Willowsford Life logo
asian food photos

Lunch & Learn – A Tour of Asia


Thursdays, January 24th, 31st and February 7th from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at The Lodge. In this 3-week technique driven series you’ll learn the “why” behind what we do in the kitchen.  A journey of Asian cuisine is the perfect place to learn knife skills, explore Asian ingredients and how to purchase and use kitchen equipment, as well as solid culinary techniques.  While preparing a delicious lunch, veteran cooks and beginners alike will learn and practice basic knife skills, techniques for dim sum, curries, stir-frys and everything in between.  Lunch will be served each week along with a glass of wine.  This class is limited to 15 students.  Register here

Week 1 - China and Japan

Vegetable Tempura with Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce
Yakitori
Gyoza
Sesame-Ginger Shrimp and Chicken Stir Fry
Jasmine Rice
Lychee Ice Cream and Chinese Almond Cookies

Week 2 - Thailand and Vietnam

Crispy Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Satay with Peanut Sauce and Cucumber Salad
Shrimp Pad Thai (with vegetarian option)
Thai Chicken-Peanut Salad in Lettuce Cups
Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk and Mango

Week 3 - India

Vegetable Samosas with Tamarind Chutney and Cucumber Raita
Chana Masala (spiced chickpeas)
Indian Curries 
Indian Wedding Rice
Mango Lassi
Kheer (Indian Rice Pudding with Cardamom, Rose Water and Pistachios)

announcements

Building Closures

The Lodge and Sycamore House will be closed Monday, December 24th; Tuesday, December 25th; Monday, December 31st; and Tuesday, January 1st.


Design Guideline Amendments

The Founder has amended the Design Guidelines regarding the following matters:

  • Fee for activities started prior to receipt of approval*
  • Basketball Goals – Revised requirements, please review document for details
  • Irrigation – Must submit acknowledgement agreement, no application required
  • Signage – real estate, political, security

For details on each of these matters, you may view the full document here.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: A 60 day grace period will be provided for residents to submit an application for activities started without approval. Beginning January 14th, any activity started without an approval will be subject to an extra processing fee equal to the applicable application fee.


Board of Directors Meeting 

The Board of Directors meets every other month. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 10th at 1:30 PM at Sycamore House. Open session and resident comment period expected to start at 2 PM. 

ALERT: Firearms Hunt Reminder

Firearms Hunt, Tuesday-Friday, December 18-21 in The Greens; Trails CLOSED. The Greens trails will be CLOSED Tuesday-Friday, December 18-21, for the Deer Management Program muzzleloader and shotgun hunt.  Residents must observe all trail closure signs.  Trails will reopen on Saturday, December 22.       

A complete schedule for the 2018 hunting season and maps showing the hunting zones are posted HERE.


Winter Weather Procedures 

It’s that time again! Please click HERE for Willowsford's Snow Removal Policy and other important winter weather information.


Yard Waste Information

With the seasons changing, leaves and grass clippings begin to pile up.  Remember to put out yard waste on scheduled yard waste collection days from March 1 through December 24th. Grass clippings, leaves, and twigs can be placed in biodegradable paper bags, plastic bags, or personal containers marked as ‘Yard Waste’. Republic Services does not collect dirt, bags of mulch, sod, rocks, open containers with poison ivy/oak/sumac, or uncontained brush with thorns.  For more information click here.


Community Standards Inspection Reminder

Drive through inspections are completed in each Village weekly and a comprehensive lot inspection is performed every 18-24 months. The following sections in The Grove can expect to see Fatima and Kirk over the next few months: 11A1, 11A2, 11B. Click here to determine what section your street is in. Kirk and Fatima will be dressed in Willowsford Gear and/or wearing an ID lanyard. You can expect to see them taking pictures and walking along the property.


