Haps from rogueApron

Hey all …

We know many of you are as passionate about supporting good food for Georgia as we are. So here are two opportunities coming up for ya … plus a sneek peek bout the next dinner.

FRIDAY MAY 1. Atlanta Local Food Initiative (ALFI) conference & mixer

After a day-long conference/conversation over at St. Philips Cathedral, lots of movers and shakers in the local food movement will convene at Food 101.

If you’d like to get involved in local food change, join us at Food 101 in the Highlands for patio drinks and food-forward conversation.

More info on ALFI and the mixer: http://tinyurl.com/ALFImixer

FRIDAY MAY 8. rogueApron’s Chef to School program

rogueApron is proud to announce our first Chef to School event at Cook Elementary school on Memorial near downtown. If you’d like to assist Lady Rogue with simple cooking demonstrations, please drop a line at ladyrogueATL@gmail.com.

NEXT DINNER. Oh, you guys always want to know. How does a magical garden dinner with an Alice in Wonderland theme sound to you? Follow the white rabbit … you’ve got until the first weekend in June to get your costume ready. Registration available soon.

Best,

Lady Rogue

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rogueApron’s Flickr Pool

Hey all … doing a little search of Flickr, I stumbled across some awesome photos of past events. Here’s some food porn to get your morning started …

If you have photos, please share them in our Flickr pool! You’re the best!

Loves,
Lady Rogue

p.s. Yes, we’re posting pics of Sticks & Stones soon. If you have some good ones, email ’em to ladyrogueATL@gmail.com!

Finally! A photo of Grinchmas food!

Grinchmas’ Seuss-inspired plate: Ancho-rubbed White Oaks roast beast with Who pudding … beet-buttered grits with Keene’s Cheddar. Sea beans, Crystal Farms turnips & fingerling sweet potatoes, and greens from Love is Love Farms. December 24, 2008.

Find out who's on the other end of your noodle! Lady & the Tramp Valentines Dinner ...

Cocoa-dusted meatsaballas, with Via Elisa noodles in a deconstructed spicy mole sauce, served Lady & the Tramp styles for Valentines Day, 2009

Neat idea: VeggieTrader.com

veggietrader.com arts

So, all you home gardeners out there have been sweating the recent cold snaps … but what happens this summer, when you’re deluged with tomatoes and cukes? (Besides of course bringing them to a rogueApron dinner … )

veggieTrader.com, a two-week old site out of San Fran, aims to connect home gardeners with folks looking to swap or sell their excess. Right now the site is bare of Atlantans, but that’s sure to change as word gets out. Let us know if you sign up!

Check out a sample posting of Floridian homegrown lettuce. Yums.

veggieTrader.com

Thanks to Lissa Smith for the tip!

Sticks & Stones Details

next event!

Hey guys!

Sticks and Stones is NEXT week – Saturday the 18th. We had a chance to visit Collins at Harvest Farms today, putting together the details of the event. This is gonna be a lot of fun … we have some teamwork, games, and rad headgear planned for you guys … plus helping kickstart a local organic farm that (really) needs our help.

We’ll send out the link for confirmation early next week – here’s a quick note with some reminders:

• COMMUNAL PICNIC CLOTH: Have an old sheet or blanket? Or a few? Please bring it to contribute to our communal picnic area. Our volunteers will set up a lovely dining area with your contribution – either take it home at the end of the day, or leave it for future rA picnics.

• TREAT CONTEST: If your hands are itching to cook, enter our treat contest. Bring a treat to share … winner takes home a rogueApron tshirt.

• REUSABLE CUPS & PLATES: In order to cut down on waste, please bring your own cup & plate for beer & picnic. Yay green!

• NEED TO SWITCH SHIFTS? A few of you guys emailed about this … yes, it’s absolutely no problem at all if you’d like to switch from AM to PM or vice versa. We’ll send out the confirmation form early next week; just confirm appropriately.

• WANT TO VOLUNTEER FOR SETUP OR KITCHEN PREP? We can always use a few extra hands, so email ladyrogueATL@gmail.com if you’d like to join the prep party (Friday, 17th) or help setup the day of (18th).

• HAVEN’T RSVP’D? Still time. Do it @ rogueFieldSticks.eventbrite.com

OK-dokey.

Loves,

Lady Rogue

Calendar

Hey guys … The first question anyone ever asks us is … when is the next event?

So, in the interest of helping you plan, we’re launching a new section of the site, with an overview of planned events – including those that our friends are putting on that you might be interested in. Hope this helps!

rogueApron Spring Calendar

April 15: CultivateATL salon
April 17: rogueApron prep party
April 18: rogueApron Field Trip to Harvest Farm
May 24: Free Pie Day with Relish Design
June 20: Lady Rogue Marketplace
June 21: Dirt to Table Dinner at Harvest Farm
August: Yes We Can Can Can with Funny Farms

Events via Google Calendar, RSS, or Email

For you Google Calendar users or RSS folks, subscribing to our feed is a great way to keep yourself posted.

Here is the feed:
http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds/nn47dftanb7v25cu5lmjvmrpc0%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic

You can cut and paste this link into any calendar program, or you can subscribe in any RSS reader.

You can also get RSS feeds via email by signing up via Feed My Inbox.

Lady Rogue Business Network: First Workshop

first LRBN workshop!

So, most of you guys know that we created a spin-off entity, the Lady Rogue Business Network, in order to better connect all the great DIY entrepreneurs we were meeting and partnering with at events. Hey, Atlanta’s cool like that.

Our little network of rad folks is over 100 folks strong at the moment (hooray nonsucky networking). Members have asked us to start putting together workshops – on subjects as varied as social media, photography, and business licenses. Heck, we gotta support each other in rough times, right?

So, announcing our very first workshop7pm at ParkGrounds Coffee [map] in Reynoldstown. (What can we say, we love that joint, and we want to support it as much as possible!). Join us on April 8th for a lil learning, a lil networking, and … oh heck … maybe a slug of Irish Cream Whiskey in your coffee. (You know how we roll.) $10 donation – more if you feel it was worth more. Lead by the infamously web-nerdy Lady Rogue. Erm, me.

REGISTER HERE

Hope to see you out!

p.s. If you haven’t checked out our business network yet, do so now! These folks are super nice and rogueApron approved!