Kitchen Angels   |    1222 Siler Road  Santa Fe, NM  87507   |    505.471.7780
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Thank you for your on-going dedication and support of Kitchen Angels and the community of Santa Fe.

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Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients

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We had the Santa Fe Photography Workshop participants shoot a video of one of our clients. It's a great little 2-minute clip- check it out!

I think that I shall never see 
A poem lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray,
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose blossom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems were made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.
­                                                                     ~Joyce Kilmer 

Angels Night Out
is Th ursday, April 21st. We  have some outstanding restaurants participating again this year. Here's the complete list of participating restaurants:
Breakfast: The Teahouse

Breakfast and Lunch: Tecolote Cafe
Lunch: Omira Bar & Grill
Lunch and Dinner: Andiamo!; Piccolino; TerraCotta Wine Bistro; and The Ranch House
Dinner: 2nd Street Brewery @ the Railyard; 315 Restaurant & Wine Bar; Bouche Bistro; Bourbon Grill; Café Castro; Café Fina; Café Pasqual's; Counter Culture; Cowgirl BBQ; El Meson; Fire and Hops; Galisteo Bistro; India House; Jambo Café; L'Olivier; Mariscos Costa Azul; Midtown Bistro; Pizzeria Espiritu; Plaza Café Southside; Santa Fe Bite; Sazon; and Vinaigrette.

Remember to call the restaurants and make reservations for your party ahead of time. It's a very popular evening for diners and tables fill up quickly. Part of what makes Angels Night Out so successful is our volunteers inviting a table of their friends to dine out. It's such an easy way to support Kitchen Angels, and the community vibe is always so positive and uplifting.

Thanks to all of our volunteer ambassadors for their willingness to represent Kitchen Angels to the community. We owe our greatness to each of you!

Save the Date...

Debrianna Mansini will host a benefit performance for Kitchen Angels
Remember the fabulous Angel Monologues a few years back? Well Tanya Taylor Rubinstein has coached yet another storyteller who will be giving a performance in May. Debrianna Mansini will be presenting her show The Meatball Chronicles from May 13 to May 22 at the Railyard Performance Center. The Saturday, May 14 show will benefit Kitchen Angels. This will be a fun performance about love, life, and Italian food!

For those who would like to make a full evening of it, you can head over to Restaurant Martín after the show to enjoy a special meal prepared by Chef Martín, inspired by The Meatball Chronicles. Click here to learn more about the show, the fixed price dinner, and how to purchase tickets.

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April 1st is known by many as April Fool's day. But did you know that April 1st was also National Sourdough Bread Day?  Sourdough bread, which is fermented using naturally occurring lactobacilli bacteria and wild yeasts, is thought to be close to 5,000 years old and originating in  the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia. When used with whole grain, sourdough actually breaks down the grain, making it more easily digestible and nutritious. Baking sourdough bread is an incredible, albeit somewhat time-consuming, process which is well-worth the effort.

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Cooked is a must watch for people who love food and the process of cooking
If you have Netflix, there's a fascinating 4-part documentary that is free to stream called Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, by Michael Pollan. The show explores the evolution of what food means to us through the lenses of the four natural elements - fire, water, air, and earth. In the "Air" episode, he explores sourdough bread in depth.  It is educational as well as beautifully filmed. This is television at its best!

If you're inspired to try your hand at sourdough, here's a great collection of recipes from Bread Experience that incorporates "wild yeast", along with some very helpful tips on how to maintain a sourdough starter. Let us know about your high altitude baking successes (and failures). Happy baking!
Ron's Key-Lime Coconut Cake is secret no longer!
As you all know, we appreciate a good dessert here at Kitchen Angels, and we have some truly accomplished bakers among us. The Thursday afternoon kitchen shift in particular has some volunteers who seem to be trying to out-bake one another! Dotty Reilly has wowed us with her cranberry bars, among other goodies she's brought in for volunteers to try. Tom Andrassy has taken the first and second place prizes at several of our dessert contests. His brownies are just the right amount of chewy and cakey. But it was Ron Wieneke who took the cake back in March with the Coconut Key-Lime Sheet Cake - his very own rendition of a labor-intensive Epicurious recipe that you can find here. He's really indulging our clients in the tastiest of sweets. Thanks to all of our volunteers who take such pride in their craft and their service to our clients.
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We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:
  • Monday Driver, Route 1 (Luisa Street)
  • Monday Driver, Route 3 (S. Capital)
  • Monday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Monday Driver, Route 17 (S. St. Francis Dr.)
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 9 (Alta Vista)
  • Tuesday Driver, Route 18 (Agua Fria)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 7 (Rufina to Zafarano)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 11 (Cerrillos Rd.)
  • Thursday Driver, Route 3 (S. Capital)
  • Friday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Friday Driver, Route 8 (Mid Airport Rd.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 9 (Alta Vista)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations


