Thursday, November 1, 2012

November News 2012

 I don't know where October went! This year, Alaska went from summer to winter in a wink. The good news is the sun is shining, the sky is blue, the moon is full and ice skating is on my mind. Also on my mind are all the fun and delicious festivities associated with November (and December right after it just around the corner). So here are some heads up reminders of how your November can be even MORE delicious when you come in to the Squirrel...

Second Saturday Art Opening
Most of you have seen paintings by our much loved local artist Tony Crocetto. But this will be his first show at the Squirrel. Come by for the opening reception of "Recent Works" on Saturday, November 10 from 3-5pm. These new plein air and studio paintings are sure to look right at home on the Squirrel's walls throughout the month. December will bring Jenny Birdsall back to town with some new photography. Contact Anita at the Squirrel if you are interested in hanging a show in 2013!

Cooking Classes for EVERYONE!
ADULTS!! - OK, enough people have asked that I'll give it a try. One class in November and one in December.  
Sunday, November 25, 2-4pm - ARTISAN BREAD BASICS - Come into the Squirrel's kitchen to learn about crust and crumb and what makes those artisan breads so unique: just the right combination of crunchy, chewy and deeply flavorful. This cooking class for anyone ages 15 and up will be combine demonstration and participation. We will mix 2 bread doughs, learn about the whole process from flour choices to getting the most out of your oven, and of course, we'll bake some and eat some! There will be lots of time for questions and you'll leave with ideas, information and recipes to try at home. Minimum number of participants: 6. Maximum number of participants: 12. Cost: $16/person. Preregistration and prepayment is required. December's class will be called Take a Step Toward Healthy in which you can learn how to make substitutions to enhance both nutrition and taste using whole grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables in ways you might not have imagined.
Thursday, November 15, 3:30-4:30pm - LITTLE PUMPKINS - Ages 3-5 Little ones can come into the kitchen again and make some fun pumpkin treats. Almond butter and pumpkin seed balls, pumpkin fudge and pumpkin applesauce cookies with pumpkin icing. This will be an "allergy friendly" class with vegan and gluten free recipes! Cost: $10. Preregistration and prepayment is required. Minimum 6, maximum 10
Sunday, November 18, 2:30-4pm - PUMPKIN MANIA - Ages 6-12 Help prepare a whole meal with pumpkin or sweet winter squash in everything, including enough to serve to your parents at the end of the class! Pumpkin dip, pumpkin biscuits, pumpkin-butternut soup, and pumpkin applesauce cookies with pumpkin icing. Yum, yum, yum! Cost: $12. Preregistration and prepayment is required. Minimum 6, maximum 10.   

Thanksgiving - Fresh Turkey, Pie and Dinner Rolls, and more!
Save yourself a trip to town by ordering a FRESH FREE RANGE Thanksgiving turkey through Flying Squirrel. We have been providing this service for three years and all reports say these Deistel turkeys are delicious! For more information or to get on the order list, please come into the Squirrel and ask at the counter. THE DEADLINE TO ORDER A TURKEY IS NOVEMBER 11! Stay tuned for another e-mail very soon with information about pies and desserts, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce and more to help fill out your Thanksgiving table with beautiful looking and wonderful tasting Flying Squirrel special order items.

Coffee Orders by November 2 (tomorrow!)
What's not to love about the coffee from K-Bay Caffe Roasting Company. We are proud to serve all K-Bay coffee and espresso at Flying Squirrel - organic, fair trade and thoughtful chosen and roasted in Homer. You can order coffee beans through Flying Squirrel in 1 pound or 5 pound bags for your own home (coffee makes a great holiday gift too)! Order by November 2 and pick up November 9-11. Please stop at the Squirrel for an order form. 

December Brings So Much More...
Second Saturday Art Opening - Saturday, December 8, 3-5pm - Jenny Birdsall will be back in town with another creative photography show
Taste of Talkeetna - Saturday, December 8, late afternoon - visit restaurants around town for a taste, fill up your ticket with stamps for a chance to win great prizes.
Family Gingerbread House Workshops - Sundays, December 9 and 16
Adult Cooking Class - Thursday, December 13, 4-6pm - Take a Step Toward Healthy
Holiday Mail Order - Check out online store where you can send ruggelach, cookies, granola, t-shirts, gift certificates and more to Squirrel fans all around the US! Holiday package ordering begins the day after Thanksgiving!

HOURS OF OPERATION and special holiday times
SUNDAY: 8am-5pm
WEDNESDAY: 7:30am-6pm
THURSDAY: 7:30am-6pm
FRIDAY: 7:30am-9pm (Pizza Night: 4-9pm)
SATURDAY: 7:30am-9pm (Pizza Night: 4-9pm)

Monday, November 19 - closed
Tuesday, November 20 - OPEN noon-5pm (including turkey pick up)
Wednesday, November 21 - OPEN 7:30am-6pm (including turkey and special order pick up after 2pm)
Thursday, November 22 - CLOSED for Thanksgiving
Friday, November 23 - OPEN 9am-9pm including wood fired pizza night 4-9pm!
Saturday, November 24 - OPEN normal hours 7:30am-9pm, wood fired pizza 4-9pm
Sunday, November 25 - OPEN normal hours 8am-5pm

Stay warm!
Anita Continue reading »