Thursday, November 6, 2014

Evening Events

In the past several weeks since my last blog post, I have been fortunate to have participated in many new events and activities.  First was NourishQout -- a week long session of free workshops put together by the founders of Qout Market (the artisanal farmers market which takes place November through April).
 The first workshop I attended was put on by my friend, Patty, who makes and sells infused products from her home.  
Patty's advice is not to buy any prepackaged spices, but to buy fresh and grind everything yourself.
The entire evening was very hands on and informative and we walked away with lots of delicious items that were made or gifted.  Nothing is wasted at Patty's place ... she even dries orange peels and grinds them into a powder that can be used for sprinkling in tea or on yogurt or used in baking.  The smell is absolutely divine.
The second workshop was put on by my very favorite paleo/vegan chef who I met through Qout Market last year.
That's Fadhel in the cap.  His home business is called Caveboy Grubs and everything he makes is absolutely divine.  This workshop was also very hands on and intense.  4 tables of participants making all the food that we would then share, all within 2 hours.
We made tabbouleh, seaweed rolls, vegan flatbread with baked falafel, zoodles with vegan sauce and meat sauce, and vegetarian lasagna.  So, so, good!
As you can see, the vegetarian lasagna got a lot of attention.

At the end of October I attended the show STOMP with a friend which was absolutely incredible.  It is a must see if it ever comes to a town near you.
 Afterwards we went to a newish restaurant that has a nice cozy atmosphere and delicious salads.
And one of the last evening events was organized by the Aware Center and was a tour of the home of a Kuwaiti man who has turned his basement into a museum.  We weren't allowed to take photos of his collection but did get a group photo.
So much happening this time of year and I am trying to get out and about more now that the weather has gotten cooler.  
Thankful now that it is the weekend once again and hoping to catch up with all of you.
Happy Thursday!

30 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

these sound like great events! I have nver been to a cooking class and would just love to. Making the spices sounds very interesting. I visited a spice store yesterday where they made their own fresh blends that suit different sorts of food. I was really impressed and bought a few.

Keep us posted on your adventures!!

Jane xx

Linda said...

I've enjoyed seeing photos of much of this on your instagram and it's nice to read the dialogue that accompanies it. : ) You have had some fun busy evenings.

At our house, Jim and Sarah always joke that I don't leave the house once evening comes and that is so true. I just don't like being involved in much outside of the home unless it involves them. Now that it's dark here by 4:30 pm, I'm just anxious to get home and be a hermit, lol.

Still, it's our busiest time of the year here - November and December, so many celebrations. : )

Hope you have a nice weekend, mine begins at 2:00 pm tomorrow and it's my Dad's 89th Birthday on Saturday.
Linda

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Wow! Sounds like you've had a lot of fun lately, Tammy. The workshops look very interesting (and with yummy results!). I've heard great things about Stomp; glad you liked it. Take care :-)

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness, you have an interesting and fun life. The class was very interesting to read about and sounds like a good way to add interest to our food. Thank you for sharing it all with us.
Blessings,
Betsy

Debby said...

It's very interesting ow things are alike and different at the same time. Not surexwhat some of these things are. Beautiful women for sure.

Claudia said...

You have been busy, Tammy! Each event sounds like it was wonderful! I bet you're using some of those recipes in your own kitchen.

xo
Claudia

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wow, you had a lot of things going on and all things that I too would have loved to attend! Healthy and yummy food and also interesting other things.
Well, you sure can make a trip to northern Arizona with your college boy nearby... We both LOVED our Arizona vacation as it proved to be above expectation! I have 4 more posts lined up, one airs in a couple of minutes. That total gives you a pretty good idea what can be done. We both want to go back to Sedona again, that was spectacular and we wish we could have spend some time there!
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, you've been doing a lot of fun and educational things, good for you! I would love to see those museum pieces, too bad you couldn't photograph them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Such great events and so many informative ideas. Looks like good times and delicious food too!

Diane said...

