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Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2012

Weekend water-park fun! Find your own way to relieve pre-final stress!

Weekend water-park fun! Find your own way to relieve pre-final stress!

 

Contributed by: Lynnea Kraft
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, food and fun. For Wilmington College students, however, Thanksgiving break has a slightly different meaning. The way the semesters are set up allows for Thanksgiving break to be right before finals. This break gives students a chance not only to air out their brains, but also to catch up on needed sleep and get some good nutrition before the final week of class and sleepless nights preparing to make or break the grade.
                Although I had to make a 4 hour journey to my hometown in northeast Ohio, the food and fun I had over break was definitely worth the trek. I caught up on sleep and home cooked meals. I also had the chance to burn off some “end-of-the-semester” stress at The Kalahari Resort – the nation’s largest indoor waterpark under one roof.   Hopefully this little recovery time will give me and other students the extra boost needed to finish the semester strong! Good luck to all!
                PS. STAY HEALTHY FOR FINALS! TRY TO GET REST, AVOID ALL NIGHTERS, AND EAT BREAKFAST!
 

Tags: food , Fun , learning , Wilmington College

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Weekend adventure

November 05, 2012

My Indian meal from North Market

My Indian meal from North Market

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

This past week in class, I had exams in my two hardest classes at the end of the week. What did that mean for me? Easy weekend! On Saturday, the honors program took a group of honors students to COSI in Columbus to see the Body Worlds and the Brain exhibit. The exhibit contains many “plastinated” bodies and body parts so we can understand the beauty of the human body and how everything works together. As someone going into the health field (athletic training/physical therapy), I thought the exhibit was fascinating and I hope to be able to learn as much about the body as possible.

After this we went to North Market in downtown Columbus for a cultural meal. As you may or may not know, I am a Vegan, so it is exciting to get to go to ethnic places in cities because there are usually many vegan options. In the market, there are several retailers and places to purchase prepared food. I chose to go to an Indian place in the market because Indian food is my favorite. It was probably the best meal I’ve had in a while, all courtesy of the honors program! Also being the foodie that I am, I then purchased (on my own) several locally grown items, including maple syrup and apples. It doesn’t get any better than local apples and maple syrup.

Now listening: Passion Pit – Gossamer
(Columbia; 2012)
http://www.last.fm/music/Passion%2520Pit/Gossamer?ac=passion%20pit%20goss
 

Tags: cosi , food , honors

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Jungle Jim's adventure

October 19, 2012

Award Winning bathrooms at Jungle Jim's

Award Winning bathrooms at Jungle Jim's

Contributed by Brad Fuller

 

What a crazy week it has been! Actually, it has been a crazy past four weeks. Like I keep saying, first semester of junior year is really really hard. But I’m learning a lot and I know it will prepare me well for physical therapy school.
This past weekend I hosted a hall activity where we went to Jungle Jim’s International Marketplace during the day (with a stop at chipotle) and I cooked an Indian meal for my residents afterwards. If you have never been to Jungle Jim's, I highly recommend it. They have any type of food you could imagine! I love to cook but I have never really cooked Indian food because it is difficult to find the spices and all the essential ingredients at Kroger in Wilmington. However, I took advantage of the Indian section at Jungle Jim’s and bought all kinds of spices to make different curries and dals. I decided to cook masoor dal with cinnamon rice and asparagus. It was delicious! And the leftovers are lasting all week. If you like spicy food at all, you would love Indian cuisine. I’m hoping to make a somewhat authentic Asian dish of some sort for my residents next month, any suggestions on what to make??

Now listening: Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder
(Tri Angle; 2011)
http://www.last.fm/music/Balam%2520Acab/WANDER%252FWONDER?ac=balam%20acab%20wa
 

Tags: AT , Athletic Training , Coffee , Food , Friends , Fun , Jungle Jim's

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Downtown Lunch

October 18, 2012

 

