Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thoughts On Things Not Happening and Happening In the Future

The sustainable eating class at Anne Arundel Community College was canceled due to low enrollment. I should have seen this coming, there were 11 of 16 spaces available yesterday. I was really looking forward to the class because I was hoping to learn about local resources. Yes, I can teach myself about eating locally, knowing where my food comes from, knowing what I'm putting into my body...but I was hoping to find community. At least the Bowie and Annapolis farmers' markets start up next month.

It has been quiet here in KP HQ. We just bought a new washer and dryer so I was focusing on researching the purchase. Work has been hectic and the days are flying by; I think I lost Monday and Tuesday last week...I was shocked when Wednesday rolled around. Unfortunately, the house doesn't clean itself and I haven't had the inclination to cook. I'm in a funk but I have an upcoming project to pull me out of the haze.

I'm doing a day board in August. Nothing fancy, just little finger foods for a local event. There isn't a specific theme, no time period or country, so I'm looking to Eastern Europe for inspiration. The tentative menu includes:
  • Cucumber & yogurt dip (I might make the yogurt from scratch)
  • Hummus
  • Flat bread (not sure if I'm buying or making my own)
  • Spiced and plain feta
  • Eggs stuffed with mushrooms (really tasty, I made it for a feast years ago)
  • Chicken with walnut sauce (cold)
  • Tiny meatballs with pine nuts and raisins (kept warm in a crock pot)
  • Eggplant caviar
  • Desserts
  • Tea and lemonade (from syrup of lemon)
I'm not going for authenticity, I'm cooking things that look tasty. What is everybody else up to?

Happy Cooking! - KP

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