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Zoltar: “I see a great deal of happiness in store for you.”

We were delighted recently when Sarah brought in a “fortune teller” her sons had made at camp. Who can resist discovering ”You’re Awesome” under the flap! When our co-worker ChrisP announced he’d be leaving to go to Alaska we had to have a little send-off with his favorite Tangleberry pie from Taft Farms.   In addition […]

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Making the Best of It!

It’s still a shock to come downstairs in the morning to see the zero reading on the outdoor thermometer, but the sun is strong and the equinox upon us. I feel like baking… Making banana bread always seemed like punishment to me. I would have preferred to make cherry pies but my mother needed to […]

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My trip to Florida by Michèle Miller

Heading South     Flying into Miami as a winter storm shut down the Northeast left me giddy with relief and ready to embrace the urban tropical life. Miami ranks high in the fitness world for gyms, yoga studios, and events that are a natural fit for BOLA granola. We have made a lot of […]

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Fall back

There is a special quality to November light… and the still colorful trees. Yes, the days are getting shorter but we are making the most of it! The abundant harvest of squash and pumpkins, pears, sunflowers and apples is ours to enjoy. We eat as many fresh, tart apples as we can but as the […]

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Summer

Here in the Berkshires we revel in the longer days and the wonderful light. We have so many opportunities to enjoy the season’s offerings from softball in the park to concerts on the lawn at Tanglewood, the outdoor stage at Jacob’s Pillow or Shakespeare and Co. We have theater at Barrington Stage and canoeing on the […]

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Waiting for summer with rhubarb custard pie

Waiting for summer with rhubarb custard pie

Just a few weeks more until the longest day of the year and the delicious days of summer. Hammocks and beaches and iced tea! But while we still can, we are reveling in the fruit of spring. One of our favorites is this rhubarb custard pie derived from a James Beard recipe.     Combine: […]

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What moms really want!

What moms really want!

Get your mom what she really wants…our new canvas tote filled with BOLA granola.   Orders of $45 or more received by Wednesday, May 9 get our new tote! Want one for yourself? Click here.   To all of the moms out there, BOLA loves you back!

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The last straw

The last straw

Our young friend James is in the third grade. He recently became aware of the enormous damage that our use of plastic is doing to the planet and he launched a local initiative to eliminate the use of plastic straws in his school! Go James! You may think this is too small a mark to […]

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Black Bean “Chili”

Pick over and Rinse: 1 pound dried black beans Bring to a boil in: 2 qts water Remove from heat and let sit 1 hour Meanwhile chop 6 green peppers, 2 onions and 6 garlic cloves. Saute in 2/3 cup olive oil for 20 minutes. Stir in 1 T. + 1 t. kosher salt, ¼ […]

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BOLA Baklava

Defrost: 1lb. filo pastry Take it out of the freezer and let it defrost slowly before you unroll it. Cut the roll in half or to fit your pan. Keep the unrolled filo under saran wrap or waxed paper to prevent it from drying out. Grind lightly: 1 lb. BOLA granola 1/4 c. sugar (optional) […]

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