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Spring 2011 Newsletter


Geppetto Catering, Inc.



Spring, 2011

  • It is hard to believe that Memorial Day is just around the corner. I can only assume you are like me, itching to get outside and enjoy the beautiful bounty of our region! Walks on the canal, hiking in the country and fishing with my son, yes, spring is here!
  • Josh Carin
  • Another thing I truly enjoy about this time of year is BBQ! If you did not know, I love to cook! Go figure, a caterer who loves to cook! Therefore, I encourage you to come visit our team at several local farmers markets (Kensington, Bethesda,Riverdale, HHS, USDA & H Street) to sample some of our beef brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs and whole chickens all slow cooked in our wood-fired smoker. While you are at the market, visit some of the other local vendors. It truly is a wonderful time for you and the family.
  • I hope you find the segments of this newsletter helpful. We have included some etiquette tips for when you are out and about networking. We are sharing some information on Greater DC Cares. A wonderful organization that helps individuals and companies in being connected to the local non-profit sector. As the annual day of service approaches we hope you find their contact information helpful. We have included a recipe for our signature lemon bars for you to try at home as you plan your next BBQ. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
  • We look forward to serving you and seeing you around town at the markets!
  • Josh
Place Setting

Etiquette Tips

  • When your host or hostess picks up their fork to eat, then you may eat. Do not start before this unless the host or hostess insists that you start eating.
  • When served bread or a roll on a bread/butter place; break the bread with your fingers into pieces small enough for one or two bites; butter a pulled apart piece and then eat it. Do not butter the entire roll or piece of bread at one time.
  • Use the silverware farthest from your plate first. Eat to your left, drink to your right. Any food dish to the left is yours, and any glass to the right is yours.
  • After the completion of a formal dinner, place your knife and fork parallel to one another across the plate with the knife blade facing inward toward the plate at the upper right hand side: the knife and fork in the position of ten o'clock to four o'clock. Place the napkin at the left of your place setting or if the plates have been cleared, place the napkin in the center without actually refolding to the original state. Never place anything on plates like napkins or programs. Be sure to thank the host before leaving any event.

Greater DC Cares


  • With 21 years of experience, Greater DC Cares
  • is the leading and largest coordinator of
  • volunteerism in the region.
  • Greater DC Cares comprehensively mobilizes volunteers
  • and strengthens nonprofits to better impact communities
  • Programs and services include:
  • Skilled and Traditional Volunteer Recruitment and Placement
  • Professional Development Training for Nonprofits, Volunteers and Businesses
  • Nonprofit Board Leadership Recruitment, Training and Placement
  • Coordination and Allocation of Tools & Donated Goods and Services
  • Issue Education and Advocacy
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Impact our community through service.
  • Become a partner with Greater DC Cares!
  • For more information, email
  • or call 202-777-4458.
Lemon Bars
  • Lemon Bars
  • Crust:
  • 1 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. white sugar
2 c. all-purpose flour

1/4 c. raspberry preserves
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
2 lemons, juiced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9x13 inch pan. Dock with a fork the entire crust to prevent the crust from rising. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. Once crust is cooled, spread raspberry preserves evenly over crust.

In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour the lemon filling over raspberry preserves. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. After pan has cooled, cut into squares.

Yield: 36 bars


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