COOKING CLUB AT ZENO MOUNTAIN FARM

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COOKING CLUB AT ZENO MOUNTAIN FARM

by | Feb 26, 2021

Cooking with my friends at Zeno Mountain Farm is a joy! Every Saturday at noon, the cooking club at Zeno convenes on Zoom for a fun hour of cooking. Each week that I’ve been a part of the group, a new leader emerges with a recipe to share. We’ve enjoyed creating recipes such as

Buckeye Peanut Butter Balls and Baked Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Topped with BBQ Chicken with Chef Turtle,

Spaghetti Pie with Chef Debbie,

Cheese Grits with Chef John and

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Chef Jan.

I had the great fortune of leading the group on a recent Saturday. On the menu was West African Peanut Stew and Chocolate Fruit And Nut Bites.

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A Little About Zeno Mountain Farm……


Founded by Peter and Ila Halby and Will and Vanessa Halby, Zeno Mountain Farm(or Zeno as it’s called) is a nonprofit that hosts camps and retreats for people with disabilities, veterans, people with TBI, people in the cancer community, people with chronic illness and people in recovery.

The mission of Zeno is to support lifelong friendships and opportunities for people with and without disabilities and other marginalized communities.

According to their website, Zeno hosts 12 retreats and camps at their home in Lincoln, Vermont. Unfortunately due to Covid, traditional camping has been limited.

To fill that void, according to the program director, Talia Campbell, who also cooks with us on Saturday, “Zeno created a number of different clubs this winter in an effort to give everyone in our community the chance of some of that “small group hangout time” that we get to enjoy normally at retreats, and which it’s been hard to recreate online.”

Learn more about Zeno…..

You can learn much more about Zeno and how you can be a part of this amazing experience here.

A special thank you to Turtle and Elyse for sharing their photos and creations with me.

And a very special thank you to Elyse for sharing her beautiful photograph from a Night To Shine event hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Elyse's Shine Photo

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