Kids & Rigs Sailing Adventure

Event Title: Kids & Rigs Sailing Adventure

  • Date: Friday, August 10 & Sunday, August 12, 2012
  • Hours: 11am-1:00pm
  • Ages: Children ages 3-14 and Adults
  • Price: August 10: $40 for Children 3+, $30 for Adults; August 12: $45 for Children 3+, $35 for Adults.
  • Address: Schooner Soundwaters, Port Jefferson Village Center at Harborfront Park, 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
  • Phone: 516-338-0552
  • Website: KidsLearnToSail.com  (Starting with this page, for now.)
  • Description: Kids ages 3-14 and adult chaperones will set sail in style aboard an 80' 3-masted schooner powered by the wind. This 2-hour educational sail will teach kids how to lower and raise the sails, touch marine wildlife including sea cucumbers, horseshoe crabs, clams, and oysters, and learn how to steer this majestic 32-ton vessel. Come help the crew haul in some new specimens to examine. The last activity on board will be a crafting workshop led by Chef Paula. Kids will create a message in a bottle necklace and decorate sea life cupcakes. Advanced payment and registration required. Space is limited.

at http://KidsLearnToSail.com

Or Call Chef Paula @ 516-338-0552 for more info and to secure your spot!

Fun on the Farm Day 2012

Blueberries & Baby Goats... A Summer Remembered
By Paula Gottlieb Herman


Our 4th Annual Fun on the Farm Day was our biggest ever with 30 children, 29 adults, and 3 in staff (including me, Chef Paula). The participating children spanned ages 3 through 15. This year in addition to the girls, we had many older boys attending, and that always makes me happy. When I started LilChefs.com Special Events 7 years ago, I had a few dads who were not open to the idea of their sons wearing aprons in the kitchen for a cooking party. Boy, have times changed (pardon the pun)! Thank you Emeril, Bobby Flay, and Ratatouille for showing us that cooking is a life skill we all should have!

Every year, I seek out delicious blueberry treats to welcome our guests with, many of whom traveled 2 hours to be with us out in the North Fork. This year I hit the jackpot! My personal favorite was the individual blueberry cakes called YoGo. These delicate little cakes were made with Greek yogurt and are only 100 calories. My next favorite was Jessica’s Brick Oven Blueberry Lemon Bread. The pre-sliced loaf is dense and delicious, and since I add lemon zest to the blueberry jam we create, you know I love the pairing of blueberries with that little hint of citrus in the background. My third homerun was finding Snack Pack pudding appropriately titled, Blueberry Muffin. Wow, what a winner with our guests during the dessert making part of our day. More about that later…

I take great pride in creating such a beautiful event where we feature a fruit farm, a goat farm, and LilChefs. Wickham’s Fruit Farm located in Cutchogue is a bicentennial 300-acre farm owned by the family since 1661. Tom Wickham, the present owner, is the 13th generation to work this land. Catapano Dairy Farm, located in Peconic started out as a 19-goat dairy a decade ago, and can now boast about their 96 happy goats in residence. This year they even added a half dozen sheep to the farm. So, in addition to their award-winning goat cheese, they are now making cheese from sheep’s milk. Read more »