Saturday Hotbar 7/31/10

MEATS: Rainbow Trout w/ Pesto Veggies & Tomato Sauce, Chicken Braised w/ Leeks & Preserved Lemon & Lavender, Jambalya, Chicken Vindaloo, Pork BBQ, Collard Greens (contains bacon), Country Style Red Beans (contains ham)

VEGAN: Steamed Broccoli, Brown Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Ratatouilli, Lemon Rice

VEGAN BAR (served at 1:00): Mujadara, Tamarind Rice, Tofu Cacciatore, Gluten Free Lasagna

VEGETARIAN: Roasted Butternut Squash, Hoppin John’s Green Chile & Cheddar Homestyle Grits, Rosewater Cheesecake, Sour Cream & Onion Mashed Potatoes

SOUPS: Coconut Curry Chicken Soup, Garlic Soup (contains turkey stock), Gazpacho (vegan)

RAW (vegan): Living Kale Salad, Living Coleslaw, Raw “Spaghetti” w/ Marinara & Mushrooms

SALAD BAR PREPARED SELECTIONS: Fiesta Chicken, Homestyle Tuna Salad, Oven Fried Tofu Wedges, Yedinich Salata (vegan), Grain Salad w/ Fresh Herbs (vegan), Dilled Potatoes (vegan), Chickpea Salad (vegan), Truffle & White Bean Salad (vegan), Broccoli & Cranberry Salad (vegan)

FRESH FRUIT: Mandarin Oranges, Strawberries, Grapes, Blueberries, Honeydew Melon, Pineapple

BREAKFAST (served until 1:00): Breakfast Club Wrap (contains ham), Strawberry Rhubarb Bread French Toast (vegetarian), Chicken & Apple Sausage, Vegan Biscuits, Vegan Sausage Gravy, Vegan Sausage, Pork Bacon, Cheesy Eggs (vegetarian), Blueberry Spice Pancakes (vegan), Breakfast Potatoes (vegan)

What We’re Listening To

Celebrate Oyster Mushrooms!

If you can get in here quick enough, you might be able to get your hands on some of Dave & Dee’s Oyster Mushrooms, grown locally right in their greenhouse. Sauté these babies in some olive oil and white wine, throw a little bit of salt and pepper on them and you’ve got yourself the perfect appetizer! Right now they’re just $4.99/ea.

Late Summer Veggies from Victory Farms!

If you’re looking for tasty treats right before August, come see what Charlie from Victory Farms just got in. Melons, Chinese Eggplant, Squash, Zucchini and more Heirloom Tomatoes! Read the rest of this post »

Just In: First Local Apples of the Season!

OH MAN are we stoked about this! We just got in a couple of crates of Henely Orchard Local Apples! These are the FIRST local apples of the season and due to this crazy weather, they’re just a bit sweeter than your typical Granny Smith, which in our opinion, is delicious! Henely Orchard is just 90 miles away from us in King William County, VA. Right now, these local gems are just $1.49/lb.

Friday’s Hot Bar 07/30/10

RAW FOODS: Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw, Raw Spaghetti, Assorted Organic Fruits

VEGAN FOODS: Twin Oaks Local Oven Fried Tofu Wedges, Yedinich Salata, Grain & Herb Salad, Azifa (Lentil Salad), Tabouli, Chickpea Salad, Tuscan White Bean Salad, Citrus Cous Cous, Black Beans, Brown Basmati Rice, Lemon Rice, Ratatouille, Steamed Broccoli, Gazpacho, Twin Oaks Local BBQ Tofu, Muchi Curried Lentils, Twin Oaks Local Tofu Cacciatore, Medji’s Cous Cous

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Forbidden Rice Salad (contains honey), Greek Wheat Berry Salad w/ Feta, Hush Puppies, Pasta with Vodka Sauce

MEAT DISHES: Fiesta Chicken Cold Cuts, Tuna Salad, German Potato Salad, Country Style Red Beans, Sour Cabbage with Bacon, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Vindaloo, Cider Braised Chicken

FISH: Fried Trout, Fried Catfish, Shrimp & Crab Broil

SOUP: Coconut Curried Chicken Soup, Garlic Soup with Sourdough & Chives, Organic Roasted Eggplant and Tomato, Veggie Supreme Soup

Farming Futures Explained

Farming Futures Animation from Luke Marsh on Vimeo.

