Sometimes I look back at my published posts and I see reoccurring themes.  What I’m seeing now is that apparently I’ve been really into comfort food lately. Soup, potato gratin, a pot pie… and now this galette. Maybe I just need a hug.  Or a cup of tea.  A glass of scotch. Something to make me feel cozy.

I can’t take complete credit  for this recipe.  The filling, I can. The crust, not so much.  That came from the very talented baker/entrepreneur/cookbook author behind the fabulous Tate’s Bake Shop, Kathleen King, who has just come out with her latest book, Baking for Friends.  You may be a bit skeptical when you see the cornmeal listed as an ingredient… but gosh darn it, every time I make a galette, I’m going to refer back to this recipe. That small addition has a huge impact on the whole texture of the pastry. And it works beautifully.

Before you head on off to make this (which was incredibly easy to whip up and will work with a number of other kinds of fruits), I have a little giveaway to announce!  The fine folks at Tate’s Bake Shop are generously giving away one of their fantastic Cookie and Bar Towers to one lucky reader.

To enter: All you have to do is leave a comment on this post. No restrictions.

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to US and Canadian residents only . Giveaway will end on November 4th 2012 at 12:00 pm EST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

Additionally, if you want to receive $5 off Baking for Friends, just enter the code “BAKEOFF” when you order it from their site.

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  • October 29, 2012 - 1:15 am

    jaime @ sweet road - I know the feeling. As soon as cooler weather hits I start to go back to my comfort food recipes and taking advantage of every moment that I can make a cozy moment. I drink tea, I bake nonstop, and I spend plenty of time cuddled and cozied up in front of the fire. Next time I’ll do it with some dessert inspired by this galette!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 1:22 am

    Sharon - I had to comment, not because of the towers of Tate, but because this galette has gone straight to the top of my must bake list. Just…WOW!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 2:32 am

    Rosa - A beautiful galette! That filling is perfect.

    Our tastes depend on the seasons, so it is quite normal to start craving comfort food when it’s getting chilly outside.

    Cheers,

    RosaReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 8:53 am

    Molly - I’ve done cranberry and pear but never cranberry and chocolate. I’m intrigued.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 8:55 am

    Christina - I’ve never had cranberry and chocolate together. I’l be trying this soon!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 9:01 am

    Becky B. - Yummmmeeee!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 9:15 am

    Lori @ RecipeGirl - This looks amazing, but I really just love the way a rustic galette looks. SO pretty.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 9:33 am

    Karen - I am definitely making this! Looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Lisa S. - That palette is beautiful! What a great use for cranberries.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 10:02 am

    Brooks - The pairing of chocolate and cranberry intrigues, but the visual representation is quite compelling. Beautiful work Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Jenny @ BAKE - I love this flavour combination! this galette looks so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 10:27 am

    Shaina - It’s almost a play on chocolate-covered cherries. Love.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - DUDE. That photo of the cranberries….killing.me.softly.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Maria - Galettes are one of my favorite desserts! Much better than pie-if you ask me:) Gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 11:05 am

    Joan - Oh my, I would love to have a piece of your galette for breakfast this morning. :)ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Ken┃hungry rabbit - This is a true beauty and no doubt a delicious dessert.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 12:01 pm

    Deb - The addition of cornmeal to the crust is inspired! And I an intrigued by the pairing of chocolate and cranberries, an irresistible fall treat!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This is stunning! Love this idea!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Julia - Oh my, this looks delicious! I might have to try it with the bag of cranberries sitting in my fridge getting lonely. Also, it would be pretty great to win the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Jo - A beautiful food memory of Hurricane Sandy.ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 2:15 pm

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - looking great Brian! Great giveaway! Hope you had a good weekend!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Jeanette - What a beauty! I do like the texture that cornmeal adds to baked goods. The combination of chocolate and cranberries sounds so complex – love that!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 4:01 pm

    Anna - Yay! It’s time to bake with cranberries! This galette sounds amazing!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - Beautiful! Thinking about you – please stay safe my friend!!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 5:18 pm

    Kim Catapano - That looks REALLY GOOD and I love the combination of chocolate and cranberries!!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 5:25 pm

    Debbie Bray - looks delicious!!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    Meryl - Great giveaway! I love Tate’s Bake Shop Whole wheat chocolate chip cookies!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    Louis - Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 9:22 pm

    foodwanderings - Anything with cranberries and I am sold. This galette Bri looks fantastic, Rustic and comforting yet elegant!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 10:48 pm

    Lora @cakeduchess - Cornmeal in the crust makes for a perfect galette. I like to make it savory like that for dinner sometimes (veggies-cheese). This is gorgeous. Hope you’re safe with the storm my friend xxReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Carolyn - I do believe I saw part of this lovely thing sitting on your counter the other day :)ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 10:01 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mnnn. . . I LOVES me some cranberries, and I LOVES me some chocolate.

