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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 […]

Mornings are Nice: Isaac’s Café Specials, January 9-13

I hope that the New Year finds each of you well and getting back into your routine.  Some years, that can be harder than others.  That is where I find myself this year, moving forward into 2017 with both anticipation and trepidation as we traverse into this not so perfect world with our need to […]

Delicious Traditions: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 19-23, 2016

All someone has to do is say the words, “black walnuts,” and I am instantly transported to my childhood kitchen. I see myself sitting at the table with my dad, shelling these earthy, stubborn, flavor capsules that my mother would transform into the most delectable of holiday treats, like black walnut divinity or her special fruitcake […]

Winter Hours Have Arrived at Bernheim

We are just days away from winter solstice and the holiday season. With these arrivals, our operating hours will vary slightly, including at the Visitor Center and Isaac’s Café. Bernheim will be closed on Sunday, December 25 and Sunday, January 1. The park will be open, but buildings will be closed on Saturday, December 24.  […]

Making the Most of What You’ve Got: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 12-16

I’m a firm believer in using what you have on hand in the kitchen. As a mom on a budget, I often had to get creative and make do with what we had. The same holds true at Isaac’s Café. Because Bernheim is a private not-for-profit organization, I want to always be mindful of being […]

Remembering What Matters: Isaac’s Café Specials, December 5-9

My family has had a few serious challenges in the past month.  Seeing all of my distant family in the face of an emergency helped me to remember that I’m not alone and that people can really come together when it matters, regardless of how ‘busy’ we think we are.  For the first time in years, […]

The Seeds That We Plant: Isaac’s Café Specials, November 28-December 2

I recently read a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson, “Don’t  judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”  As someone who is responsible for utilizing what’s growing in Bernheim’s Edible Garden, I am sometimes guilty of focusing on the harvest.  I love seeing what is available for use […]