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Exciting Changes in the Works: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 20-24

It looks like spring is bustin’ out all over.  I love seeing the newly budded trees around the Visitor Center and the daffodils that were tucked so lovingly in the ground during our fall planting are dancing about just behind the dining area of Isaac’s Café.   The last few mornings as I walked from the […]

The Sage: Wisdom from the Edible Garden

As mother nature stretches free from winter’s cold slumber once again, the scent of distant flowers bring a smile to any face traversing nature. Bees and spring peepers venture out early, some of the first of nature’s symphony serenade the returning sun. Water flows unimpeded by the force of ice life swims through the shimmering […]

Sure to Win Your Heart: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 13-17

What a beautiful weekend we just had.  So many folks getting out in the sunshine, exploring, learning, and enjoying all that Bernheim has to offer.  This included another successful Valentine Dinner full of delicious food, lively music, a moonlit hike and of course, love!   Nearly fifty couples attended this annual event, where the Visitor Center […]

Let Bernheim Brighten Your Day: Isaac’s Café Specials, February 6-10

It was another beautiful weekend at Bernheim with bright, sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday.  The chill on Saturday did not deter Bernheim Interpretive Programs Manager, Wren Smith, and the large, enthusiastic group of new Volunteer Naturalists from learning and collaborating. It was great to have an opportunity to share with them how the interconnectedness […]

Celebrating the Chinese New Year: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 30-February 3

Most of us think of the New Year starting on January 1st.  We celebrate with fireworks, special foods to bring good luck, and resolutions.  By now, many of those resolutions may have fizzled out.  You may have noticed the gym is not as crowded and forbidden foods have found their way back into your pantry […]

A Taste of the Forest: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 23-27

I recently heard an NPR TED talk regarding our five senses (you may have heard it as well). Nicole Garneau, argued that there are more than the five categories of taste we were taught in school, (bitter, sweet, sour, salty and my personal favorite, umami).  Her research brought her to the conclusion that fat should […]

Exploring Bernheim: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 17-20

It was wonderful seeing the faces of happy, excited children at the Visitor Center yesterday as families and friends enjoyed a day off from school and work to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Spending time outdoors reconnecting with what really matters, is one of the many good ways to commemorate a man that forged such […]

This Isaac’s Café Recipe Will Satisfy Your Winter Cravings

In the winter issue of our quarterly newsletter, the forest echo, we shared some of the exciting things we are doing at Isaac’s Café, located inside our Visitor Center. Most of the produce used in the Café is harvested from our Edible Garden, located just 500 steps from the Café (talk about local!). Every day, our […]