931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway,Charlottesville, VA
by American Heritage Chocolate
Sep 10, 2016 – Sep 10, 20169:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monticello is the autobiographical masterpiece of Thomas Jefferson designed, redesigned, built, and rebuilt for more than forty years.
The expansive Shop at Monticello presents an extraordinary collection of items available for purchase. In the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center, courtyard level, the Shop is open daily. The book section offers more than 250 titles—including one of the most comprehensive selections of Jefferson-related books available anywhere—and comfortable reading chairs. Other departments of the store contain exclusive Monticello reproductions, educational games and toys, home décor pieces, Virginia wines, gourmet food products, posters and prints, collectibles, and souvenirs. The Shop also features an indoor/outdoor garden space, open year-round, where you can buy Monticello's popular historic plants and seeds, harvested from plants grown at Monticello, as well as a wide range of gardening accessories. An additional, smaller shop—on the mountaintop at the southern end of Mulberry Row—provides a convenient selection of gift items, beverages, and snacks.
A delicate chocolate almond pastry using American Heritage Chocolate
by Laura Petersen
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Carefully move pinwheel to parchment covered baking sheet. Repeat until all pinwheels are cut, One roll will make 11-12 pinwheels.
4.Bake in oven preheated to 350 degrees, for 15-20 minutes our until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool.
To make glaze place powdered sugar in bowl and add vanilla and then milk one teaspoon at a time until desired consistency is reached. If too thin add more powdered sugar if too thick add milk on teaspoon at a time.
Drizzle over cooled pinwheels.
Using unflavored dental floss slide under end of roll about ½ inch from edge, bring ends of floss over top of roll crossing. With ends crossed gently pull floss to cut through dough.
2.Grate chocolate with grater and set aside. Crumble almond paste set aside.
From wide end of rectangle start rolling dough as tight as possible. Pinch edge of dough to seal pinwheel.
Unroll crescent roll dough and pinch perforations together to seal. Sprinkle even ly with almond paste and then with grated chocolate.
From 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Celebrate the harvest and the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson at the 10th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture.
Taste the bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables while learning about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, family-friendly festival held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. This venue provides a beautiful showcase for the restored gardens and features the wealth of Monticello’s programs in not just gardening, but also natural history, foodways, and the roles of the entire plantation community.