Contributed by Lynnea Kraft      
Jen’s Deli
I recently started working at Jen’s Deli. It’s a great little café in Downtown Wilmington that serves hot and cold drinks, hot and cold sandwiches, soups and salads.  This is a great place to study, eat lunch, bring your laptop to type a paper or surf the web.  Jen’s Deli is connected to Books n’ More, next to Murphy Theater.
Recently, they have been training me how to make lattes, cappuccinos and frappes. My favorite drink that I’m working on is a “dry cappuccino”.  That means that the cappuccino will be half foam, compared to the standard cappuccino which is 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk and 1/3 foam.   I haven’t quite got the foam to be consistently foamy. The bubbles come out in too many different shapes and sizes. But I hope to froth the foam correctly soon. I’d like to start making them for customers, instead of my caffeine addiction.  Other than my cappuccino endeavors, I’ve experimented a little with latte art. It would be cool to make a special design on every customer’s latte. Since I have my own espresso machine I can practice making them outside of work, but I’m still not super skilled yet. The picture to left features a few designs that I’m aspiring to make. J
On the other hand, if you aren’t into frappes, lattes and caffeine - do not fear! Jen’s Deli also offers delicious milkshakes, smoothies and Italian sodas made specially to order! From blackberry to amaretto, from orange dream to pumpkin spice – there really is something for everyone. I would be glad to make one of Jen’s signature coffees, sodas, or shakes for whoever comes to study, chat, eat lunch or browse the bookstore.    

Tags: Art , Downtown Wilmington , food , Fun

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Coffee!

September 30, 2012

Me, working at Joe's

Me, working at Joe's

 Contributed by: Brad Fuller

 

Friday night was my first night working by myself at Joe’s Java, a coffee shop within Sugartree Ministries, the local food pantry. They offer a full service coffee bar to help raise money to buy food for the ministry, and I am the new volunteer barista on Friday nights. It is a 10-minute walk from campus and will soon be open Monday-Saturday until 10 or 11pm. Joe’s is a great place to hang out, even if you aren’t into coffee. This past Friday there were around 15 students there and I hope to recruit more within the next few weeks. I only learned how to make specialty coffee drinks a couple weeks ago, but it is something that I already enjoy a lot. I like interacting with people (especially interesting people), and interesting people seem to flock to coffee shops of any kind. I was there hour hours Friday and it seemed to go very quickly. If you are a current student or faculty member, come get coffee from me next Friday! If you are a prospective student, come get coffee from me on Friday and I will tell you everything you need to know about Wilmington! It will be a great time. If you are into service and being somewhere with positive, giving spirit, Sugartree Ministries is the place to be. I’m sure I will talk much more about it in the future.

Now listening: Passion Pit – Gossamer
(Columbia; 2012)
http://www.last.fm/music/Passion%2520Pit/Gossamer?ac=passion%20pit%20gossa

Tags: coffee , community , food , food pantry , service , sugartree ministries , wilmington college

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Programming

September 12, 2012

Burrito!

Burrito!

Contributed by: Brad Fuller

As you may or may not know, I am a community advisor in the College Commons apartments, which is very similar to a Resident Assistant (RA) in the residence halls. One of our job duties is to host programs for our residents as a way of community building and as a great way to get people involved. This past Sunday, I hosted a program at my apartment where I cooked burritos and made everything from scratch (except for the tortillas…). Cooking for people may be one of my favorite things to do, so I chose to do it for my program. Not as many of my residents showed up as I would have liked, but I’m hoping for a better turn out next time. I could probably also improve my advertising techniques, as this is difficult to do in an apartment-style living arrangement. Next month, I am planning on cooking a vegan dish that is a little more exotic than simple burritos (not to discredit burritos at all, since they are my favorite food), but my goal will be to get my residents to try some foods that they have never tried before.  

 

Now Listening: Beach House - Bloom

(Sub Pop / Bella Union; 2012)

http://www.last.fm/music/Beach%2520House/Bloom?ac=beach%20house%20bloom

 

 

Tags: food , programming , Residence life , wilmington college

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Dinner Adventures

August 22, 2012

first attempt at sushi

first attempt at sushi

Contributed by: Brad Fuller

While many first year students at Wilmington College eat most meals at the TOP (Top of Pyle Center), I finally have the luxury as a junior of cooking meals in my apartment. The other night, my roommate and I decided to make sushi. I am a vegan (more on that at a later time ☺) and I love to cook, so my next kitchen goal is to become a master sushi chef. The first attempt turned out to be more like a burrito wrapped with seaweed instead of a tortilla, but it still tasted like sushi. I have a few ideas to improve on the next batch, and hopefully I can get good enough to make it for my residents (I am a community advisor in the College Commons apartments). I do plan on cooking other things as a community building activity, and I believe burritos will be first on the menu. Eating healthy whole foods is very important to me, and they can be very delicious as well. I am looking forward to sharing food with people that may not know me and people that do, as well as explaining to them a little more about my dietary choices.

 

Now listening: Tim Hecker – Dropped Pianos
(Kranky; 2011)
http://www.last.fm/music/Tim%2520Hecker/Dropped%2520Pianos?ac=dropped%20piano
 

Tags: food , sushi , vegan , wellness , wilmington college

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