Acorn Farm
Grilling Pork Chops
Grilling Pork Chops
Grilling Pork Chops
Classes and Events
The landscape is changing on an almost daily basis, and the lush green on the trees is a welcome sight. It's nice to see people walking around town again now that things have warmed up. Take a walk downtown and see what new things we've got on our shelves -- from fresh, springtime decor to some incredible new gadgets and grilling goodies that we can't wait to use!  

Take a look at the upcoming events we have planned. We hope you'll have the opportunity to be a part of one of them.

Tuesday, June 7th - 6:30 - 9:30pm - $20

Last year we enjoyed a great event benefiting FIVE POINTS OF HOPE, a first-class organization that helps individuals experiencing financial struggles while they're battling cancer. When you purchase a ticket, you'll be helping to ease someone's burden so they can concentrate on the battle at hand.

On the evening of June 7th, ticket holders will have a wonderful time at ACORN FARM, CLOTHING COVE, BLOSSOMS ON MAIN, and MILFORD MILLS. Each stop will offer a little something to eat, a beverage, door prizes, and you'll enjoy a 20% DISCOUNT on your purchases at Acorn Farm (some exclusions apply.) At Acorn Farm we'll be featuring some delicious Street Tacos, served with a Mango Salsa and Avocado ---all made by Chef Steven Grostick, our hometown favorite! Shop while you sip a little Sangria and enjoy a great evening out!

Why not come out for this fun event and bless someone in the process! TICKETS WILL  BE ON SALE at Acorn Farm, Clothing Cove, Blossoms on Main, and Milford Mills for $20. Don't delay---they go up to $30 the night of the event!
  . . . and almost GONE!  As you can see below, we have a total of just eight spots left in cooking classes through the end of July. Now is the time to check your calendar and get in on the fun before somebody beats you to it. All are grilling classes, taught by Chef Steven, outside on lovely summer evenings! They make great gifts for Father's Day, a friend's birthday, or an evening with someone special. Call 248-684-1373 to register.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:30pm - $40
with Chef Grostick
Just the aroma of something cooking on the grill evokes a flurry of childhood memories and some of the fun food of our youth! We're going to explore some of those great foods with a little more grown-up twist!  Take a look at this simple but sophisticated menu:
  • Toas-tite Campfire Sandwiches  - Three different delights for the gourmand to enjoy!
  • BBQ Pulled Pork on Cheddar & Scallion Cornbread
  • Tuna Melts with Havarti
  • Roast Beef with Mustard & Beer-Braised Onions on a Hoagie Roll
  • Grilled Carrot Salad - with cauliflower and french beans in a Tarragon Brown Butter Vinaigrette.
  • Mini Red Hasselback Potatoes - delicious potatoes, cut into a fan of sorts, topped with goat cheese, bacon & roasted garlic and and cooked until crisp on the outside, tender on the inside.  
  • Cast Iron Trout - prepared to the perfection that only cast iron can produce.  We'll finish it with a little pancetta and tomato sauce.
  • Campfire S'Mores - Oh, yes!   We'll let Chef Grostick do his gourmet spin on these.  Don't expect the same S'mores you had around your troop's campfire.
Tuesday, July 19 - 7:00 - 8:30pm - $40 - FULL!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 7:00 - 8:30pm - $40 - only 4 spots open!
with Chef Grostick
The Olympics are coming! The Olympics are coming! While not many of us are going to be traveling to Brazil to watch the beloved games, we'd like to honor the host country with a fabulous spread of Brazilian favorites, full of bright and bold flavors.  
  • Brazilian Lemonade - Start the evening cooling off with a simple Brazilian lemonade.  Sweet, fresh, and made with, surprisingly enough, limes!
  • Salada de Couve com Manga - A salad with some great brazilian staples - mango and kale, with the crunch of pine nuts
  • Frango Churrasco - Chicken thighs, bathed in a perfectly seasoned marinade with garlic, lemon, and coriander, then skewered and grilled to a heavenly crispness.
  • Brazilian Pork Ribs - Toto, we're not in Kansas City anymore. Enjoy a distinctively different Brazilian sauce with soy, lime and parsley, a good dose of garlic and some unexpected herbs.  A slow-simmer turns these into juicy moist ribs before they're finished on the grill for a fantastic char. You're about to experience a new "go-to" rib recipe for your repertoire! 
  • Grilled Flank Steak with Root Vegetable Chips & Brazilian-Style Chimichurri - Enjoy some of the same flavors you'd find in the Caribbean islands but without the heat. The marinade carries the aroma of cumin, coriander, and lime and the chimichurri adds a beautiful freshness to the dish. Add a little crunch with the chips to finish it off and you'll be ready to fly the Brazilian flag.
  • Pudim - a lovely custard-like flan served with glazed and grilled pineapple and other tropical delights!
Living High on the Hog
Pork Chops
New Temperature Guidelines
recipeone RECIPE: Spicy Grilled Jerk Pork Chops
RECIPE: Spicy Grilled Jerk Pork Chops
The Secret Sauce
Secret Sauce
Grill by temperature, not by time
Tools for Mastering the Grill
recipetwo RECIPE: Grilled Coffee-Crusted Pork Chops
RECIPE: Grilled Coffee-Crusted Pork Chops
Dry Rub
Stay Safe While Grilling
recipethree RECIPE: Grilled Pork Chops with Homemade BBQ Sauce
RECIPE: Grilled Pork Chops with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Sauce the Chops
Make the sauce
Cookbook Review


Happy Cooking!

Kathy Magaluk and all of us at Acorn Farm