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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Barbara Seeley
Tess Curran
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Paula Eastwood
Richard Stangarone
 

IN MEMORIAM


Celebrating the lives of our volunteers and clients


Lee Feitelson  
Driver Coordinator in the 90's.

Kate Droney Wednesday delivery driver & special events volunteer. Kate will be dearly missed.
 

And Spring arose on the garden fair, 
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere; 
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast 
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. 
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant

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We are really excited for Angels Dine Out on April 25th.  Formerly known as Angels Night Out, with so many restaurants offering breakfast and lunch as well as dinner, we needed to change the name.  Now you can eat out for every meal! Twenty-five percent of your bill will be donated to Kitchen Angels that day. Hands down, it's one of the easiest ways to support Kitchen Angels.

Make your reservations now at one of the participating restaurants! They fill up quickly, so gather your group of friends, family and co-workers together, and make your plans! Here's the list of 40 fabulous restaurants:

Breakfast:    Café Fina, Dolina Café & Bakery, Joe's Dining
 
Lunch:    Andiamo!, Café Fina, Dolina Café & Bakery, Hervé Wine Bar, Izanami, La Casa Sena, Museum Hill Café, Pecos Trail Café, Piccolino Italian Restaurant, Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom, The Ranch House, TerraCotta Wine Bistro  
 
Dinner:    315 Bistro & Wine Bar, Amaya, Anasazi Restaurant, Bar & Lounge, Andiamo!, Arable, Arroyo Vino, Bouche Bistro, Bourbon Grill, Café Castro, Café Fina, Café Pasqual's, Cowgirl BBQ, El Meson, El Nido, Estevan Restaurant, Fire & Hops, Hervé Wine Bar, India House, Izanami, Jambo Café, La Casa Sena, La Fogata Grill, L'Olivier, Mariscos Costa Azul, Paloma, Paper Dosa, Pecos Trail Café, Piccolino Italian Restaurant, Plaza Café Southside, Radish & Rye, Second Street Brewery - Rufina Taproom, Tecolote Café, TerraCotta Wine Bistro, The Ranch House, The Teahouse, Trattoria A Mano, Tune Up Café

We need your help spreading the word about our event! Click here to access a PDF of the invitation. The PDF can be sent to everyone on your email list. We want to fill each restaurant to capacity! Thanks so much for your assistance in making this
Angels Dine Out our most successful ever. Take a look at our Angels Dine Out event page with some great videos of a few of our featured restaurants!

April 8 - 13 is Volunteer Appreciation Week! We are so happy to celebrate our dedicated volunteers. Please join us for lunch from 12-1 on whichever day you work at Kitchen Angels. Drivers are more than welcome to join in and have lunch on us! For the drivers who can't make it in for lunch, we'll have snacks for you during delivery time. What better way for Kitchen Angels to celebrate than with food...and delicious food at that! Come get social and celebrate with us.

Saturday, March 30th was a night to remember. Kitchen Angels and a few of our very special volunteers were honored at the Mayor's Give Back Ball. We couldn't be prouder of the excellent work our volunteers provide week after week. Thanks again to Susan & Tim Kilkenny, Kay Jenkins, Ron Wieneke, Sarah Taylor, Jane Shea, and Kate Kostamo. We all had a ball and are happy to be acknowledged for the work we provide our community. Thanks Santa Fe!

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National Garlic Day is April 19th, and falls exactly 6 days after International Kissing Day (thank goodness they didn't fall on the same day)! Sounds like the perfect opportunity to sing the praises of garlic - one of the oldest cultivated plants known. It was worshiped by the Egyptians as a god, used as currency, condiment, and cure, and was even thought to be able to ward off evil spirits. Not many foods have such a claim to fame! Read more on the fascinating history of garlic here.

Is it possible to love garlic too much? With as many health benefits as it has, we hardly think so! Here are just a few of the proven health benefits of this pungent vegetable...yes vegetable.

Is it possible to use too much garlic in a dish? For those who have tried the 40 Clove Garlic Chicken recipe, the answer is a resounding NO! Garlic adds zest to whatever dish it meets. Saveur magazine offers a good, long list of delicious recipes that feature our vegetable of the month.

Easter antipasta plate - 2017
Many of our volunteers celebrate Easter or Passover during this time of year. It's always a nice occasion to cook up a special feast. What cultural or traditional dishes do you prepare to celebrate during this time of spring and renewal? 

