Monday, September 29, 2008

A Cuban Dinner in Chapel Hill by AWF


Hors d'ouvres:

Creole Shrimp Pan Cubano (sliced thin)

Frijoles Garbanzo y Plantanos


Cuban Chicken w/Achiote with Chimichirri

Habichuelas al Escabeche

Roasted Red and Sweet Potato With roasted spring onions

Mesclun Green salad with Feta, tomato, shaved zucchini

Tomato and Creole Caesar

Roast Salmon with Avocado, Olive Oil and Lime

Cilantro Pesto and Radishes (Aguacate y Salmon)

Pan Cubano with parsley butter

Flan Cafe Cubano

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Wandeing Feast

Go to this web site for A Wandering Feast menus.

An appetizer sample menu:

Cuban Oyster with Rum Vinaigrette

Salmon Sesame-Ginger with Garnish

Smoked Salmon on Pumpernickel

Smoked Salmon on Crisp Potato Galette

Smoked Bluefish on Toasted Brioche

Grilled Shrimp Sate’ with Roasted Garlic-Basil Aioli

Grilled Shrimp with Avocado Salad

Shrimp Spring rolls with Apricot Mustard

Shrimp Remoulade on Baguette Crouton

Scallop Ceviche with Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber (seasonal)

Scallop in a Sweet Potato Crust with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Stir Fried Seafood Medley with Black Beans in Wonton Crisp

Carolina Crab Cake with Cucumber Dill & Caper

Soft Shell Crab sandwich with Capered Mayonnaise

Tuna Skewer with Fresh Wasabi and Pickled Ginger

Salmon Tartare Provencal with Basil

Seafood Salad on Black Bread Toast with Basil Aioli

Assorted Sushi: Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp, Pickled Eggplant, California Roll


Crispy Vegetable Spring Rolls with Apricot Mustard

Roasted & Grilled Vegetables Crudités

Crostini of Truffle Oil Caramelized Vidalia Onion

Vegetable Potstickers with Tamari Sauce

Sourdough Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Oven Roasted Tomato & Olive

Assorted Filo Turnovers

Filo with Goat Cheese and Ratatouille


Eggplant Caviar with Oven-Dried Tomato Focaccia

Assorted Vegetarian Sushi: Eggplant, Mushroom, Onion Crisp, Carrot and pickled Daikon, Zucchini and Carrot, with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger

Eggplant and Sun-Dried Tomato Caponata on House Made Focaccia

Hummus with Fresh Italian Parsley & Shallots on Taro Chip

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

Marinated Wild Mushroom with Truffle in Grilled Polenta Cake

Wild Mushroom Galette with Sun-Dried Tomato and Rosemary

Sweet Potato Potsticker with Carrot Ginger Mustard

Figs Stuffed with Herbed Chevre

Baked Artichoke and Pimento Cheese on Black Bread

September 24, 2008 11:56:00 AM PDT

Monday, September 22, 2008

Global Hunger and Food Security

Global Hunger and Food Security

We can ask this question because we are a Global Community and it is responsible to inquire. I am certain of reply and that will be that we give enormous amounts of AID through USAID in humanitarian aid and chemical inputs, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) plants and seed stock (without acknowledgement it is GMO) that only weaken the food security of the nations we wish to help.
What we must do (and are doing at ) is seek to empower those individuals in countries by developing sustainable processes that enable them to reach levels of self sufficiency and attain eventual self reliance. That is the answer to global poverty, creation of a sustainable system that is on-going, not one of dependence that is a form of corporate colonialism. Helping feed in immediate circumstance is great but it must be augmented by systems that create infrastructures. If we do not seek these systems the global community will never reach food security because temporary handouts of food are just that, temporary and will never meet the growing demand and population growth. If we keep people in a cycle they will never get out of it.
This does not address our propensity to also promote bio-diesel fuel. That is something that will cause or create starvation at enormous levels as we outsource to emerging economies and promote growth of corn for our cars instead of food for people. If you want to see real hunger, if you want to see some very serious wars and civil unrest; wait until countries grow food for us to drive.
Jeff Ensminger

Monday, July 14, 2008

PETITION TO SAVE 804/806 Jackson St Homes

The petition

Healthy Start Public Education Inc. has publicly expressed intent to demolish two contributing historic structures/homes at 804/806 Jackson St in Morehead Hill State & National Historic District in an effort to expand further into the Morehead Hill Neighborhood. This action is contrary to the positive development in Durham, the intent of establishing the historic district and prevention of encroachment into historically significant areas by commercial enterprise.
By signing this petition you object to this demolition in strong opposition to the action.

Additional information can be found on endangereddurham blog

Sunday, February 17, 2008

CHAMELEON an Event Rental Space in Durham


Located at 2013 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707 in the historic Broadway-Ward Grocery building at Lakewood Park 919-491-3480 (phone); 8 blocks from Duke, Downtown and ease of access from all points.

The Chameleon is a free span, red brick building with a concrete floor, brick and plaster walls, 11' ceiling, and ADA compliant restrooms. Gallery-style dimmable track lights, professional stage with lights, sound dampening panels, and warm colors make it one of Durham’s most flexible spaces for your special event or venue needs: parties, concerts, dances, dinners, fundraisers, lectures, classes or auctions.

The Chameleon is located at 2013 Chapel Hill Road, Durham, 27707 in the historic Broadway-Ward Grocery Building, across from the Shoppes at Lakewood. The Chameleon is near Duke’s West Campus, with easy access from Downtown Durham, 15-501 Business, and all of Southwest Central Durham.

The entire Chameleon area is 80' x 40' with 2,200 sq. ft. of dining/venue space.
The Chameleon has its own on-site parking as well as overflow parking for larger events next door and across the street. A caterer’s staging area is equipped with refrigeration, commercial sinks and stainless counters. Paper products included.

Call 919-491-3480 for rates and availability.
Broadway-Ward Hall

 2,200 sq. ft. open space with support columns
• seats 75-100 (6 per table) using 12-16 5' rounds

• seats 96-128 (8 per table) using 12-16 5' rounds

• seats 150 at 25 6' rectangular tables, 6 per table

• seats 187 auditorium style

• Bar / Banquet maximum capacity 187
Commercial Caterer’s Staging Area

ideal for food set-up and service (no cooking)

Thrty-Seven On Premise Parking Spaces

additional parking available nearby
BYO Beer/Wine Permitted

sale of alcohol for non-profits only, with one-day ABC permit

(security officer required if alcohol is present)
In-House Rentals

billed separately from facility charges
• Chairs

   - 120 white folding wooden wedding chairs

• Tables

   - 10 5’ round tables

   - miscellaneous rectangular tables

• Linens

   - white polyester tablecloths

Wooden Dance Floor

   - 270 sq. ft. oak parquet