Bike for Local Food!

What a great concept promoting two amazing and complementing lifestyles! Bike across the country to promote local food! Check out the video above and if you absolutely have to buy a Pepsi, know that a portion of that is going to a good cause.

Truck Farm Wins!

We posted on the Truck Farm a while ago, and we just found out that Truck Farm is the winner of Nau’s annual Grant for Change. $10,000 was rewarded to Curt Ellis and Ian Cheney. Their project, Truck Farm, is exactly what it sounds like—a 1986 Dodge pickup truck converted to house a traveling farm that boasts heirloom seeds and green-roof technology. Click here to read the rest of this story.

Poor Man’s Butter No More!

Words alone really can’t express to you how much we love avocados here at Ellwoods. If we could, we’d swim in a sea of guacamole if we ever went on vacation. Well we just found this great little story on the magical fruit and wanted to share it with you all. It’s by Martha Rose Shulman for the NY Times.

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What we’re listening to

We got nuthin’ but love for U-Roy! Love is lovely, war is kinda ugly!

New at Ellwood’s Cafe!

We’ve just added some awesome new specials at our cafe across the parking lot. If you’re in the mood for a little bit more than just a sandwich or salad, give one of these dishes a try. Click on to see what this weeks specials are. Read the rest of this post »

Wednesday’s Hot Bar 07/28/10

RAW FOODS: Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw, Raw Spaghetti, Assorted Organic Fruits

VEGAN FOODS: Medji’s Cous Cous, Marinated Local Ginger Tofu with Basmati & Kale, Twin Oaks Local BBQ Tofu, Tuscan White Bean Salad, Tabouli, Citrus Cous Cous, Dilled Potato Salad, Chickpea Salad, Grain & Herb Salad, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Yedinich Salata, Lemon Rice, Brown Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Vegetable Korma, Chole Saag, Aloo Gobhi, Curried Cabbage, Gingered Squash, Steamed Broccoli

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Greek Wheat Berry Salad with Feta, Forbidden Rice Salad, Tandoori Naan, Hoppin’ Johns Green Chili and Cheddar Grits, Blueberry Cheesecake

MEAT: Fiesta Chicken Cold Cuts, Curried Chicken, Tuna Salad, Chicken Vindaloo, Pork BBQ, Braised Chicken with Olives and Mushrooms

SOUP: Artichoke Soup, Split Pea with Ham Soup, Turkey Chili

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Local Quote of the Week

Thanks Rick

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 07/27/10

RAW FOODS: Raw Kale Salad, Living Cole Slaw, Raw Spaghetti, Assorted Organic Fruits

VEGAN FOODS: Chickpea Salad, Citrus Cous Cous, Dill Potato Salad, Fresh Grain & Herb Salad, Stuffed Grape Leaves, Yedinich Salata, Brown Basmati Rice, Black Beans, Ratatouille, Haircot Verts with Stewed Tomatoes, Mixed Steamed Veggies, Steamed Broccoli, Marinated Twin Oaks Local Ginger Tofu with Basmati & Kale, Misir Wat, Ater Kik Alicha, Kelal Shiro, Tofu Blueberry Cheesecake that contains a touch of Honey**

VEGETARIAN FOODS: Greek Wheat Berry Salad, Forbidden Rice Salad, Hoppin John’s Green Chili & Cheddar Grits, Roasted Corn on the Cob

MEAT: Fiesta Chicken Cold Cuts, Home Style Tuna Salad, Rainbow Trout with Pesto Veggies, Braised Chicken with Olives & Mushrooms, Jambalaya, Pork BBQ, Country Style Baked Beans, German Potato Salad

SOUP: Split Pea & Ham Soup, Turkey Chili, Maryland Vegetable Crab, 10 Vegetable Soup

*Hot bar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.