The Run Around

May 30-31, Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee, near Knoxville. Weekend-long events. Barbecue, picnic, sit in a rocking chair and eat a bowl of homemade ice cream. Direct flights to Knoxville from more than 25 cities. Experience the natural beauty and grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains. If you are visiting with a group, Blackberry Farm’s Guest House, Farmhouse, and Mountain House provide freestanding private accommodations with multiple bedrooms and gathering areas. To inquire about availability, please call (800) 648 2348. Call (865) 380-2260 to receive directions via e-mail or facsimile. Info online at www.blackberryfarm.com

BLACKBERRY BUMPKIN
RECIPE COURTESY OF BLACKBERRY FARM

2 oz. Blackberry Infused Stoli Raspberry Vodka
¼ oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Liqueur
Squeeze of fresh lime
4 oz. cranberry juice
Fresh blackberries for garnish

Blackberry-Infused Stoli Raspberry:
1 liter of Stoli Raspberry Vodka
1 pint dried blackberries

Combine ingredients in a container with a tight fitting lid. Shake once each day for one week.To make the Bumpkin, in a shaker filled with ice add all the ingredients and shake for 45 seconds as hard as you can. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a fresh berry. It can also be served on the rocks if you like.

June 5, San Francisco 2 p.m. San Francisco Botanical Garden Recreation Room 9th Ave & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park. Hosted by Heyday Books, SF Botanical Garden Society and Audubon Local Chapters. “Quick as a Bunny” presentations suitable for families.

June 12, 2010 The National Get Outdoors Day event has been created to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Goals of the day include reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors. For more information, and to find an official event in your area, visit www.nationalgetoutdoorsday.org.

June 12, 7:30 p.m.to 10:30 p.m., Linden. Dave Pechan, owner of Miramont Estate Winery in Linden, invites you to “Movie Night at the Winery” on Saturday, June 12 at 7:30pm. One Right documentary celebrates local airports by tracing the life, history and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California’s Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions and opposes criticism of general aviation airports. Through the love story of one airport, past to present, the film shares the timeless romance of flying with all ages. Several celebrity pilots appear to express their love of flying, but most of the participants are people totally unfamiliar. They all have some interesting stories to tell. The interviewees range from executives to retired airline pilots to leisure time fliers to ex-military.

To see more details and RSVP, follow this link: http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=121877507838885&mid=252675dG5af3143954daG807334G7&n_m=kcamp300%40yahoo.com

July 7 Grape and Gourmet

July 24, Point Reyes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm Fresh Cooking – Dolcinis’ Red Hill Ranch. This cooking class features food and wine produced from crops grown on MALT-protected farms and ranches. Learn techniques for preparing and grilling grass-fed beef. Tour County Line Harvest Farm, located at the ranch, then turn freshly picked greens and strawberries into soups, salads, and desserts. Chef Susan Pridmore trained at Tante Marie Culinary School and teaches in San Francisco and Marin. Space is limited. We do not keep waiting lists. Pre-registration required. WHERE TO MEET: Dolcini Ranch, 6970 Point Reyes-Petaluma Rd., ½ mile north of the junction with Novato Blvd. (map)

Dolcini Ranch

WHAT TO BRING: A chef’s knife, paring knife, cutting board COST: $95/$110 non-members. http://malt.org/programs/index.php#cook

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