Josephine Nuese, author of “The Country Garden,” said, “ Anyone who thinks gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year; for gardening begins in January with the dream.” This is so true! Every time I meet with Cole Alexander, Bernheim’s Edible Garden steward to plan and, yes, DREAM of what will be planted in the Edible Garden, I am like a kid making a wish list for Santa! Even as we are still harvesting a bounty of winter garden goodness, my thoughts still wander to heirloom tomatoes, bright yellow squash and another bumper crop of fresh basil and even asparagus.
Anything worthwhile takes planning, dreaming and hard work. The same is true for a good meal. At Isaac’s Café, serious thought goes into every item on our menu – the weekly specials and our ever popular soups of the day. We ask ourselves: Is it local? Is it healthy? Is it sustainable? And last, but certainly not least, is it delicious!?
Start off the New Year and a new you with our Detox Special! Enjoy a steaming bowl of detox soup, detox salad, our house-made hummus with an assortment of fresh veggies for dipping and a mug of hot green tea! All this for just $5.95!
Our detox soup is a blend of our own heirloom tomatoes frozen at the peak of freshness along with garden fresh vegetables and herbs, a blend of turmeric and cinnamon and a splash of lemon to help put you back on a healthy track after the holidays. Our special detox salad has broccoli and cauliflower, both from our edible garden, along with raisins, sunflower seeds and fresh parsley tossed in a light oil free dressing.