Here are some topics that could be discussed, courtesy of organizer and Consuming Louisvilleblogger Michelle Jones:
As always we’ll be disussing all manner of tech and social media related topics. We might talk about the new iPad, Facebook’s IPO, Instagram coming to Android, Path’s privacy snafu and lots of other interesting topics.
This French bistro on East Market Street in NuLu has delicious sandwiches, pastries and other sweets that are perfect for a midday pick-me-up.
And next month, Ghyslain on Market will celebrate a year in Louisville by sponsoring a supply drive for Mayor Greg Fischer’s Give a Day, a city-wide service initiative that helps kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival.
On Sunday, April 15, 2012, patrons can receive a free Vanilla Crème Brûlée with the purchase of entrée when they bring in a donation for St. Joseph Children’s Home. Did you read that, people? FREE FANCY DESSERT. Sandwiches and entrees start at $10, and it’s worth every buck.
Here are some of the items that St. Joseph Children’s Home needs:
You can save lots of stress later by taking advantage of the free time you have now by doing the heavy lifting now. Here’s how, according to The Kitchn:
Prepare your cookie dough according to recipe directions.
Roll dough into little balls and place on a cookie sheet.
Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for about an hour or until the dough balls are frozen.
Pop the dough balls into a freezer bag. Don’t forget to write the name of the cookie, the date the dough was frozen and baking instructions.
Whenever you’re ready for the cookies, bake as normal with a couple of extra minutes added on to the baking time.
I’ve baked three batches of cookies so far that are sitting pretty in my freezer. I will also bake a cake or two ahead of time and freeze them for later, another tip I got from this post at The Kitchn.
Has anyone else tried baking ahead of the craziness of the holidays?
*Yep, after six months of unemployment, I got a new job at Humana. Read more about it on my Twitter feed and look out for a blog post in the next few days.
Want to eat some cake, talk technology and hang out with me and a bunch of cool ladies?
The next meetup for Let Them Tweet Cake, an organization for women interested in technology and media, is today at 6:30 p.m. at the bakery Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Avenue. Don’t worry, dudes, you’re welcome, too.
Tonight’s event is sponsored by local author Shiloh Walker, who has a new book out called “If You Hear Her.”
So now it’s time for a roll call: Who’s going to join me? This is a great way to meet interesting, fun people in Louisville.
Let Them Tweet Cake, a meet-up for women (and a few dudes) who are interested in talking tech and eating sweets, will take place at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, August 3, at Sweet Surrender at 1804 Frankfort Avenue. Here’s a blurb from Michelle at Consuming Louisville, the organizer of the Tweet Cake events:
A lot has happened in the world of technology, mobile apps, social media and the internet this summer so we’re going to have lots of good stuff to talk about.
The shop, one of nine locations throughout the area, is near the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road, a corridor filled with bars, restaurants and plenty of people who want some dessert after an evening out.
Though Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen is open year-round, this location is bustling during the summer as customers skip the cakes, pies and cookies and head toward the only dessert that can provide some relief from this monstrous humidity — ice cream.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen employees begin churning the ice cream each day at 7 a.m. They spend the rest of the day with their arm halfway down the dozens of buckets, scraping up scoops of delectable dairy to pack into cones and cups.
My favorite thing about this dessert shop is its 25-cent ice cream scoop day about which I have previously blogged. For one day in the summer, Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen sells scoops of ice cream for a quarter each. As you can imagine, the lines are long and the employees are tired. But is it worth it? INDEED.
Rob, Roscoe and I made our way to Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen near the end of the 25-cent scoop day. Since Rob had to wait outside with Roscoe (sorry, no pups allowed inside), he requested that I surprise him with a scoop of something with chocolate in it. I fulfilled this request fourfold when I brought Rob a scoop of Peace, Love and Chocolate, a flavor that is made up of four different kids of chocolate.
Scroll back to the top of the page to take a look at Rob’s reaction to all the chocolate-y goodness of his scoop. I took a lick (or two) myself. I didn’t know you could pack so much chocolate into ice cream. It tasted like the dairy equivalent of eating a handful of Hershey’s Kisses drizzled with chocolate sauce with chocolate shavings sprinkled on top. Yum.
Though the 25-cent day is over, it’s still worth swinging by Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen for something sweet. That Peace, Love and Chocolate was definitely delicious enough for me to shell out the full price.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen
1041 Bardstown Road, and eight other locations throughout Kentuckiana
Four years ago, I mourned the end of the book series after I locked myself in my D.C. apartment and spent eight hours reading Deathly Hollows cover to cover.
Fortunately, I still had the movies to look forward to, the movies that always took the story that had become so familiar to me over the years and gave it an exciting live-action treatment.
But the theatrical tale of Potter and Posse ends after the movie premieres at midnight.
Besides seeing Deathly Hollows at least two times and rereading the series, what should a HP fan like me do to cope?
NPR suggests some grown-up books for the HP set. Or you could hack into some road signs to show your love of Ol’ Harry. But I will turn to the coping mechanism that comforts me when life throws me for a loop — cooking.
The Harry Potter books are full of references to culinary treats both imaginary and real. So in our time of mourning, dear fellow fans, here’s a look at some websites that provide recipes for some of the treats J.K. Rowling included in HP’s world.
Like the junk food that the kids eat at Hogwarts? Here are recipes for Acid Pops, Cockroach Clusters (minus the cockroaches), Licorice Wands and Chocolate Frogs. (The Pastry Affair)
I always thought Butterbeer had a little bit of adult beverage in it, even though it was sold to minors (those crazy liberal Europeans … I kid, I kid). Anyhow, this recipe for the popular wizarding drink is alcohol free and sounds pretty tasty. (The Pastry Affair)
MuggleNet, the best site for all things Potter, has a comprehensive list of HP recipes. Highlights include Golden Snitch Cake Pops and Fever Fudge. (MuggleNet)
If you want to get more in depth with the magic in your kitchen, consider buying a Harry Potter cookbook. (Amazon)