    A veces, cuando se combinan dos cosas que creo que son deliciosos, su delicioso sabor se pierde cuando se mezclan.ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 11:23 am

    gloria - I love cranberries and this look really beutiful:)
    Love your pictures too!!ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 1:10 pm

    Genevieve - I think the cornmeal crust would go perfectly with a cranberry filling! I’m definitely craving comfort foods lately, and those cookies would certainly help!ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Sarah - If this recipe is any indication, I would love this cookbook. :-)ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Laura W - A very beautiful galette Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 30, 2012 - 3:28 pm

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - This is one of those recipes that just screams Fall and New England to me!ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2012 - 12:24 am

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - I love cozy food and I love Tate’s Bakeshop! They have some pretty amazing gluten free cookies and brownies.ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2012 - 1:18 pm

    Sheila - I can’t wait to try this. Yummy enough to take a bite right out of the picture. Thanks for my new recipe!ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2012 - 8:14 pm

    Michelle - Found you thru Pinterest, so glad I did. Can’t wait to search your blog!ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2012 - 10:21 pm

    Erica - That looks so good!!! I wish I could have a piece right now.

    ps you commented on my guest post on chez us and I had to share some love back. Love what I am seeing!ReplyCancel

  • October 31, 2012 - 10:32 pm

    Megan - This dessert looks AMAZING!!! Well done! :)ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Maria - OMG!! I wish I had cranberries and time to make this now. It is raining all morning, my bones hurt and I need a hug, a cup of the with lots of scotch in it and and a double doze of this galette to comfort me!!ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Joanne - At this time of year, I’m pretty sure we could ALL use some comfort…and I’m loving the sound of this galette! I haven’t delved into cranberries yet this season…but this seems like the perfect recipe to start with!ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 8:42 am

    EdiaK - I always struggle to apply vintage filters with casts to my photos but that photo of the cranberries is certainly inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 12:31 pm

    Tanya Phillips - Yes, this looks amazing! And it’s been so long since I’ve had cranberries.ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Heather - This looks awesomely yummy. Thanks for sharing. off to the market to buy some ingredients.ReplyCancel

  • November 1, 2012 - 10:13 pm

    Heather McClelland Blicha - looks amazing. I am off to get the ingredients to bake this this weekend. Thank you so much for sharing this!ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2012 - 4:19 am

    Anonymous - Gorgeous galette! What an unusual combination of flavors!ReplyCancel

  • November 2, 2012 - 8:50 am

    elizabeth - Looks delicious!! Can’t wait to make it!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 8:03 am

    Pamela - Will be making this lovely dessert this weekend. The perfect blend of sweet and tart sounds fantastic. Great photos too:)ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 10:24 am

    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures - That galette looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    Audrey Giannattasio - We love Tate’s cookies! Sample them whenever we can at Savenor’s on Boston Foodie Tours, and our guests often buy. Can’t be beat…ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    CarolynH - Delish recipe. A nice dessert to make for my family. & would be nice to win the giveaway. @poohroReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 6:03 pm

    Delenn Dax - Cranberry is one of my favorite flavors, and chocolate, and sugar, and….oh shoot, I’ll take nearly anything that fits in the category of “Comfort Food”. And for this non-cook, it this Chocolate Cranberry Galette looks pretty simple to make.ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Kate W. - That looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    Rachelle - I can’t wait to try this. I have been looking for a good cranberry pie.ReplyCancel

  • November 5, 2012 - 12:27 am

    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious - Fantastic recipe, I love rustic looking tarts and pastries and this sounds and looks first class!ReplyCancel

  • November 6, 2012 - 8:35 pm

    Laura (Tutti Dolci) - Beautiful galette, love the chocolate and cranberry pairing!ReplyCancel

  • November 7, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Camilla @ Culinary Adventures - Thanks for the inspiration. I added some cayenne and coffee to mine and it was fabulous! http://culinary-adventures-with-cam.blogspot.com/2012/11/c4-tart-its-bomb.htmlReplyCancel