Design Review

For DRC applications, Design Guidelines and more information, click here

  • Application Deadline - January 21st

  • Pre-review Meeting - January 23rd

  • DRC Meeting - January 30th

lifestyle
 Merch

Willowsford Mercantile

New items! 
Shop Willowsford Mercantile, our exclusive online boutique. Featured products include the 2018 holiday ornament, wine glasses, backpacks, and other Willowsford-branded merchandise. Orders will be available for pick-up at Sycamore House; please allow one full week from date of purchase for your order to be processed. Please note, supplies are limited.
 SHOP WITH US!

Kickstart YOU in 2019: A Mind & Body Retreat

Saturday, January 5th at The Lodge from 9 AM until 4:30 PM. If you've been meaning to get away and recharge but keep saying “this isn’t the right time,”  our full-day, mind and body wellness retreat is just for you! Start 2019 by re-awakening the wild-audacious dreams inside you! Forget making New Year's resolutions that don’t last. This full-day retreat offers a mind/body reset by creating space for YOU in your life. Space is limited.  $125/person*. 

*Includes yin yoga, guided visualization, group life coaching by Elena Sonnino, a vision board workshop, lunch, snacks, and a take-home journal for each participant. Register here!

**ALL net proceeds go to the Loudoun County Abused Women's Shelter (LAWS).


The Day's Menu Includes

Morning Refreshments
Herbal Tea and Fruit Water
Fruit & Nut Platter
Yogurt


Lunch
Roasted Salmon with Pesto & Sundried Tomatoes
Quinoa Pilaf with Roasted Butternut Squash & Cranberries with Citrus Dressing
Cloud Bread with Garlic & Herb Butter


Afternoon Refreshments
Herbal Tea and Fruit Water
Coconut, Date, and Chia Seed Pudding



Save-the-Date!

  • Jr. Chef Academy – January 15th (Half Pints) & January 17th (Foodies)
  • Willowsford 101 – January 24th
  • Winter Acoustic Fireside – January 25th
  • Valentine’s Dinner – February 9th
club collage
clubs

Brew Club & Bourbon Club

The Willowsford Brew Club and Willowsford Bourbon Club are hosting a joint meeting on Friday, February 1st to explore the fine art of Bourbon-Aged Beer. 
Bourbon can be produced anywhere in the United States, but most bourbons are produced in Kentucky. Bourbon must contain at least 51% corn. The rest is a mixture of some barley for the fermentation process, as well as rye and/or wheat. Today, many bourbons are produced using the sour mash process. American whiskey is mainly distilled in column stills.  Bourbon must be aged in toasted casks made from American white oak for at least 4 years in fresh unless otherwise stated.  

Beer is produced by fermenting cereal grains including barley, wheat, corn and rice with yeast.  Classic beers use malted barley that provides color while corn and rice can produce lighter lagers and pilsners. The grains are steeped in hot water to extract the sugars and then boiled prior to fermentation.  Hops can be added during the steeping or the fermentation process to add additional flavors.  There is no distillation process when brewing beer.

For Bourbon-aged beer, the fermentation process occurs in toasted white oak casks the have been decanted of bourbon.  Typically, fermentation can take several weeks or longer depending on the yeast.  This cask conditioning adds bourbon flavors such as vanilla, brown sugar, maple, caramel, and spice flavors providing a smooth and subtle bourbon flavor to the beer.  

We have scheduled Wes Nick, Brewmaster, The Farm Brewery At Broad Run in Haymarket, Virginia as our guest speaker. 

Please RSVP to willowsfordbrewclub@gmail.com. Bring your beer, bourbon or Bourbon-Aged Beer and a dish to share.  


Willowsford Wheels

The Willowsford Wheels Club is holding an organizational meeting on Thursday, January 3rd at 7 PM at Sycamore House.  All residents welcome to share ideas!  Visit the Willowsford Wheels Facebook page for more information.    


For Community Club events and information, click here!

fitness
fitness

Our current session of fitness classes is full but stay tuned! Registration for the next session (including yoga!) will open soon! Join the WillowsfordFit Facebook page


conservancy
programs
trails
nature
camping
volunteer
Farm
kravitz logo
Powered by CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus