Angell’s Bar & Grill in Downtown Boise is inviting the public to submit their best recipes for a chance to be their September Guest Chef.
What does this entail, you ask?
Besides bragging rights about your recipe being a featured dish on September’s menu, proceeds from your fare will benefit Life’s Kitchen, a non-profit organization and eatery which helps at-risk-youth learn skills to get them on the path to their future; PLUS Snake River Winery will pair a wine that compliments your recipe - proceeds from this wine selection also benefit this great org!
Submit your recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 999 West Main Street, Boise, ID, 83702; be sure include your a title for your recipe, and your contact info. Angell’s chefs and management will judge all recipes.
Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22nd, 11am-8pm.
Deli Days is a Jewish food and cultural festival during June at Ahavath Beth Israel, a Boise synagogue that was built in 1896.
The event is held this upcoming Thursday and Friday from lunchtime until early evening (7 or 8PM), with deli-style and kosher foods, desserts, beverages, and locally grown produce, music from a local band called The Moody Jews and tours of the historic church. You can nosh on everything from kosher-style pastrami and corned-beef sandwiches, pierogis, bagels with lox and cream cheese to a wide array of traditional desserts and breads like challah, kugel and strudel.
Admission is free to attend, but food is an additional cost.
The 31nd Annual Greek Food Festival is held the first weekend of June in Boise at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. I have attended this event many times, and it is a foodie’s heaven! Besides all of the delicious Mediterranean dishes there is traditional dancing and dance lessons, music, storytelling, and tours of the church. All proceeds benefit the church.
The menu includes some of these mouthwatering dishes: lamb kebabs, Greek Garden Salad, Spanikopita (a personal favorite) and a list of amazing desserts! For a full menu, complete with pictures, visit their website.
The event is held at the Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Boise. Parking is limited, so plan on carpooling, walking or bicycling to the event. The cost is only $1, with children under 12 free of cost.
I only know a few Russian foods off the top of my head: beef stroganoff, borscht, and vodka. And, I can honestly say that of the items I listed, the latter is the only authentic Russian fare I’ve experienced (and boy, have I experienced it).
To broaden my horizons and explore tastes of the world, I’ll be attending the Russian Food Festival in Boise this weekend, at St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Church, 872 N. 29th Street. This is an annual festival celebrating Russian culture and Russian Orthodox religion - the proceeds support church renovations.
There will be tours of the church, Russian gift items, folk tales, and local iconographer Matthew Garrett will be on hand displaying his artwork, and discussing the art of iconography.
Here is a list of the menu:
ENTREES (served with two side salads) Beef Stroganoff with rice or noodles (the stroganoff is gluten free) Shish Kebab (2 skewers) with rice
SIDE DISHES Russian Crepes filled with beef and mushrooms Piroshki - filled with meat or apples and dried fruit Manti - steamed Russian dumplings filled with meat or vegetables Stuffed Bell Pepper Cabbage Rolls Chebureki - spiced meat pockets
DESSERTS Baklava Napoleon Cake (layered puff pastry with vanilla patisserie cream) Medovik (honey cake) Cashew Meringue (cake made of roasted cashews and meringue with patisserie cream and a touch of cranberries) Oreshki (caramel and almond filled cookies) Mad Ivan’s Honey Vodka Mix
DRINKS Baltika Beer (imported) Bottled water or soda
The event runs Friday May 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Who knew you could rent-a-goat? My friend Nikki, that’s who! While at her house this weekend I was introduced to the Nanny (that’s a female goat) and her kids. For only $25 per month, plus $25 delivery and pick-up fee, the Nanny will keep Nikki’s yard naturally trim and healthy (they come with their own fertilizer, mind you) this summer. According to a Boise Weekly article on this topic, goats are an earth-friendly, long or short-term solution to weeds, thistles and *goatheads.* Chicken wire recommended for greenery or other items you’d like to keep from being nibbled on.
Not all of the RENT-A-GOATS come with kids, but Nikki was lucky! The kids are very friendly, domestic, and cute - and as they’re still receiving milk from their mother, they don’t contribute to the yard care, but are more like pets. So much fun for animals lovers (like me) and families!
Sound interesting? Contact Paul and Becky Stephens of Idahorse Farms in Greenleaf Idaho to schedule a rental period. Call 208-249-9292, or email at: zephy32(at)yahoo(dot)com.