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  • November 22, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    pinkóci - Tanks for the recipe, it’s lovely :) I hope you don’t mind I posted the recipe, marking you as a source :)ReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2013 - 9:55 am

    Caustic Cocoa Cranberry Galette. | a pie a week for a year - […] though, with the emphasis on the Apple. But two in particular sparked my interest: this one, and this one. How could I resist the addition of dark cocoa to the pie? I thought it would be just the ticket […]ReplyCancel

  • November 20, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Top 10: Dessert Galettes - […] Galette from Kitchen Meets Girl   Nectarine or Peach and Basil Galette from The NY Times   Chocolate Cranberry Galette from A Thought for Food   Mini Raspberry Lemon Galettes from Indigo Scones   Gluten Free Stone Fruit Galette […]ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    A Thought For Food - It is surprisingly easy! I’m not a baker and I didn’t have any trouble :-)ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    A Thought For Food - Aren’t they delicious!?!?! So thrilled to be hosting this giveaway. ReplyCancel

  • November 3, 2012 - 7:38 pm

    A Thought For Food - Thank you, Karen! I was concerned that the cranberries might be too tart, but when they cook with the cocoa powder and sugar, it all comes together beautifully.ReplyCancel

It’s hard to believe the weather we had this weekend?  What we thought was going to be a cold and wet one turned out to be quite nice.  Eric and I made the most of it, taking Maki on long walks through the woods.  On Saturday, we took a trip to The Fells Reservation in Medford, MA with our friend Courtney and her dog (and Maki’s best friend) Lola.  They romped through mud and puddles, chasing after each other to the point of exhaustion.

Despite the unseasonable temperatures, I still craved comfort food… and few things satisfy like a big, homemade veggie pot pie.  Gifts from our recent CSA box –  onions, potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, turnips – made for the perfect filler.  Coated with cream sauce and then topped with a flaky pastry… well, let’s just say it did the trick.

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  • October 22, 2012 - 6:42 am

    Carolyn - Hey, you were up near my neck of the woods if you were at the Fells! I run in there quite a bit. Your pot pie looks lovely…I need to invent a good almond flour pot pie topping and then I will make this!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 9:18 am

    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel - It looks too pretty to eat! I bet it tasted just as good without the standard chicken too!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 9:22 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - I just died a most glorious death.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 9:47 am

    Andrew Frishman - MMMNnnnn. . . I LOVES me some pot pie, especially when it flaky/crusty.

    Vegetales pastel de olla, y no me importaReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Sorry I heard nothing you said… All I can think about it diving into pot pies an petting cute animals simultaneously!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 12:36 pm

    Julia - And now I want pot pie. For breakfast.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 12:42 pm

    Wanda - We all love chicken pot pie in this house. It’s good to see your meatless version. This is my next pot pie for sure!
    Seeing your pictures took me back to my childhood, I grew up in Boston, MA and miss it dearly. We are now in Florida & during this time of year I miss the changes of the seasons and the cool breeze the most. I really loved this post!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 1:32 pm

    Michelle Collins - I love making veggie pot pies this time of year – I’ll have to try this recipe!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Jeanette - I’ve been getting so many root vegetables and winter squash in my CSA Box too – this would be the perfect way to take full advantage of those fall vegetables!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 2:32 pm

    Shaina - Glorious comfort food after a day out in the brisk weather.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet - What cute pupsters. There’s nothing better than a pot pie on a crisp fall day. Looks delish Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 3:51 pm

    Vijitha - What a fan day! Pot pie sounds so comforting and looks so colorful with all the veggies. Delicious one pot meal.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Lubna Karim - I am drooling over here….it has got my fav veggies in it….that’s an delectable recipe…ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 5:16 pm

    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen - This looks so simple and delicious! This is one of my hubby’s favorite meals, so I’m going to have to make it again soon. I love fall pictures.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 5:50 pm

    Kimberley - LOVE. Both a perfect pot pie and, especially, that stunning image of fall woods. I could stare at that all day.ReplyCancel

  • October 22, 2012 - 7:26 pm

    Liz - Looks delicious and good to see a vegetarian version. Beautiful pictures, as always!ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 12:17 am

    Sandy @ RE - Love the pups. Love the potpie. Beautiful, as always, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 12:34 am

    Laura (Tutti Dolci) - Beautiful fall colors and what a deliciously flaky pot pie!ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Joanne - Nothing SCREAMS comfort like veggie pot pie, that’s for sure! I’m so glad to hear that your weekend away was so splendid!ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 8:16 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - I have been on a pot pie kick lately and this one sounds perfect. I love the dog photos–how cute that your dog has a best friend! Awww.ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 10:22 am

    Lora @cakeduchess - The Fells Reservation looks like a beautiful place to run around. Look how happy Maki is! I was spoiled by just a couple of days of fall leaves in NYC this wkend. I miss it already. LOVE this easy fall recipe idea:)ReplyCancel

  • October 23, 2012 - 11:57 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - This is perfect for the season, and what an AWESOME friend you have :)ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2012 - 3:43 am

    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen - I miss the long walks in the forest, they were always so peaceful and restorative.ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2012 - 3:22 am

    JulieD - Looks so good and comforting, Brian!! I want to curl up in front of a window with a piece of that pot pie!ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2012 - 8:44 am

    MikeVFMK - This one calls to me. I have this thing for pot pies in fall and winter. It’s been one of my favourite comfort foods since I was a kid. And sadly, I have never made one myself. But that’s about to change. It’s great that this is filled with fall’s vegetables. Winner.ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2012 - 11:19 am

    Joy - Ohhhhh, the pot pie looks wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • October 25, 2012 - 6:10 pm

    Karen - You captured a fall day in New England just perfectly…I can smell the leaves, feel the warmth in your kitchen and now I’m hungry for some vegetable pot pie. So nice.ReplyCancel

  • October 26, 2012 - 2:01 pm

    Kristen - Your dogs running around in the leaves is so picturesque. Perfectly fall, just like this pot pie!ReplyCancel

  • October 29, 2012 - 4:08 pm

    Chocolate Cranberry Galette - A Thought For Food - […] now is that apparently I’ve been really into comfort food lately. Soup, potato gratin, a pot pie… and now this galette. Maybe I just need a hug.  Or a cup of tea.  A glass of scotch. […]ReplyCancel

  • January 7, 2013 - 10:43 am

    Case of the Mondays? | A Cedar Spoon | A Cedar Spoon - […] Fall Veggie Pot Pie I know it isn’t Fall but man this looks perfect for those cold days when you need some […]ReplyCancel

  • November 4, 2013 - 11:22 am

    Meatless Monday with Fall Veggie Pot Pie | Ethical Green StoreEthical Green Store - […] on a classic recipe: pot pie. On the menu tonight is a fall veggie potpie that comes by way of A Thought for Food. This dish still has all the classic components of a pot pie (the creamy sauce and flakey crust) […]ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2014 - 4:28 pm

    Just make do. Oh, and be creative! | Cómo perderse en España - […] we vegetarians don’t like to waste time cooking a turkey if we don’t have to! The recipe I found required the pie to be baked for 40 minutes. No problem, I’ll just use my […]ReplyCancel

  • November 27, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes - […] Veggie Pot Pie […]ReplyCancel

  • August 16, 2015 - 3:47 pm

    Tony Dadd - The pot pie looks great. I’ll have to try it sometime.

    On another note, I frequent the Middlesex Fells Reservation, and I must say I was taken aback to see all the photos of dogs off leash. Regulations are fairly strict about where dogs can be off leash. This is for the protection of nature and the enjoyment of the area for everyone.ReplyCancel

Before I start talking about our trip to Harry and David, I wanted to just congratulate Monet on winning the copy of Small Plates + Sweet Treats by Aran Goyoaga in the giveaway I hosted last week!

Twelve hours of traveling (including three flights) made for a very long trip back to Boston.  Despite being exhausted, I couldn’t help but smile when I reflected on the time I spent in Oregon: the tour of Harry and David, our outdoor dinner at Sandy’s house, the meals shared together in Jacksonville and Ashland, the warm welcome and fantastic service provided by Robert and Susan Roos (and their sweet pup, pictured below) at the Magnolia Inn (they make amazing breakfasts, many of which use H&D products). It all made for a wonderful experience.

Harry and David was founded in 1910 and is best known for its mail order Royal Riviera® Pears, which are grown, along with other fruit varietals, at their sixteen orchards in the Rogue Valley.  During their annual harvest, the company will pick 700 tons of fruit a day… all of which is done by highly trained workers.  And H&D treats their employees well (many of whom have been there for 20+ years).  The migrant workers who come for the harvest are not only paid well, but housing and meals are covered.  It also says a lot that many of these workers come back year after year.

