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Weekend Coffee Share TenWest in Tucson

October 22, 2016 , , , , ,

my produce haul

my produce haul

my produce haul

my produce haul

If we were having coffee I would tell you that my quiet, at-home routine will be suspended this week. I have signed up for TenWest, a Festival to mimic South by Southwest in Austin.  There is a plethora of educational, social, and artistic content offered.  The week-long event began last night.  The first event I will attend is a big concert in a local park very near my home.   During the week my plans include a couple of workshops on podcasting, one about 3D printing, and a symposium about our special city of gastronomy designation.  I may attend the final concert and the TED talk also, even though they are past my regular bed time.  This will be a great week of learning and entertainment for me.  My schedule rarely gets this crowded, but this will be worth the effort.  I look forward to learning a lot.  I should have lots to share with you next weekend.

I can offer you coffee, or all kinds of tea again this week.  I am lingering over iced roiboos tropics while we savor a heat wave here.  Summer is still with us, which means my big stand-off with tidy muse has not yet been resolved.  I am still wearing shorts and summer dresses.  It was 94 yesterday, so there is no rush to get out the winter gear.  I have promised myself that the big clothing purge will take place when I do the seasonal switch of my wardrobe.  I have inquired about giving my friend and neighbor some of the jackets..but that does not really count.  I am still just procrastinating…in flip flops and shorts.  This too will pass.

Please help yourself to soup shots. On the buffet you will find white demi tasse cups and saucers.  Serve yourself from the wide selection of soups.  We have sweet pepper cream, corn bisque, tomato basil, minestrone, gaspacho,winter squash and ginger, with all your favorite toppings.  Add sliced green onions, crispy fried shallots, croutons, nuts, or grated cheese to complete your composition.  Although it is still warm, the produce season is leading us into winter.  A light meal featuring all these different seasonal delights is a great way to share this fall weather and our news. Who doesn’t like soup?  Enjoy the sensuality of the season with all the colors, tastes and aromas.  Hang out and tell us what you have been doing.

In the winter months Tucson is lucky to be served by the Santa Cruz County Food Bank. The excess produce from the big produce wholesalers in Nogales is shipped to Tucson and sold.  For 60 pounds of produce we pay $10.00.  This boon to our budget is very welcome, since fresh fruit and vegetables make up a big proportion of our diet.  My partner had to work today (Saturday), but he called me while he was out on calls to let me know that the food distribution had started in the neighborhood.  The scheduled start was Nov. 3, but they had produce, so they began today.  What an excellent October surprise this is!!! The truck was full of squash, coconut, tomatoes, cucumbers, two kinds of sweet chiles, and watermelon.  I give away as much as I can to neighbors, and then get to work roasting and processing it before it goes bad.  I will be charcoal grilling vegetables for a few hours today.  I love the smokey flavors it imparts to all the dishes I make with them.  If you stay for a while you can taste some tomatoes fresh off the grill with some pesto I made this week.  I promises to be a very delicious day.

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That produce purchase sounds amazing! Great value for the money. And soup! It’s chilly enough here to want some soup and I will probably be making some later. I have squash to use up!

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Corina

October 22, 2016

Thanks for visiting, Cornina. It is such a good deal. We miss it a lot when we don’t have it for the summer months.

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Pamela Morse

October 22, 2016

Soup sounds great. Love homemade. So good!
~Tara

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Daisy Smiley Face

October 23, 2016

Thanks for stopping by Tara. I am a huge fan of my mini crock pot. I keep it busy all the time. It creates soup while I do other stuff.

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Pamela Morse

October 23, 2016

The soup sounds amazing. Wellness is important to me as well. Food as medicine is my motto.

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Rosemary Carlson

October 23, 2016

TenWest!!! Sounds great… You’re so in the know PM. Are you doing a workshop, or next year?

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karamaat

October 23, 2016

You are very funny, Justine. I was at the TenWest tent yesterday at the music festival learning more about what the week will offer. I told this millennial woman who is part of the TenWest staff I have 16,000 twitter followers and she instantly said you should speak next year….that is funny. I have no subject on which to speak. This is what impresses them…twitter followers.

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Pamela Morse

October 23, 2016

Love grilled veggies! And your event sounds awesome, can’t wait to hear about it! I’ve heard SXSW is really cool.

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Kathleen Howell

October 29, 2016

Thanks for the visit Kathleen. Yes, the event turned out to be extraordinary, and I will be telling the story this week over coffee.

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Pamela Morse

October 29, 2016

I can’t wait to hear about this event now that it’s over. I do have done plenty of podcasts but would love to hear about new trends. Your soup shots sound fabulous! Will you share recipes?
Congrats on that food bank! That sounds fabulous!!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

October 30, 2016

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