The Top Left Corner, Episode 5—Eating Spring

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Plus: News Chat with iBerkshires, New Music, Weekend Lowdown with Berkshire Family Focus

Lakeview Orchards Asparagus with lardo and everything bagel crumbs, photo courtesy Mezze Bistro and Bar

Lakeview Orchards Asparagus with lardo and everything bagel crumbs, photo courtesy Mezze Bistro and Bar

The Greylock Glass Gets Some Perspective on the News with iBerkshires

This is a big show this week! The Top Left Corner welcomes Tammy Daniels, managing editor of iBerkshires.com, to the show. She’s going to share some back story and analysis of some of the news stories that iBerkshires has been following. Some of the issues this time of year are far from light reading (think municipal budget friction), and we’re grateful that Tammy’s writers are keeping us up to date with both the big ideas and small details.

Catch up on all the latest headlines at iBerkshires.com

Catch up on all the latest headlines at iBerkshires.com

Check out these stories below to read more about the topics of today’s conversation.

Adams Cheshire School Budget Process Causing Confusion

North Adams Holocaust Museum Closing This Month

Local Musician Takes First In National Trumpet Competition

 

Mezze Bistro and Bar Eases into Spring Fare

I was super excited to talk with Chef Nicholas Mouton, executive chef at Mezze Bistro and Bar in Williamstown. His knowledge about, and love for, local and seasonal eating inspires a menu that conjures up flavors with origins of less than a day’s walk from your table. With Spring here (sort of), Chef Nick will begin crafting some of the lighter, vegetable-centered delights that satisfy this season’s palate.

Below are some dishes that have previously graced the plates of Mezze this time of year.

​My amazing son and I checking out the morning's harvest

“​My amazing son and I checking out the mornings harvest.”
—Chef Nicholas Moulton

 

 

Budding young chef, perhaps?!

 

​Soft boiled Mighty Food Farm egg with farmed and foraged vegetables and herbs

​Soft boiled Mighty Food Farm egg with farmed and foraged vegetables and herbs; photo courtesy Mezze Bistro and Bar

 

Being a hunter/gatherer never looked so appetizing before now, did it?

 

​berry patch radishes with stinging nettles and mint

​berry patch radishes with stinging nettles and mint; photo courtesy Mezze Bistro and Bar

 

New Music “Winter Warming,” by Glenn Smith

This delicate and cyclical guitar piece comes to us from a Northampton musician, thinker, and massage therapist. Give it a listen, and consider buying a copy of the CD or digital download at either CD Baby (which has supported indie musicians for many years) or through the Greylock Glass’s affiliate link with Amazon.com (wherein your purchase helps support this site).

CD Winter Warming, by Glenn Smith available through the Greylock Glass's affiliate link to Amazon.com

CD Winter Warming, by Glenn Smith available through the Greylock Glass’s affiliate link to Amazon.com

 

Much, much more of Glenn’s music can be discovered by visiting his website, soundseeds.com

 

Kelly Bevan McIlquham Drops by to Share the Weekend Lowdown from Berkshire Family Focus.

While we said during the show that you could get the links to the events we spoke about here in the show-notes, that really makes no sense! Kelly has already compiled the master list right here in the Weekend Lowdown at her site.

And the link to the April Vacation page (she’s still adding to it) can be found over here. And trust us: you’re going to want to have activities planned in advance for the Spring Fever-stricken youths!

Below are links to Berkshire Family Focus sponsors who make Kelly’s contribution to the “Top Left Corner” possible.

Healthy Kids Day at the Pittsfield YMCA

Healthy Kids Day at the Pittsfield YMCA

Berkshire Community College Kid Academy

Berkshire Community College Kid Academy

The Clark - Free Family Day, May 3

The Clark – Free Family Day, May 3

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