Monday, April 26, 2010
We were invited back to UH Manoa to provide refreshments for the 2nd annual CEJE Rock The Boat Concert. The menu was vegetarian tacos made with soft corn tortillas, chipotle beans, locally sourced "calabacitas" (a saute of corn, squash and peppers) as well as delicious condiments including avocado salsa verde, pico de gallo and pickled hearts of palm. Our simple but tasty food was available to the performers and concertgoers participating in Rock the Boat. As always we had an amazing time. Thanks to Eri Oura for coordinating with us!!
See this link for more info about CEJE
See Eri's comment for pictures of the event!
Friday, April 23, 2010
The club shared slow food possibilities with students on campus at this years Earth Day Celebration, providing food for both the mind, soul and tummy. We raised some awareness and funds with our delicious tasty treats of baked Twin Bridges (North Shore) savory potatoes and Sun Farms (Big Island) Okinawan sweet potatoes, topped with freshly churned flavored butters from our Love Your Local Dairy Workshop
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monique Van der Stroom and Sabrina St. Martin are two sisters with a mission: to bring local fresh butter and dairy products back to the island of Oahu. Naked Cow Dairy, the sisters’ venture into the world of artisanal dairy products, makes a huge array of flavored butters as well as a smart selection of tasty cheeses and yogurt all from local milk and cream. On a beautiful Sunday in April, Monique and Sabrina helped a group of Slow Foodies from both our KCC campus chapter and the Oahu chapter learn the intricacies, methods and issues with making our own butter from scratch. Although the day started with a few hiccups (missing keys, weird temperatures, overfilling the churn etc..) we accomplished our goal of transforming 12 gallons of local cream into 40 lbs of freshly churned butter. The sisters transported their butter churning machine and equipment for our use and walked us through churning, washing and beating (!) our butter into delicious submission.. Each participant in the workshop took home a pound of butter some with creative flavorings and we prepared several pounds to adorn local baked potatoes for our Earth Day festivities. There is NOTHING like freshly churned butter. YUM!! Naked Cow Dairy is found at many farmer’s markets in Honolulu including Saturdays at the KCC Farmer’s Market and the Hawaii Kai Farmer’s Market and Wednesdays at the Blaisdell Farmer’s Market.
Next time... cheese making.. we’ll keep you posted...