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From Istanbul to the Berkshires

The Galata Bridge at night   When I travelled in Turkey last fall I was looking for a taste of authentic baklava. It was already too unstable to travel to the border town of Gazientep, the capital of all things pistachio but I made the best of it in various authentic baklava bakeries in Istanbul. […]

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Late summer blueberry cake

Waiting for the storm. Yes, it has been hot and any minute now the sky will open up and drench all of our parched gardens with rain and runoff!! We’ve been gorging on corn, tomatoes and most of all blueberries. We wait all year for blueberries and eat them every way we can, with BOLA granola […]

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How we do it in the Berkshires

Hello! In our last newsletter we mentioned that we had been invited to take part in a video produced by Chobani about food producers here in the Berkshires. Well, it looks so great we wanted to share it with you. For those of you unfamiliar with the Berkshires, we hope this will lure you to […]

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What a difference a week makes

What a difference a week makes! Two weeks ago we were invited to be part of a promotional video highlighting Berkshire food producers that will be screened at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic. The production team descended on our little factory with lights, cameras and lots of action. The day ended with an al […]

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Try this! The BOLA Berry Smoothie

One of the best times of year here in The Berkshires is when berries are in season. Juicy, sweet and unlike anything you would ever find in a supermarket. We always looking for new ways to enjoy them while they last. Our local coffee shop, Fuel, has come up with this wonderful smoothie using BOLA […]

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Spring at last

“A sap-run is the sweet good-bye of winter. It is the fruit of the equal marriage of the sun and frost.” John Burroughs, Signs and Seasons, 1886 In the 70s the farm down the road was our source for fresh milk in a pail and maple syrup boiled down from the sap that collected in […]

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BOLAgranola.com – the old is new again

Hello from the still frozen Northeast. It seems to me that we have turned a corner on winter, but brrrrrrr….. it is still very cold. When we weren’t shoveling snow, we were hard at work on the redesigned www.bolagranola.com.  Many of you who have received our newsletters over the years may remember just how long […]

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Champagne & Popovers

Popped   The weather is mild and wet, perfect for lichen and moss…and long walks. Those skiers and skaters among us are impatiently awaiting the return of winter but being early risers makes us very grateful for the lengthening days. Meanwhile we’re all celebrating the Solstice time of year in different ways. We like to […]

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