What surprised me was how many products H&D produces.  Besides fruit, they also make their own gourmet chocolates, cookies, cakes (the cheesecake is my litte personal piece of heaven), soup mixes and jams, among other things.  Oh, and I can’t forget about Moose Munch.  I couldn’t get enough of that stuff.

On our last day of the trip, we were treated to a little surprise: the announcement of their upcoming line of wines. We were the first group to try them and I have to say that I enjoyed each one.  They should be rolling that out next year, so stay tuned.

I’m going to be quiet now and let you all take in some of these pictures, which covers everything from our dinner at Sandy’s, the Magnolia Inn (where we stayed), the tours of Harry and David orchards and factory, as well as visits to Peerless and Noble Coffee in Ashland.

Other bloggers/writers who attended: 

Magnolia Inn – Medford, OR

Dinner at Sandy and Paul Coughlin’s Home

Harry and David – Medford, OR

Harry and David Staff Pictured: Craig Johnson, CEO (1st photo, right), Matt Borman, Orchard Director (4th photo)

Harry and David Bakery and Candy Kitchen

H&D Staff Pictured: Charlie Douglas, Manager of Research & Development (1st photo, left) and 3rd Generation Candy Maker

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  • October 15, 2012 - 12:38 am

    Jamie - What a fun fun delicious trip! I have eaten Harry & David’s chocolate-covered berries – have two bags in my kitchen – and they are extraordinary! What luck to have visited this great company to see how it works. Great pics of a great trip, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 12:44 am

    Lori @ RecipeGirl - I’m so glad you enjoyed your trip… sometimes traveling east coast the west coast (or in my case, vice versa) can be exceedingly tiresome! But for Harry & David, well worth it. It’s beautiful country up there in Oregon too, isn’t it?? And H&D is really a great company, all around. Good people.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 1:22 am

    Liren - Sigh! What a fabulous trip, Brian! Simply lovely, and it sounds like the folks at Harry & David really know how to entertain. I have yet to visit that part of the world, to my sadness, but I do hope to fix that soon. I’m so glad you had a wonderful time, and in such lovely company, too.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Bev @ Bev Cooks - OMG, that apple factory reminds me of Laverne and Shirley! Did you put a glove on one apple and wave at it as it passed you by?ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:04 am

    shelly (cookies and cups) - What an amazing trip! Such a long trip home, but glad it was worth it :)ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Aimee @ Simple Bites - Looks just amazing! I loved following along on Instagram for the whole event. Welcome home. =)ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:31 am

    Ken┃hungry rabbit - Fantastic recap and beautiful photos as always.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:34 am

    Benthe - This all looks so overwhelming delicious/pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:43 am

    Harry & David's Wild Mushroom Leek Soup for a Crowd | reluctantentertainer.com Reluctant Entertainer I Sandy Coughlin - Lifestyle, Entertaining, Food, Recipes, Hospitality and Gardening - […] out these stories: Brian – A Thought for Food If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Leave a […]ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Sandy @ RE - Brian, it was so wonderful having you here in my home town. It was an honor to introduce you to the H&D staff and your beautiful photography and site here. Hugs from Oregon and miss you already!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective - Boy, did we ever have fun!! And I’m SO glad to see those chunky cookies you made me wait on…. 😉ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:21 am

    Kay Frishman - Such beautifully delicious photos…. Even the scenery seems delicious enough to eat!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Andrew Frishman - Mmmnnnn. . . I LOVES me some pears, especially when they are delicious pears.

    ¡Peras, si!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers - brian, i am floored. your photography is absolutely stunning. i will never make fun of you for taking 1.2 million photos again. WELL worth all the time, energy and effort you clearly pour into your amazing talent. can i redo my wedding so you can come photograph it!?!?

    also, i am so grateful our paths crossed during this wonderful trip. your personality added so much and i feel grateful for the time we had together! SO fun!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:32 am

    MikeVFMK - Looks like a wonderful trip and the folks at Harry & David know how to entertain. Great behind the scenes shots too. And what a great group to be with.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:36 am

    Matt mmWine Horbund - It was fantastic to meet you Brian. I’m glad that visiting Oregon and Harry & David brought us together. Your art is amazing, and your ideas are inspiring! You captured the magic of Harry & David’s Medford operations without making it seem so “corporate”!

