Summertime is fantastic for getting friends and family together for fun in the sun. While we don’t have to worry about plowing snow or icy paths, summer does bring its own set of challenges to the party-throwing world.
Linda Sample, owner of A Thyme to Cook, offers up some Do’s and Don’ts for summer time entertaining in your home.
Here are some tips that you definitely want to DO, to keep your guests happy, the food fresh and your sanity intact.
1. Think air conditioning!
An uncomfortable guest is an unhappy guest. In the old days a bowl of ice in front of a fan worked just fine.
Like most of you, we recycle our plastic, metal and paper. We grow and use all our own herbs and a lot of vegetables. We compost all our food waste and return that compost right back in the gardens. We source from local farms all around us such as; LoPresti’s, Maple Lane Farms and Full Heart Farm.
However, there are a lot of things that go into being certified green. Many of which, you can replicate at your home or place of business. Below we will share 10 items we do that we know you can too!
You can’t talk about a Super Bowl party without talking about BEER! For today’s post, we went right to the experts. We asked our friends at Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton, our host venue for our February 16th Pop Up Dinner (some seats still available!), for some input and Tyler Cox, their Brewmaster, sent in the following phenomenal piece. Cheers!
Unless you’ve been living with your head in a keg, you’ve probably heard that the Super Bowl takes place Sunday night. The Super Bowl is the most watched television show in the history of US television. Last year, more than 114 million people tuned in. That’s over a third of the US population!
Sports fan or not, the Super Bowl makes for a great excuse to throw a party. When you’re serving up delectable dishes for your friends, make sure you’ve got the right beers to pair with them. A proper pairing enhances the taste of both the food and the beers and may highlight subtle flavors that you’d never noticed. Plus, it’s fun to geek out a little, and having fun is the whole point of parties, right?
Here are a few ideas for your festive day, from the mind of a guy who knows a little something about beer.
As we get nearer to the big game on Sunday – the team at A Thyme to Cook is sharing our ideas and guidance for your Super Bowl party.
We’ve talking about food, and decorating…. but we can’t talk about the Super Bowl and not talk about the commercials!
We turned to our pop-pulture guru, Keith, who also happens to be a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, to share his favorite food-related commercials…
You gather your friends and get more excited for the commercials than the game. You start to talk about your favorites from the past years – but then your mind goes blank! You have nothing to offer up! No worries, I’m here to help! The Super Bowl is filled with commercials with animals, talking babies, and lots and lots of cars. But the top commercials, in my opinion are the food ones! I searched my brain came up with my Top 10 Favorites. Mention them at your party and you’ll sound like a TV genius!
How many of these do you remember?
#10 – The Showdown, 1993
For Super Bowl XXVII McDonald’s staged the most epic game of ‘HORSE’ ever with Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Who’s got next?
Less than a week til the Super Bowl! This week, the team at A Thyme to Cook is going to share some great ideas for making your Super Bowl party the best on the block!
Kicking off our week is Chef Joe and his thoughts on, of course, Super Bowl Party FOOD!
The holidays have drawn to a close and the blistery weather has arrived, and yet there is still something to celebrate other than the New Year – THE SUPER BOWL!!! Baseball has long been regarded as America’s Pastime and yet American Football stands tallest among all other sports, and with Super Bowl 50 right around the corner, nothing can completely compare to the level of fandom and excitement that this event looks to provide.
So whilst many believe that the most important element is the game itself and treasured time with family and friends, many MORE believe that an equally important element to the perfect “Super Bowl Party” is the FOOD!!!
Regardless of the outcome of the game or who you’re rooting for, good food can truly make a “Super Bowl Party” really come together.
Taking the classics and giving them a twist is always a fun and exciting way to mix things up and stir the senses. Some other examples to try out are some cool things we do here at the cookery: