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NAG’s Cupcake Bake-Off Recap

I was honored to be asked to judge a Cupcake Bake-Off fundraiser for NAG a few weeks back and I actually delayed my vacation a day in order to attend.  Cupcakes in mass quantity totally beat vacations. It’s instant brain happiness.

From Left: Carmen, Hanna, Jen G (me), Diana

This is the second major “celebrity” judge opportunity I’ve had – the last one was the Halloween Dog Parade Costume Contest. I admit it’s starting to get to my head. The other judges were Ovenly’s head baker Hannah Duke, Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake, and Councilmember Diana Reyna.

The Cupcake Bake-Off was held in The Brooklyn Kitchen’s awesome event space and as the contestants filed in with their goodies, I was drooling. The colors, shapes, sizes – cupcake overload! Continue reading

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Calling Cupcakes Bakers & Eaters! Bake-Off to Support NAG – Saturday (5/18)

Join Greenpointers at The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 6-9pm for a Cupcake Bake-Off to support NAG!

It’s $15 to compete or just to stuff your face with delicious cupcakes! And I am one of the judges!!! (I couldn’t say no to this opportunity!)

Get your tickets here! RSVP on Facebook!

Is your cupcake the best in North Brooklyn? Or do you just love to eat them (who doesn’t?) NAG invites amateur bakers of all stripes to compete for the honor of North Brooklyn’s Best Cupcake. To compete email: nag.bklyn at gmail.com

Categories include Best Overall, Best Presentation, Best Savory, and Best Vegan!

Judges include Jen G (me!) from Greenpointers.com, Ovenly Head Baker Hannah Duke, Carmen Rodriguez of Brooklyn Cupcake, and Councilmember Diana Reyna!

Prizes from Brooklyn Slate, Ovenly, Andrews McMeel Publishing, and more! Beer from Brooklyn Brewery!

See you there, Greenpoint!

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GIVEAWAY: RICK’S PICKS CLASS AT BROOKLYN KITCHEN (WORTH $55!)

Greenpointers readers love goodies!

Our latest giveaway is a Pickling with Rick’s Picks Class at Brookyn Kitchen (100 Frost St) on 9/19 at 6:30pm – worth $55!

As with all our giveaways, to enter: answer the following question in the comments below:

What is your favorite kind of pickle?

 
GOOD LUCK!!!

Comments close on Monday September 17th, 11:59pm.

One lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday September 18, 2012

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DEAL: 20lbs Tomatoes for $35

tomato sauce food millIt’s summertime tomato wonderfulness now but think ahead and can the delicious fruits, because once winter hits your only options are mealy flavorless supermarket tomatoes. I can’t deal.

I am stoked at this weekly deal offered at the Brooklyn Kitchen through October. For $35 you get a 20lb box of canning tomatoes that come from Lancaster, PA or the Fingerlakes region of NY. And they are organic. Order by Tuesday at 5pm for pick-up that Friday.

I am not going to can my tomatoes. Instead, I am going to make big batches of red sauce and freeze it in small containers so we can have fresh pasta all winter. Who am I kidding? It will not last all winter! We will be lucky if it gets to the freezer.

Here is a delicious raw tomato sauce recipe from Paulie Gee.

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Knife Forging/Engraving – Sat. 8/18 @Smorgasburg – FREE!

Three Japanese master craftsmen from Kikuichi Knives will be at Smorgasburg (27 N. 6th St.) this Saturday 8/18/12 from 11am-3pm demonstrating how to make knives from iron to blade as part of The Brooklyn Kitchen’s ‘Kitchen Island’ summer series.

Kikuichi Knives has been making knives for over a hundred years, but before that they were making Samurai swords that bore the Emperor’s Chrysanthemum symbol as a mark of their excellence.

This event is Free and there will be tastes of Japanese beer, sake and sushi from Chef Kaz Limori.

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What’s Happening? (10/19-10-25)

• Cider Week Continues
• Greenpointers CMJ Guide
• Weekly Events Listing

WEDNESDAY 10/19

• Collaborative Means@ Flux Factory (39-31 29th St, LIC) 7pm, FREE, A series of artists working collaboratively and collectively, relying on cooperative strategies for the realization of ambitious projects. Talks, screenings, and live performances. More info

Smiths Karaoke@ Black Rabbit (91 Greenpoint) 8pm, 2 mics & some Cure songs available, too.

THURSDAY 10/20
• Public Hearing: Open Space Alliance @ Swinging Sixties Senior Center (211 Ainslie) 6:30-8pm, discuss relocation East River State Park Concerts

• Pretty Things Babayaga Launch Party @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint) 7-10pm,  Jim Garnes spins you favorite soviet hits

FRIDAY 10/21

The L Mag & Northside Festival’s A Very Unofficial CMJ Party @ Cameo Gallery (93 N 6th St) 1:30pm-4:30pm, FREE, performances by Hunters, PUJOL, Widowspeak, Forest Fire & Heavenly Eat

Supper Club @ Greenpoint Reformed Church (106 Milton) 6:30pm, $20, 4 Course Vegetarian Meal with Cocktails, plus performance by Holler, Benefits Soup Kitchen, RVSP annefay (at) gmail.com. More info

• Paul Duncan Opening Reception @ Allan Nederpelt Fine Arts (60 Freeman) 6-9pm, More info

Open Call Show @ Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness) 8pm, Open Call for Artists in all Mediums, win $200 & solo exhibition, More info

Ugly Art Room Presents All That Remains @ Picture Farm (338 Wythe) Opening Reception 7-9pm, An International Collage Exhibition of Epic Proportions, Sponsored by Narragansett beer, Music by DJ Ning Nong RSVP

SATURDAY 10/22

BK Diggers 150th Anniversary Celebration @ McGolrick Park, 1-4pm,  a collective of activists, artists and historians whose aim is to reclaim the psycho geography of our neighborhoods and expose ignored perspectives in history

• Tiger Beer Tasting & Pumpkin Carving Contest @ Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center (558 Metropolitan) 8-11:30pm, $5 to enter contest, food by Brooklyn Kitchen, More info

• Vibes to Touch Open Mic & Art Show @ TBD (224 Franklin) 9pm, FREE, Performance by Aisling Peartree, Artwork by Rico Tomas, Poetry By: Fiya, Ada Reyes, Bert Tejeda, D.Limones, Jendog LoneWolf RSVP

SUNDAY 10/23

• 48 HRS @ Camel Art Space (722 Metropolitan) 12pm-12am, artists meet for a marathon art-making session, sleep over in the space and exhibit their work the next day. The entire event will take place over a 48-Hrs, RSVP

• Newtown Creek Boat Tours @ Pier 17 South Street Seaport, 10-12/1-3, $10. Charter tours the length of the Newtown Creek. Buy Tickets

• Brokelyn.com’s Brokedown Throwdown @ Public Assembly (70 N6) 3-7pm, $5, Sixpoint Open Bar 3-4pm, “Yo Momma So Broke” Contest, Costume Contest, Mushroom Ride

• Carve for Farms Benefit @ Warsaw (261 Driggs) 4-8pm, $10 Kids/$12 Adults, a Greenpoint-Williamsburg CSA pumkin carving and food fest benefit for farms devastated by Hurricane Irene. Pumpkin Pierogis!

• The Mac Off @ Huckleberry Bar (588 Grand) 5-8pm, $10 to judge & eat, Free to compete: email info (at) theclaque.org, proceeds benefit The Claque RSVP

• County Fair Opening Party @ Orange Marmalade (421 Graham) 6-9pm, Vintage Men’s & Women’s, Kitchenware, Oddities, Whisky! More info

TUESDAY 10/25

• Momofuku Milk Bar Book Event with Christina Tosi @ The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost) Christina will show you some of her sweet and savory recipes and you can get a signed copy of the book at a discount, RSVP

 

EPA Newtown Creek Superfund Public Meetings @ St. Nick’s Alliance (2 Kingsland, Garden Level) 20m, 4pm, 7pm, 9pm, An informal public info session hosted by the EPA to discuss upcoming field work at the Newtown Creek Superfund site as part of the first phase of the remedial investigation. EPA representatives will be available to answer questions.

 

Coming Up: Brooklyn Fork & Spoon Supper Club 11/12 Reserve Now
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