    Cheers
    MattReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:12 am

    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies - What wonderful photos–it looks like it was an amazing trip!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:15 am

    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles - It was so fun to meet up again, Brian, and get to know you better. I’m still a bit weary from all the travel and FUN, but in the most awesome way. What an absolutely wonderful trip with Harry and David folks and fabulous friends. Awesome recap!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:25 am

    Tina @ MorePleaseRecipes - Wow, your photos are beautiful. I especially love the portrait of the pear orchard. Thank your for sharing your beautiful weekend.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Cassie | Bake Your Day - Gorgeous, gorgeous shots, Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Ann Mah - How beautiful! I grew up with Harry and David pears at Christmas, but never realized they came from an actual place, a real orchard in Oregon. No wonder they’re so delicious — they’re grown and picked with care. Thanks for the photo introduction!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Maria - Loved reading your recap! So glad you enjoyed your time in Oregon with Harry and David! They are the best!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 12:14 pm

    Ron Hilbink - Brian:

    Your photography is amazing. I really appreciated getting a look at where the wonderful pears are grown and processed that arrive each holiday season.

    Thank you for capturing the beauty of the place(s).

    RonReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 12:58 pm

    Carrie Minns - Wow, Brian, what a stunning post! Your pictures are gorgeous. They take me right back. So, thrilled our paths crossed on this trip and we had the opportunity to meet. Your catching enthusiasm added so much to the group. Thank you for that. Cheers, CarrieReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    Kristen - Oh so much fun! Your pictures are so beautiful – makes me feel like I was right back there!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Carolyn - Looks and sounds like a great trip, despite the long travel day on your way home!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    Vijitha - What a fabulous trip! I can see that everyone had a great time. You have beautifully captured the moments. Beautiful photos as always.ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 5:11 pm

    Aggie - I feel like I just relived the entire 3 days…what a beautiful visual post full of wonderful memories. So glad to finally meet you in person, you are as just as sweet as I’d thought you would be!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Cookin' Canuck - Dang, you’re good! Your photos captured every aspect of the trip perfectly, Brian. xoReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:12 pm

    Jeanette - What a fun trip! I’ve enjoyed Harry and David’s Royal Riviera Pears for years (decades actually!) – they continue to be a family favorite. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful photos!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 9:44 pm

    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. - what an amazing post! I am so bummed I had to miss them! I love Harry and David and Sandy! Lucky you! Great work Brian!ReplyCancel

  • October 15, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Monet - Oh love, I’m just drooling over these pics. You took me with you! And how exciting that I won that cookbook. Best day! Love and hugs.ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2012 - 7:39 am

    Joanne - Wow what an amazing trip! I’d actually never heard of H&D until other bloggers started posting about it…sounds like an amazing company with some great products!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2012 - 11:40 pm

    Heidi @foodiecrush - What a gorgeous pictorial of your visit, it totally takes me back! Love the shot of Matt and the lens flare. And the burger. Ah, the burger. And the endive. And the moose munch. And the…ah hell, you get the picture. I like yours.ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2012 - 5:44 pm

    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet - It was great to experience Medford with you Brian. Great post too! I love all of the photos.ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2012 - 7:22 pm

    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com - What a fun get-together! It was so nice to get an insight of H&D’s operation. The pears definitely got me hungry 😀

    ps: Beautiful photos and definitely captured the essence of that event :)ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2012 - 5:30 am

    A Visit with Harry and David in Medford, OR | Aggie's Kitchen - […] Tour, Lithia Park and Déjà Vu Bistro, Harry and David Gift Baskets A Thought For Food – A Visit to Harry and David + The Rogue Valley Farmgirl Gourmet – Harry & David – A Southern Oregon Experience A Good Time With […]ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Brooks│Cakewalker - My word, how I’d love to spend a day in the Candy Kitchen. I’ve been the recipient of Harry & David gifts over the years, but this up-close and personal look at the business (heck, the entire trip) is exquisitely told in photographs. Brian, you are a rock star behind the camera!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    foodwanderings - Oh my what a super duper trip to Harry & David Bri. I didn’t know they got their own orchards!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2012 - 11:00 pm

    Lisa | With Style and Grace - What a fun trip and your photos are incredible, as always!!ReplyCancel

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