Sunday, October 26, 2008

Garrett and Friends in South Side

10th Street Bridge

Fresh ImaGold Apples with Tomato Goat Cheese compote and Celery garnish

Curried Golumpki with Tomato and Coconut milk, Lemongrass Mashed Potatoes topped with roasted pumpkin seeds

Garret starts to carve the pumpkin

We managed to warm the trailer comfortably with candles and body heat

Obama pumpkin in Pittsburgh nightlight

Monday, October 20, 2008

John and Jeannette in Schenley Park

Parked in Schenley Park, sweet Tomato-Apple Salad
Apples were picked from Simmon's Farm on Saturday. We're looking forward to home-pressed apple cider next weekend!

Laura picks chives from the trailer for garnish on the risotto

Making coasters on those old crafty children's weaving looms

John and Jeannette with finished potholders/ coasters

Monday, October 13, 2008

Andi and Steve Irwin and Friends

October 11th landed us at the fishing wharf at Duck Hollow, a marvelous choice by Andi and Steve. We dined on the river with fishermen, and after dusk, watched Target and Giant Eagle glisten across the river at The Waterfront (260 acres of shopping complex and parking lot).

Dawn pouring her fiancé, Eddie's, "Baton Brown Ale"

Before we started the meal, we were presented with gifts: Obama gear!...note poster and apron pins

Roasted pepper with marinated red cabbage and chives

Tony, self expressed post digger, plumber, and bear hunter joined us in conversation, shared photos of camp on the Clarion river, and tried some of the curried tomato pumpkin.
Dawn, Laura, and Claire's mother Judy serve up the tomato soup.

Steve, of The Surreal McCoys, brought his accordion and played a variety of tunes while we all relaxed after dinner.

To cap off the night, one of the fisherman caught a large catfish!

Urban Christian Middle School

We visited the Urban Christian Middle School's Urban Farming class in Wilkinsburg and made pizza. The students rolled out dough and got to make their own sauce. We talked about many things, including where cheese comes from, the consequences of natural disasters on farms, and how to make compost!

Nida and Dan on Mount Washington

Picking up Nida and Dan at the base of the incline...

Swiss Chard and Meyer Lemon, zucchini pasta with tomato fennel sauce

Poached pear with candied Nasturium atop Ice Cream from Bella Vista Risorante Italiano
Owner, Rosetta Eichert, came to speak with us after we approached the restaurant asking them to uncork our wine. She was so interested in our project that she generously offered us ice cream and wine glasses. Thank you, Rosetta!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Article in Pittsburgh Post Gazette

An article about us was published in the Post Gazette on September 25th.
Thank you to Moriah Balingit(writer) and Rebecca Droke(photographer) for coming out with us!

Dinner with Allen Benson in Lawrenceville

Harvesting Lemon Mint, Trailer on the Go

Potomatorn Mash

Basil and Pear Rice Pudding with Lemongrass Tea

two passerby inquire over tailgating

Allen's generous gift of beautiful silver prints