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Earth Day Every Day: Isaac’s Café Specials April 18-22, 2016

This week marks a very special milestone for the environmental movement.  April 22 is, as many of you know, Earth Day.  Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day, knew the importance of protecting and preserving our environment for future generations.  The grassroots movement that he began as a teach-in, became a groundswell of activism […]

Winds of Change: Isaac’s Café Specials, April 11-15, 2016

As I was listening to the wind howl outside my window last night, it made me think about the phrase, “Winds of Change”. Change can sometimes be scary. The fear of the unknown, the uncertainty of what might be blowing our way can often have us hiding from the very thing that will take us […]

The Thinking Tree: Isaac’s Café Specials April 4 – April 8, 2016

I hope everyone is ready for a Tree-rific spring break!   This is the perfect time to fall in love with trees.  The red buds are in full color, the dogwoods are just about to pop, and the colorful fabric of the landscape is changing every day. As a parent, there is no better time to […]

Spring Cleaning: Isaac’s Café Specials March 28 – April 1, 2016

It’s spring cleaning time at Isaac’s Café and time to make room in our freezer.  We are using the bounty of our well stocked garden freezer to create mouthwatering soups and specials.  It won’t be long before the Edible Garden is in full swing and our dedicated volunteers  will be filling up the freezer once […]

It’s Spring Harvest Time: Isaac’s Café Specials March 21-25, 2016

Many celebrations of modern times are built on the foundation of ancient rituals, followed religiously by some cultures and given a modern flair.   At Isaac’s Café, we are celebrating the Edible Garden’s First Harvest!   Cole Alexander and I have just harvested tender Asian greens that will be the foundation for this week’s special. The perfect […]

Hidden in Plain Sight: Isaac’s Café Specials, March 14-18, 2016

I’m sure you have heard the phrase “hidden in plain sight”.   At Bernheim,  now is the perfect time to find things hidden in plain sight if you just know where to look.  I can’t tell you how many times I have walked right past a newly bloomed wildflower only to have Wren Smith, our […]

Find Your Connection: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 1-5, 2016

February marks a progressive momentum of seasonal changes and provides a reminder that Spring is not far.  In ancient Celtic thought, trees offer magnificent wisdom and open up new branches of understanding about everything, including phases of the year. According to the ancient Druidic Ogham (Celtic meaning of trees), the ash tree is a transitional […]

Isaac’s Café Specials, January 25-29, 2016: Make a Connection with Nature

CONNECTION: (n.) A relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else. Bernheim’s mission statement is “Connecting People with Nature”.  You may wonder how having lunch at Isaac’s Café can connect you with nature, but it’s really pretty simple.  What is the one thing you think about after a […]