I’ve been a bit behind on publishing to the blog lately and I’m happy to say it’s all for good reasons. I’ve been asked to cater some really cool events and do demos for people who want to learn to cook in a way that is more environmental, healthier and, most importantly, delicious. Here are some highlights from the past few weeks of me getting out and about and some of what’s to come!
My friend and fellow cooking blogger, Elizabeth Eichhorn, of Mary Lee Kitchen, produces a really innovative monthly networking event with a big twist. When you arrive you are not allowed to talk about what you do for a living. Instead, you are given a card with a question on it such as “What was your first memory?” or “What was your favorite vacation so far?” or “Are you a cat person or a dog person?”. Everyone has a different question which encourages people to walk around, find out what questions other people have and discuss in small groups the questions and answers. At the end of the event people reveal what they do for a living and there are always a few shockers! While I have zero interest in being a caterer, I love supporting this event, feeding these lovely people, and being part of creating something special. I also get to participate so it’s really fun for me! The next event is in a couple weeks so if you are in LA, you should come! Click here for tickets!
A few weeks ago I did a demo for Artisanal LA‘s Spring Market. If you’ve never heard or been, it’s a market for local makers and artisans. Twice a year Artisanal LA gathers together some of the most talented local producers of artisanal food and home products so that Angelenos have access to all of these goodies in one convenient location. I did a demo for the Cooking Laboratory booth showcasing some of my favorite vegan kitchen hacks. While I’m not vegan myself, I often find myself craving something creamy but I have zero dairy in the house. Thanks to some amazingly talented and generous vegan bloggers, I have found delicious ways to satisfy my craving for something decadent and creamy with things I always have stocked in my pantry. I shared some of these tips and tricks in my demo, which was really fun. I also met some really inspiring and talented people such as 36 Degrees Olive Oil who make one of the most delicious olive oils I have ever tasted. They are located up in Paso Robles, CA so I’m hoping to make a visit up there to see first hand how they turn olives into oil.
My friend Jonathan Levy, better known as The Zero Waste Guy, was giving a talk at my CSA farm last weekend so I headed down with him to hang out, support the zero waste message and also visit with my lovely farmers. I talked with Pearl (the head farmer) and I am planning on doing an event at the farm in May which I’m really excited about. Details will be forthcoming so stay tuned!
Other than that, you know just living life and trying to post something interesting on here so you guys don’t forget about me! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to know more about!! Otherwise I’ll keep on keeping you posted. Oh and here is my haul for this week…
Delightful CSA BOX
April 12, 2017
CSA box from Sarvodaya Farms
- Garlic Chives
- Blood oranges
- Chrysanthemum Greens
- Collard Greens
- Magenta Spreen