Very interesting things you do. The orange powder does sound divine. Diane

Createology said...

These are wonderful events and opportunities you have been able to participate in. This is a busy time of year however we need to make time for ourselves and be able to savor the moments. Creative Bliss Dear...

Susan said...

Oh Tammy. So good to hear from you and know that all is well. Your classes sounded great. Hope you are well and happy. (I know you are.)

Still love my pink bed cover and rug for my dollhouse! Think of you each time I look in there and see it. Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness. Susan

My cozy ✄ little space said...

wow what a lovely and teachable post! these are the kind of post i love...specially of the lady that uses fresh herbs and grind them all...fresh is allways the best ...thanks for sharing❤

Pradeepa said...

You lead a very interesting life, Tammy.

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Amazing yummy workshops!!!!
Enjoy the weekend, xxxxx Ale

Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy...

Interesting activities that you get involved into Tammy... Wow.... Opportunites too to participate. Lovely pics. You are looking fresh n cute.... The green patties look tempting.... Have a nice week end.....Enjoy

Little Treasures said...

Just a couple of hours ago I first learned about Qout Market on IG and what a coincidence to come upon it for the second time today! Judging from the photos, you must have had a delightful time! You are lucky to have been able to participate in such lovely and informative (educational) events!

Melanie said...

All those events sound so interesting. I would love the classes on making your own spices and vegan cooking. We're going to a wine tasting tonight at a local flower shop/nursery.

Gracie Saylor said...

So many interesting activities, Tammy! I really want to broaden my vegan, paleo recipe base and this post encourages me to do so. Thanks for sharing how you have been happily busy :) xx

Mereknits said...

How fun to be busy with so many fun activities to attend, and learning new things too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Meredith

Min egen hälsoresa said...

Just stopping by to wish my friend in Kuwait a Great weekend.
I´m such a lazy blogger nowadays, trying to get better though...

All the best to you!

Lorrie said...

Hello Tammy,
You've attended some fun events in the past while. How great to get some new inspiration for cooking and eating through the food events. Love the idea of drying orange peels and grinding them - I do dry mine, but then I just simmer them to make the house smell yummy.

Helen Philipps said...

So many interesting things, you have had a very busy time, Tammy! The cookery looks very inspiring and tasty......love the idea of preparing your own fresh spices! Happy weekend.
Helen xox

Amy at love made my home said...

It looks and sounds as though you have been having some great times lately, and very interesting too. xx

Myriam said...

Hi! Tammy I love your blog, I always visit. I studied a degree in Social Work, but abandoned it for a while, now I am doing my thesis on social economy. What I like about the way you eat, I love when you publish your menu. Greetings from Tucuman Argentina my mail is mimimonalisa@hotmail.com.

Quinn said...

So glad to see a new post from you in my reader, Tammy :)
The food workshops sound fantastic. I think hands-on is often the best way to learn, and definitely when it comes to cooking.
And now I'm trying to figure out how to pronounce Qout.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Tammy, the workshops sound so informative and fun too. the food one especially. do you remember what grains the vegan flat bread was made with.
so glad to read it's finally cooler there-we have winter coming early here as is allot of the country next week-not ready for that yet lol enjoy your new week ahead

Sam I Am...... said...

What great events you have been attending! There is nothing going on here like that. The museum sounded fascinating too.
I visit and "attend" events around the internet and I am so grateful for the internet and my books and my yarn and being able to order those over the web. LOL!
I been wanting to make some flat bread. My son-in-law made some and they eat a lot of Indian food. I've been baking bread lately but going outside my usual recipe of artisan bread. I want to try making crackers now too. I love the different foods you showed. They all looked delicious.

Taciana Simmons said...

Wow you have been busy my dear friend and I know you are trying to get everything done ... It looks ad if you had lots fun!

~*~Patty S said...

What a lot of yummy fun indeed!
All of that fine fresh vegetarian fare makes me hungry.
How nice that you are getting a respite from the heat too...bet it makes everyone feel more alive.
oxo

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