Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day! Thank you David @ The Brinery!

A big, yummy thank you to David Klingenberger of The Brinery (his new food biz) for cooking deeeelliiiicccioous frittata with fresh, just-plucked-from-the-earth asparagus with shitake mushrooms, kale, eggs and cheese -- all ingredients from Tantre Farm. David guest chef'd at Yellow Door today, making Earth Day memorable and expressive.

David is crafting naturally, brine-fermented veggies, such as sauerkraut, kimchee and pickles. His new bright pink beet-carrot-cabbage sauerkraut is sooooo yummy. Be a fan of David's new biz on Facebook!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Get the dirt at Timberton - this Saturday at 4:30!

Yellow Door’s Seven Dirty Virgins gardening venture is launching Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Timbertown. The Dirty Virgins will prep and plant a garden and learn to can at the end of the season. Garden goods will be used at Yellow Door breakfasts, of course!

Why "Dirty Virgins" you may be pondering? Well, it is dirty work. And, we're seeking gardening neophytes... greenhorns... apprentices... virgins... (you get the picture) to learn gardening from the ground up.

This Saturday, it’s time to prep the garden plot! One lucky volunteer will learn how to use a rototiller, in a private lesson provided by Gardening Pro Mully. All are welcome -- well, anyone who wants to learn gardening and contribute to Yellow Door through dirty, hands-on labor! Grab a hoe, come to Timberton and get the dirt!

Yellow Door donates another $750 to CCK!

A HUGE thank you to you (yes, you!) for dining with us each week, and to our volunteers who make it happen. Due to our terrific teamwork, we donated another $750 to the Chelsea Community Kitchen. Yahoo!

Learn more about the CCK here:

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Did you know? April is Michigan Wine Month.

Eat locally-farmed foods... drink regionally-produced wines. A big "eat local" proponent? Well then, you should also be a "drink local" proponent. Wine is grown from the ground after all.

Thinking of a girls' night out this month? Toast with Michigan wine. Family visiting from Texas? Pair your barbecue chicken with Michigan wine. Surprise yourself and your friends with the taste of Michigan wine.

We grow wines that reflect our maritime climate here. You'll find Pinot Grigios, Chardonays (oaked and unoaked), Pinot Noirs and wonderful blends that capture the essence of our Great Lakes state. Don't compare Michigan wines to California wines -- you can't.

Toasting with Michigan wine this month is official... Get the scoop from Governor Granholm's official press release:

Michigan's wine and grape industries contribute nearly $800 million to the state's economy each year.Sales of Michigan wines in the state rose 10 percent in 2009, while total wine sales increased 6 percent. Michigan wine sales have outpaced total wine sales for the past 10 years, doubling the Michigan wineries' market share to 6 percent. Get the full press release here.

Get your Michigan wine at the New Chelsea Market or spend the day visiting area tasting rooms -- within 45 minutes of here. (Arrange for a designated driver for a safe, fun day trip!)

Take-out, stay-in @ Yellow Door

Yellow Door is open every Thursday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.... this local foods Thursday destination is an easy way to get your weekly fix of foods cooked and dished up using ingredients grown in Michigan, or creatively crafted by Michiganders.

Bring your own plates for convenient take-out -- just let us know you're in a hurry. We *heart* our local business owners and hope you can enjoy Thursday take-out. Stop by for a quick dish to go! For those who can linger -- stop in, stay, pour a second (and third) cup of joe and say, "Hello!"

All of you help us raise funds for Chelsea Community Kitchen. Super cool. Thank you to our volunteers, too.