Local chef Muffin Batiste has started the new venture Muffin’s Meals. There are several entrees and salads to choose from each week, which Muffin prepares and delivers — you cook or microwave the dinner and unwrap the salad. The menus feature a variety of meats and vegetarian options, and frankly, look delicious.
The meals will cost you about what you’d pay in a restaurant — but quantity deals are available.
Also, Muffin is rocking Valentine’s Day for $35 a person. One of the lover’s eve dinners, for example, is mustard crusted rack of lamb with Kalamata olive risotto and seasonal vegetables. All entrees are served with artisan bread, sweet butter, chocolate mousse and cookies.
PS- I’ve had Muffin’s food, and it is delish. So email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details on menus, prices and availability.
The public is invited to a community forum to hear about the changes in the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department Community Garden Program, and discuss local food garden options.
The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Jan. 12, at Luepke Center Community Room, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd. Parks and Rec reps will present some upcoming changes to the community garden program as well as discuss a new option: food gardens in neighborhood parks.
When the department participated in a multi-agency public forum in April 2009, along with Clark County Health Department, some critical needs were identified around creating more food garden options, including more garden space and better access to education about gardening. To discuss these issues, the forum’s speakers include staff from the new Clark County Public Health Growing Groceries Mentor Program as well as the citizens who started the Rose Village Community Garden.
More information about the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department community and food garden program is available online. Click on Community Gardens under Facilities & Locations.