Saturday, February 28, 2009

Too Many Cooks! with Northstar Café

Learn the ins and outs of running one of Columbus’ hottest new restaurants as we engage in some delicious conversation with Kevin Malhame of Northstar Café. A successful entrepreneur and passionate food lover, Kevin will offer us a window into his food philosophy, giving insights into culinary craftsmanship and the benefits of using local, fresh ingredients. Also, prepare you palates to be enchanted as Kevin shares some delicious samples from the Northstar Café kitchen!

When: Sunday, March 1st, 7 PM
Where: Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street Columbus, OH 43202
Suggested Donation: $5

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Third Thursdays with Jeffrey T. Horvath

Yet another wonderful Third Thursdays to attend.....

A Columbus native and published composer leads an intimate discussion and demonstration of his creative process featuring a new collection of innovative pieces.

WHEN: Thursday, February 19th at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit Street, OH 43202

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wild Goose or Silly Goose?

Xiu Dan poses a good question... are you a Wild Goose or a Silly Goose?
And is there a difference?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Craft Night

Hey everyone! Craft night is going to be a monthly thing. Come join us on the second Thursday of every month--we'll be there starting at 7pm. The next gathering will be next Thursday, February 12 at Wild Goose Creative. Bring along something to make, something to drink, and/or something to eat and share.

In December we had all kinds--knitters, painters, crocheters, weavers, and also craft holdouts who found craft night to be a pleasant excuse to TALK to people! Whatever your motivation, you are welcome to join in.

Wild Goose Creative on TV!

Tune into Daytime Columbus today at 11:00am, on NBC4i, to watch co-founder Ryan Hoke discuss Wild Goose Creative's involvement with the Story Box Project!

Spearheaded by Kevin Cordi, OSU StoryTeller Artist-in-Residence, the StoryBox project has been in existence since 1995 and has involved roughly a million people since that time.

As a part of the project, Wild Goose Creative has designed it's own StoryBox and will be collecting stories of all shapes and sizes over the next few months. The stories can take any form: written, visual (a small painting or photograph), MP3 files, and can be about anything! Once we've collected your stories, our StoryBox will travel to different communities all over the world! To celebrate this project we'll also be crafting several events over the next few months to give anyone interested a chance to share their story.

Keep an eye out for details and if you can make sure to check out Ryan's spot on today's show!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Too Many Cooks: Pattycake Bakery!

Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend for Too Many Cooks! It was a delicious night of cookies and conversation with the incredible, talented, and engaging Jennie Scheinbach. We got to host our first ever chocolate chip cookie tasting as Jennie shared some of the fun ins and outs of Vegan Baking, life at Pattycake Bakery, and her artful philosophy about food!

For those of you who are interested in recreating some of last night's magic at home we wanted to share the Tollhouse cookie recipe Jennie worked from last night as well as the ratios she mentioned for the Vegan Egg Substitutes she demonstrated.

Original TOLL HOUSE Chocolate Chip Cookies

Estimated Times: Preparation - 15 min | Cooking - 9 min | Cooling Time - 15 min cooling | Yields - 60


* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* 1 teaspoon salt

* 1 cup butter substitute

* 3/4 cup granulated sugar or sugar substitute.

* 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* Egg replacer of your choice (for 2 eggs)

* 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels

* 1 cup chopped nuts


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter substitute, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg substitute slowly beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Vegan Egg Replacer Ratios

Each quantity = 1 egg

-1 Tblsp. flax seeds, ground, or 1 Tblsp. flax meal, mixed with 3 Tblsp. water

-2 Tblsp. water, 1 Tblsp. oil + 2tsp. baking powder added to dry ingredients

-1/4 cup firm or extra-firm silken tofu, pureed until smooth

-Ener-G Egg Replacer. Follow quantities listed on box.

-1/4 cup pureed pumpkin, bananas sweet potatoes, potatoes...

-1/4 cup applesauce

Thanks again to everyone who made the event a success!