumbled upon the pottery information....could be fate!

Monday, May 25, 2009

We are here!

We have been in NOVA for about 2 months...we are settling in nicely! I absolutely love the little town of Leesburg and the surrounding countryside is beautiful! I feel so fortunate to have landed in such a wonderful community and neighborhood. I am working on getting the studio set up and have met with the Loudoun Fine Arts Academy about teaching in the fall. I am very hopeful! They connected me with an electrician who pulled up on his Harley...I almost forgot about the Kiln and wanted to go for a ride! But I stayed on point and he is going to set up my Kiln and Venting system and improve the lighting in the "cave". I have a LARGE unfinished room in the otherwise finished basement that is going to be the studio. It already has 2 walls of built in shelving. Apparently the previous owner was a master gardener and flower arranger...that space was where she worked and kept her tools.

While on the gardening topic...I am having so much fun watching all the beautiful perrenials pop up and every day is a great surprise...I am slightly worried about Maintenance if you know what I mean...I think this garden and yard could be a full time job in and of itself!

I get teased about being a lady of Arse! I am working my tail off! It is fun, I have to admit! to garden. I will post when the studio is up and running. Meanwhile, I am getting lots of inspiration from nature and filling up notebooks with ideas!!!