Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Fan Letter

We got this e-mail from a fan December 18, 2010 -  

Hi- I really enjoyed your music at the Cozmic benefit and wanted to share with you. I am a tall guy and was standing by the entry pillars really getting into your playing Peter Gabriel's Your Eyes. The Next day it was going through my head and " without my voice, without my pride," I reached out from the inside and cried as I am once again as I write this. It's hard for me to get to that place and you helped, Thanks a lot, Kevin

Friday, December 17, 2010

Menu from Heidi Tunnell Catering at Christmas House Party

We blogged about the food at the Overman Christmas party.  Here's the menu by


Brandied Apple and House Cured Bacon
house made crostini, brandy seared apples, house cured bacon, apple butter

Vegetable Chips with Beet and Goat Cheese
house fried vegetable chips, beet, goat cheese, roasted pistachio rillette

Panini with Cheese and Apple
bite size panini with sharp Tillamook cheddar, apple, whole grain mustard

House Made Pretzel Bites
ham and cheese stuffed, soft, fresh pretzel bites, whole grain mustard for dipping

Smoked Chicken and Hazelnut Roll
whiskey smoked chicken salad, herbs, on brioche roll, hazelnuts

Dips and Spreads
pumpkin-goat cheese spread, roasted pear-blue cheese, white bean-roasted garlic
crackers, house baked artisan breads

Local Cheese Platter
Oregon and Northwest cheeses, assorted breads, crackers, dried fruits

Hot Apple Cider
whipped cream, caramel sauce

Fabada Austuriana Spanish Bean Stew
White Beans, Bacon, Chorizo, Saffron Served in Small Cups

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Playing a Christmas Party - Amazing Catering

December 12, 2010, we get to go to a lovely house in the country (again!!!) to play music for a Christmas party.  What a blessed life we live.  This time, it's the Overmans, and what a nice time it was.  It was during the day, and a family affair.  Their house's sizeable basement suite handled the more than 30 kids who were there with their parents. 

We enjoyed playing two long sets for an appreciative crowd of around 50.  One very nice surprise of the catering.  It was done by Rick's business partner's daughter.  She is based out of Creswell, and her company is called Heidi Tunnell Catering -

We are going to e-mail her to see if she can send us the menu from that she served that day and share it with you all.  We can tell you this as a teaser.  They served a house smoked bacon and white bean stew in espresso cups.  More later...