Got to love these faces!
It was 2 glorious and hectic autumn days at the Dutchess County Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. www.sheepandwool.com So much to see and do – the animals, the fiber, the crafts. There were spinning and weaving demonstrations and the shopping …..
At her spinning wheel is Toni Kellers (photo at right) of The Shepherd’s Croft, Cedar Lane, Bedminster, PA. www.shepherdscroft.com Her spinning wheel has a true double treadle made by Mr. Fricke of Washington State.
What is a festival without cooking demonstrations? I demonstrated 2 lamb dishes – Lamb in Oyster Sauce (substituted seasonal vegetables for the vegetables called for in the recipe) and Lamb with Hoisin Sauce (substituted hoisin sauce for the oyster sauce, onion, red, green and yellow peppers for the vegetables).
The recipe is at the end of the post, do adjust to your own taste.
Other presenters at the Festival were: Debbie Decker, Adams Fairacre Farms, Poughkeepsie, NY (left photo, Debbie at left, Cheryl at right); Laura Pensiero owner Gigi Hudson Valley, Rhinebeck, NY (center photo) and Jennifer Brizzi local food columnist, Rhinebeck, NY (right photo).
Also a presenter was Charles Derbyshire, Old Mill Wines & Spirits, Rhinebeck, NY (left photo). Charles kicked off Cider Week at the Festival. I will be writing about Cider Week in my October 28 posting.
Of course the cooking demonstrations could not happen without the hard work and organizational skills of Jack Ford of New Hampshire (right photo) and his able assistant Cheryl (photo above left).
Then there were the food vendors. I ate at Bella Terra Farm, Root, NY, owned by Paul Varco and Joan Madonna.
The loin lamb chop dinner was a very good value. The chops were tender and juicy, the lamb ravioli was delicious and spinach is one of my favorite vegetables. I wish I got more spinach. The grilled lamb burger was good too.
Here is the recipe. Feel free to make adjustments to this recipe and all the recipes in my cookbooks to suit your own taste and availability of ingredients.
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