Wednesday, October 31, 2012

meeting tonight!

Howdy y'all. Hope you enjoyed a safe and dry long weekend. We will be meeting tonight (6-7pm in the MUB Entertainment Center) to discuss ideas for a Cornucopia Benefit/Food Drive, get ready to prepare our Grind offerings, and get pumped for Sunday's French themed potluck! :)

See you there!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

food day! + what's on deck

Food Day is tomorrow everyone! Celebrate good, clean and fair food by attending Equal Exchange: A Radical Model for Food, Farming, and Business. Co-founder of Equal ExchangRob Everts will be speaking, and fair trade goodies such as coffee and chocolate will be offered before and after the lecture. The Fair Trade CafĂ© start at 2:30pm and the lecture begins at 4:00. Check the link for more details! 

Afterwards, head on down to the MUB Entertainment Center for our weekly meeting, 6pm-7pm. No judgement if your pockets are stuffed with chocolate (as long as you share). 

How will you celebrate food day?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

a dessert case love affair and what's on deck

An aside: I am slightly/moderately/extremely obsessed with beautiful dessert displays. I swoon at arftul confections and shamelessly stare into bakery windows, dreaming of the day when my frosting flowers will look distinguishable from blobs. At cafes, encased in glass and wearing their Sunday best, they bat their pretty little eyelashes at you begging to marry the beverage you order. Meanwhile, you drool at them and contemplate demolishing (sorry, uhh, savoring...and appreciating...and slow things...) a heroic assortment of them. The exchange ends once you decide to stop holding up the line, grab your camera, and crouch down to pay homage to even the lowest shelf, perpetually unnoticed by line-dwellers.

No? Well. Welcome to my brain in a bakeshop.

Courtesy of Breaking New Grounds in Portsmouth. With stupid cute signs to boot.

In the real world where pastries don't have eyelashes, you can come to our next meeting on Wednesday, October 17th at 6pm. We'll talk about food and stuff and discuss what we thinking about going gluten-free just for kicks. Bring your opinions!

Also, for this Friday the 19th, get your $3 ticket to a 3-course meal at Young's for an awesome fundraiser. Check it out, facebookers:

Monday, October 8, 2012



Our Brinner potluck this past Sunday was small, but mighty! Apple coffeecake, maple almond granola clusters (w/ Cabot yogurt), cheesy veggie frittata, and gluten-free pancakes featuring VT maple syrup all hit the spot. 

Meeting coming up Wednesday 6pm-7pm in the MUB Entertainment Center. We have volunteering opportunities and banner-making for the Homecoming parade coming up, so come check it out if you're interested!

Friday, October 5, 2012

recap: cooking for the grind and what's on deck

Happy Friday everyone!

Last night was our first cooking session for The Grind this semester, and we agreed that it was the biggest turnout we've ever had. Thanks to everyone who came to help out! Everything turned out deliciously, and hopefully all Grind attendees will find something suitable for their bellies and palates. And considering how sick I felt leaving last's likely. Good work, team.

Come check out The Grind tonight for a taste of what's leftover! (...hurry.)

roasted pumpkin --> pumpkin puree --> pumpkin cookies
roasted pumpkin seeds (now living in dark chocolate salted bark)
cappuccino muffin crafting

Don't forget that Sunday, we've got another potluck coming up! This week's theme is "brinner" (breakfast for dinner!), so bring your mom's cheesiest egg mystery casserole or your favorite pancake recipe and prepare for a meal worthy of kings. And...kings probably like pumpkin cinnamon rolls. Just sayin'.

where: The Waysmeet Center, Durham, NH (right next to Mil Road Plaza)
when: 5pm-ish until the food's gone
why: because we're hungry!