Martha O’Bryan Center was founded in 1894 and began operating at its current site in Cayce Place of East Nashville in 1948. I came to know about Martha O’Bryan Center in 1992, when I was working on a research project for one of my social work classes at Belmont. Even back then, I recognized the value in helping folks dream that had never given themselves permission to do so or even knew how to. In a neighborhood full of life and energy, some East Nashvillians feel stuck in poverty without a dream. Martha O’Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.
Since 1985, Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ and Summer Social has been a Nashville tradition. It has become Martha O’Bryan’s signature fundraising event. On June 9 on the lawn of First Presbyterian Church, you can sample hundreds of gallons of homemade ice cream at the 2013 Purity Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ and Summer Social. Yours truly will be one of the lucky judges that get to help decide who made the winning ice cream! Then the winning cranker will get to see their recipe with a Purity label on it. What a kick it will be to see that ice cream in the grocery store’s freezer section! Of course, the proceeds of this event go to Martha O’Bryan Center. Click here to purchase tickets!
So, my weekend kitchen therapy was in honor of Miss Martha. I went to a bunch of farmers markets last week. A couple of my favorite hauls included some Delvin Farms strawberries and Noble Springs goat milk yogurt. The yogurt came in a 32oz jug and was more liquid than the store bought stuff. What to do, what to do!
Berry Goat Frozen Yogurt
|32 oz. Goat Yogurt
½ lb. strawberries
¾ cup local honey
|Macerate berries with honey and vanilla. Mix in yogurt. Chill for at least 1 hour. Freeze according to ice cream maker instructions. Serve immediately if you like a soft serve. Otherwise, freeze in air tight container.