Wednesday, April 13th from 11:00 - 1:00

Wednesday, April 27th from 11:00 - 1:00


Please tell people who may be interested to call Lauren at 471-7780  


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In addition to the first full Spring month, April also happens to be " Keep America Beautiful Month." We already live in one of the most beautiful cities in the USA, but it needs everyone's help to keep it that way. The Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station will be holding their Trash Amnesty event for all city and county residents on April 23 & 24. Residents can bring all of their unwanted trash at no charge. It's a great opportunity to clean up your yard and shared neighborhood spaces.
Another great way to celebr ate is by participating in the Great American Spring Clean Up Day, which is Saturday, April 30th. Registration is between 7-9 AM at 1142 Siler Road (just down the road from Kitchen Angels). Participants are given bags, gloves and t-shirts at registration, they then head out and clean up until noon. A volunteer picnic lunch is served after the work is done.

Two other days in April to keep in mind: Tire Amnesty Day was April 2 & 3. Graffiti Wipe-Out Day is April 9. You can learn more about all of these events by visiting the Keep Santa Fe Beautiful website.

Have you ever been interested in Community Supported Agriculture (or CSAs) but didn't want to make a full season commitment? There's a new way to work more organic veggies into your diet that's easy and affordable. MoGro is a mobile grocer that provides a box of fresh produce each week for only $20 per week, $10 for individuals paying with SNAP. People pick up their box of produce on Wednesdays at La Familia Medical Clinics on Alto St. or Caja de Oro Grant Rd. A sample box contains cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, cantaloupe, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, local salad mix, and grapes. All organic, all the time! If you're interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity, call 505-629-0181 or check out their Facebook page.

Kitchenality Kitchenality 

is planning to open expand it hours to include Monday and Tuesdays in the near future but we need more volunteers to help in the shop. The shifts are from 10 -1:30 and 1:30 to 5:00. Please call Sarah at 660-2231 if you're interested in helping us extend our hours.

Calling tea cup collectors: KITCHENALITY has been the lucky recipient of some lovely china tea cups and saucers so are looking for collectors who might like to expand their collection!

Item of the Month... 
Excaliber 9-tray Food Dehydrators - we have two of these great kitchen devices! 
  • 15 sq. ft of drying space
  • New: $350         
  • Amazon used: $212
  • Our price, very gently used: $175.00



Click here for some wonderful ideas for dehydrating food.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks 

We're passing along the gratitude of a young boy named Phillip from Evansville, Indiana. He's a 4th grader who was given a school project: research the state of New Mexico and make a presentation to his
Phillip and his vast collection of
New Mexican novelties
class. Phillip ran an ad in the Santa Fe New Mexican asking readers to send him information about our state. Thursday volunteer Juliana Lujan took it upon herself to put together a packet of information from Kitchen Angels. We just received a thank you note from Phillip with a picture of his loot from New Mexico. He was sent over 100 pieces of mail and items representing our state such as turquoise, books, postcards, sand, pine cones, Zia pins, and even chile. Thanks Juliana, for representing Kitchen Angels so that a class of 4th graders in Evansville, Indiana, know about the good work we do. No act of kindness is too small to go unnoticed. 

Back in March we requested your assistance in helping us secure funding through the capital  appropriations bill by calling or emailing Governor Martinez. We had such an overwhelming response from our volunteers and friends of Kitchen Angels that the funding survived.   The funds that were appropriated will bring us much closer to our final capital campaign goal. Thank you for taking the time to contact our Governor and lobbying for Kitchen Angels!
Erna, Chris & Sue pick the
Pagosa raffle winner!

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for the Pagosa Springs week-long getaway! Congratulations to Jamie Garcia who was our winner this year. He will get to enjoy an entire week's stay at the Wyndam Resort in Pagosa Springs Colorado. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets go directly to our meal delivery program.


Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | |
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507