Good morning! It has been an exciting "week off" that included visiting with family, an invaluable meeting with my mentor from SCORE, and preparing for Sunday's Holiday VegFest at the Durham Armory. My sweetheart teased me that he thought such a partial vacation (aka "working" vacation) was the right kind of vacation for me, since I apparently can't handle larger doses of relaxation than that. I had to laugh. A lot. As usual, he was completely right. I hope you took more adva
Happy November! When I was young, I never really understood how the adults in my life could complain so about how the time flew by. I didn't experience time like that. Now that I am older and have way more to do in my life than I can possibly find time for, I definitely have the feeling that this year has flown by. Another fall and so much and so little has changed since this time last year. I was looking back at a menu from the final week of September last year, when we made
We are on Facebook!
Each week's menu, along with the original recipe links, is posted up on the Govinda's Catering Facebook page. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover one day that Govinda's Catering is very Google searchable - meaning that if you search for "Govinda's Catering jackfruit," our Facebook post for an entree with jackfruit in it will come up in the first several search results. In a world where there are literally dozens of Govinda's restaurants and caterin
Good morning! I don't know about you all, but I really, and I mean, really have missed you all. It has been a very busy several weeks so far. The National Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria, VA was an amazing event. I worked harder than I thought was possible, had a huge boost to my confidence due to the overwhelmingly positive reaction to our food, and met many, many beautiful new friends.
I definitely needed last week to recover from my adventures though. There is no
Even if you are one of those "Let me skip this long-winded blog and just read the menu" kind of person (no hurt feelings, just acknowledging that this happens), please do read this section today, as it contains important information about our schedule for the month of August.
A couple of weeks ago, Helene, the organizer for the Triangle VegFest, asked me if I would be interested in being a vendor for the National Animal Rights Conference in Alexandria, VA. Hmm... being a v
Several people this week have asked me if I was going to make sure to put details about my upcoming events in the newsletter. Before any distractions happened and any more time passed, I wanted to give you a "Save the Date" listing of events for July and the beginning of August (more August fun TBA later). Some of them are music-related, while some are events that feature Govinda's, and some are both. All, I hope, will be fun for you. Please mark your calendars and let me kno
I am bursting with excitement to tell you all about an event that I, as Govinda's Catering, attended yesterday. First let me give you the disclaimer that this is going to be a linkalicious email because I met so many cool people that I just have to share what they are doing! (For a complete list of cool vendor folk, click here.) I know how I get when I am excited about something - my already busy brain starts going light speed on me and I have an even harder time remaining or
Welcome back to me! The concept of vacationing is such a stretch for me that I ended up working most days of last week anyway... Still it was lovely to get away and see some place new. I will tell you about my trip to Wilmington, but first before anything else happens, I want to remember to tell you all that this Saturday, June 24th, Govinda's Catering will be back at the Carrboro Farmers' Market. Yay! (The menu is still under some development, so if you have a special reques
This Saturday my band, Samadhi, had a beautiful kirtan at Triangle Yoga in Chapel Hill. I realized that I had been sadly negligent in promoting the event. In fact, if it hadn't been for Facebook, I, myself might have forgotten to attend... Uh, that's when you know that you might have too many things on your mind. Nearly forgetting your own performance is right up there with forgetting your child somewhere (which has happened, but fortunately only twice in 11 years). That bein
Saturday we had what was by far our most successful excursion to the Carrboro Farmers' Market. The market manager was out of town, leaving her lovely assistant, Alex, in charge. Surprise to me, I was to be in the outfield (literally), although I expected to be under the pavilion and was completely unprepared for outdoor vending (meaning no tent). No worries, Alex to the rescue! The Market has a spare tent, which he so kindly fetched and set up for me. He even brought me an ex