Sunday, September 30, 2012

apple potluck and what's on deck

Tragedy struck the hearts of UNH slow-foodies today as the gloomy rain deterred our biking bootys from apple picking. A bummer to all, and an event that will hopefully be rescheduled! 

Regardless of the rain, our Waysmeet potluck was a hit. The theme was apples as planned and everyone did a fantastic job. Apple-dijon quesadillas, two types of soup, and two incredible desserts kept us occupied for a couple of hours with mugs of tea and cider. Next Sunday's theme is Brinner (breakfast for dinner!), so get creative with your breakfast favorites and bring them to Waysmeet at 5PM!

If Sunday won't give you your cooking fix (can I safely assume that it won't?) join us this Thursday for our first COOKING SESSION FOR THE GRIND!!!! (did anyone else notice this shout-out?) Come hang out in the kitchen at Young's Restaurant in downtown Durham to bake up some tasty treats for the monthly open mic put on by CAB.

when: Thursday Oct. 4th, 5-8PM
{The Grind is the Friday following, the 5th, at 8:30, MUB Entertainment Center}
where: Young's Restaurant, Durham, NH
- Cappuccino Muffins
- Pumpkin Seeds in Chocolate Bark with Salt Garnish (Salt Cellar, Portsmouth, NH)
- Vegan Chocolate Brownies with Carrots
- Kale Chips
- Pumpkin Cookies with Homemade Pumpkin Icing

As usual, our weekly meeting will be Wednesday from 6pm-7pm in the Entertainment Center. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

end-of-september events: apple picking and potluck

Howdy devoted readers! September for Slow Food is shaping up to be a very busy month. We collected a huge amount of recipe contributions for the cookbook from UNH students last Wednesday tabling at the Local Harvest Feast(s?), so thanks to everyone and keep 'em coming

This weekend, many of our group members will be volunteering at Seacoast Eat Local's Heirloom Harvest Barn Dinner, an amazing fundraiser for the Heirloom Harvest Project put on by local chefs in the seacoast area. We're excited to be helping this great cause again (and hopefully sneaking a taste of what's cookin').

If you missed out on these opportunities, join us on Sunday, September 30th for our next two events: 

From 1PM-3PM, we will be biking to Demeritt Hill Farm (about two miles away from campus) for an apple picking adventure! Bring your bike, a bag, some bucks and your booty to the Wildcat Statue (outside of the Whit) at 1PM for a nice ride and a couple hours of eating/picking apples. 

Afterwards, head on over to Waysmeet for our late-September potluck! Theme is tentatively apples, so bring a dish or feel free to use the community kitchen for required slicing/dicing/peeling/mashing/saucing/pie-ing?/good times. We will be meeting and eating around 5PM. Join us for either or both events!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Slow Food UNH Dining Hall Cookbook

Slow Food UNH Dining Hall Recipes/Creations
“The Slow Food UNH Dining Hall Cookbook: How to make more of your meal in the dining halls"

Slow Food UNH's goal is to create a cookbook with "recipes" that students and faculty have created in the dining halls using what the dining halls themselves provide.  This is the opportunity to share how to eat better in the UNH dining halls, showcasing how to combine, create, and concoct different foods to make an awesome dish; like making an orange julius with vanilla soft serve, orange juice and a little sprite, making an awesome salad, or taking the hot food served and adding other things to it to spice it up.

We are currently collecting submissions.  You can submit your own recipes via this form ( or find us tabling with forms at the University Day Picnic on the 13th, and on the 19th at all three of the Local Harvest Event meals in the dining halls; 7:30-9:30AM at Stillings, 11:30-1:30PM at Philbrook, and 4:30-7:30PM at Holloway Commons.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

picnic potluck recap

The Community Eat-In was a big success this evening! Many of the talented members of Slow Food UNH and the UNH community came bearing tasty summer goodies and hungry bellies. If you couldn't make it this weekend for some reason (free food > homework, y'all), check out the deliciousness you missed out on below.

{salad munchin', homemade bread slicin'}

{seasoned rice and home-grown tomatoes, spinach salad with warm maple dressing}

{herbs and greens with home-grown tomatoes and cukes}

{quinoa salad with black beans and corn}

{fruit salad}

{mediterranean pasta salad}

{caramelized bananas with local ice cream}

Thanks to everyone who came tonight, we hope to see you next time!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Community Eat-In

Happy September!
Our first event of the semester is coming up this Sunday, September 9th at the Waysmeet Center in Durham. We will be hosting our bi-annual Community Eat-In from 5-7pm, a potluck for and by the community held to bring folks together over a delicious display of dishes and delicacies. As we strive to do with all of our potlucks, try to include at least one local or organic ingredient in your dish. Challenge yourself to think about what's local and seasonal and to celebrate what New England has to offer. Hope to see you there!
When: Sunday, September 9 2012, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: The Waysmeet Center
15 Mill Road 
Durham, NH 03824
What: cook summin' tasty and bring it!