Good morning! Because I feel like speed of delivery is of the essence, I am going to keep this short and re-iterate the important dates for our service in the next few weeks. While writing up the menu descriptions this morning, I looked back at the newsletter from last Thanksgiving. Boy was it what I needed to hear, complete with a spontaneous mission/passion statement by me for Govinda's Catering. When times are tough, and you feel like a loser, it is important to remember t
For those who missed the grand announcement on Instagram (@rangadevidasi) and Facebook, this past Friday Govinda's Catering passed our inspection from the NC Department of Agriculture. This is a hugely important step. It is one thing to sell meals as we have been doing, "among friends." Yet, I would not be able to approach any coffee house, tea house, farmers' market, or any other food establishment about carrying our delectables, without having that written piece of paper in
Those of you who have been with us for a while and know me well, know that any time I do not get this newsletter out to you first thing on Sunday morning, it is because I have had a busy weekend. This weekend was no exception. Friday and Saturday I had way too many things scheduled for the space of one day, and each night ended with a kirtan. Of course for me the kirtan is not just one more frenetic activity, but the carrot at the end of the stick, the reward at the end of a
It was right about six months ago that I last did a menu with some of these Moroccan dishes on it. Since I am learning the fine art of not reinventing the wheel each time I do something, I re-use previous newsletters so that I only need to change the photos and links for the dishes which I am not repeating. Besides saving me a little bit of time, reusing old newsletters allows me to take a trip down memory lane and remember what it was that I was doing 6 months or a year ago.
I want to be perfectly honest with you all, as that is just the easiest way to be - this is late getting out to you because 1) I had a very busy weekend that included 3 kirtans and 2) I have discovered the BBC Sherlock Holmes series on Netflix. All the profound and appreciative things I was crafting in my mind to say to all the fathers out there were pushed completely aside by the mystery of the Black Lotus Crime Ring...
I definitely wanted to honor and give credit to all
Ladies, if you haven't heard it yet several times today, Happy Mother's Day! Gentlemen, if you haven't said it several times today, it is not yet midnight, so go ahead and tell the important women in your life - yo' mama, yo' sister, yo' wife, those 3 magic words. Everybody likes to be recognized and appreciated for the hard work they do.
Now, bear with me. What I am going to say next will depart from our Mother's Day theme, but hopefully only temporarily, as I aim to come
Earlier in the week I planned to meet a friend of mine for dinner on Saturday. I figured we would go to Sage Vegetarian Cafe in Chapel Hill, since I had never been there. I know. That statement is sheer craziness. How is it possible that I have been a vegetarian for twenty-three years, lived in the Triangle for twenty years, and been a caterer and vegan food blogger for the last three of those twenty, and have still never visited Sage Cafe? Yesterday I righted my wrong, humbl
For those of you who were wondering about the challenge question that I put out last week, the four people who were in the kirtan photo were: 1) Dave Stringer, 2) Danielle Koppel, 3) Jon Seskevich, and 4) Donovan Zimmerman, co-founder of the Paperhand Puppets. Jon has been a long-time enthusiast and teacher of both meditation and kirtan in the area, and Danielle is one of the folks who began their relationship with sacred chanting thanks to Dave Stringer's concerts. I believe
It has been a while since I have done a review for you all. You might surmise that this means that it has been a while since I went out somewhere. That would be the correct thing to surmise. It is easy to get so caught up in cooking, cleaning, and doing laundry, that one day bleeds into another and before you know it, entire weeks have gone by. This is especially true when you cook for a living, and especially, especially true when you cook for a living out of your home. Has
I am super excited because ... we are traveling back to Greece! Greek cuisine is all about fresh, tasty veggies complimented by fresh, tastier herbs. I was enthralled with the dishes that we made a few months ago for the last Greek menu. While summer is still in full bounty, I wanted to bring back out some of those tasty treats, as well as trying out some new ones. Before scrolling down to see what we are offering, please check out a couple of items of business just below: 1