Lauren's partner Sudarshan likes to prepare a huge antipasto plate, like his Italian grandmother used to serve. They nibble on it all day long...to balance out the chocolate and sweets that are invariably present.

Joe & Tracy make a leg of lamb for Easter , and Joe's grandmother used to cook lamb and a ham for good measure.

Jeanette has fond memories of her Austrian grandmother sending her 3-D marzipan animals and chocolate Glückskäfer (luck bugs) .

Dwayne remembers his mother cooking pot roast or a ham for Easter...and always fresh tortillas. Can't go wrong there!

Tony remembers that  Easter Sunday was always celebrated at his Grandmother's farm. "Everyone brought decorated eggs that my uncles would hide. It always seemed like there were hundreds of eggs to find - which was a good thing because there were scores of grandchildren! Afterwards, we all would sit down at tables filled with every Southern treat one can imagine. It was a full day of feasting, fun and family."  
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We always welcome new volunteers! Here are our current opportunities:

Delivery Drivers (4:30 - 6:30pm)
  • Wednesday Driver, Route 7 (N. Rufina St.)
  • Thursday Driver, Route 10 (N. St. Francis Dr.)
  • Thursday Driver, Route 11 (S. on Cerrillos Rd.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 1 (S. Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 6 (Miguel Chavez)
  • Friday Driver, Route 7 (N. Rufina St.)
  • Friday Driver, Route 12 (Pacheco St.)

Kitchen Volunteers  

  • Monday AM shift (10am - 12pm)
  • Wednesday PM shift (1pm - 3pm)

Substitute Volunteers

  • Delivery Subs M-F (4:30-6:30pm)
  • Delivery Prep M-F (2pm - 3:30pm)
  • Delivery Coordinators (3:30 - 5:30pm)

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

 

Monday, April 15th from 11:30 - 1:00

 

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

 

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Reminder for our delivery drivers...

Please do not leave a meal bag outside a client's door or with a neighbor if they are not home for delivery...unless the office clears it first. Our clients agree to be home or inform us that they have appointments. We are not allowed to leave meals. We can agree to occasional workarounds, which usually will be noted on the slips. We can even send extra advance meals to ensure someone does not go hungry.

There have been times when drivers have thought they were doing their client a favor by leaving a meal bag outside, only to find out the person was inside their home, in distress or deceased. At other times, a recurring absence during meal time might mean the client is no longer homebound, or has an appointment on that day of the week. 

What you see as an individual may be part of a larger pattern that cannot be assessed without our being given this critical information. Please help us keep our clients fed, safe and in compliance with their service agreement.

If a client is not home when you attempt delivery, protocol is to call their phone number, followed by the emergency contact number. Carry a supply of red tags and leave one on the client's door if this doesn't work, then call the office and let Jeanette or Lauren know. Thanks for your help!
The ancient grain fonio is gluten-free, fast-growing, and good for you!

Think you have a varied diet? A recent wildlife conservation non-profit hosted a conference on how diversifying the foods we eat is linked to preserving wildlife. Turns out, just three crops - wheat, corn and rice - make up nearly 60 percent of the plant-based calories in most diets. There is a push to re-introduce crops and foods that are more resistant to climate changes, have high yields, and are good for your health. Click here for the NPR article For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods. Diversify!
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! Thanks

Chef Joe wants to highlight the good work done by volunteer Nancy Jewell. November will mark  her second year volunteering in the kitchen on Thursday afternoons. Joe says, "Nancy covers it all - she knows how to cook off the food, do the dots, portion correctly, and always chips in on dishes. She moves around the kitchen and does it all." We appreciate your attentiveness to that which needs to happen in the kitchen. We see you handling so much - thank you Nancy!

Many thanks to the lively group of volunteers who joined us for the Volunteer Appreciation Party at Hervé Wine Bar. We had a great time mingling, sipping tasty beverages, and grazing on the hors d'oeuvres that everyone loved. A word of thanks to the management at Hervé for making the party possible, and a great success. If you missed the event, know that we try to host two volunteer parties each year. You can always catch the next one, which will be held later this year, in October or November. 

Kitchen Angels | 505-471-7780 | info@kitchenangels.org | http://www.kitchenangels.org
1222 Siler Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507