Friday, May 18, 2012

Culinary Club Dinner - May 23rd

Stratford Northwestern Secondary School
Culinary Club Dinner
with guest chef Joshna Maharaj


Drawing on her family roots and with her mother and grandmother's recipes in tow,
Joshna will wow your tastebuds and inspire students like few others can.



Wednesday May 23rd

Menu

Papadum

Pakora Onion Rings
with green chutney

Masala Asparagus

Chicken Saag

Basmati Pulao

Duo of Mango and Carrot Salads

Naan Bread

Pistachio Cardamom Cupcakes
with saffron buttercream

Fresh Lime Soda
and
One glass of wine / beer per person


$25 per person
a whole meal for less than two dishes of butter chicken

Seatings between 5:30 and 7:00

Dinner is held at the Screaming Avocado Cafe at Stratford Northwestern Secondary School.

For reservations and more information please email or contact the Screaming Avocado at the school: 
519.271.9740  ext.307

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cape Dorset, Nunavut 2012


On Saturday April 21st the Screaming Gang joined by a couple of friends from Mitchell District High School and two more from Stratford Central began a six flight, 15 hour trek to Cape Dorset, Nunavut.  From London to Toronto to Winnipeg to Rankin Inlet to Chesterfield Inlet to Coral Harbour to Cape Dorset we experienced many a take-off and landing, giving those new to flying their wings in one day.

Give a follow on Twitter @paulfink for more info on the trip, links to articles on the trip and details on our upcoming adventures.

Below is a collection of photos shot by our traveling shutterbugs Ryan Butler and Jolene Steele accompanied by captions to enhance their incredible images.  Enjoy!

Our Photographers

Behind the camera capturing the special moments for everyone to share.  
They deserve acknowledgment.

Ryan Butler



Jolene Steele and a new friend from Cape Dorset











Cape Dorset, 2012


Robyn after six flights - we've arrived!

A bit of a language barrier - Inuktitut


Wintery walk through town.


Cape Dorset on a sunny day - and full of snow.




Jared at the only restaurant in Cape Dorset.





The menu with prices.



A welcoming bowl of Walrus Stew to warm our bellies and challenge a few.

The whole gang - Stratford students and their Cape Dorset twins.


Igloo building with elders.


The igloo master M. Jaw.


Ryan and the igloo builder M. Jaw.  The gun is protect us against polar bears and wolves.


 
Melissa in the igloo.




Arctic Char ice fishing on Fish Lake -  Baffin Island, Nunavut





video
Transport back from the igloo building and fishing in a Qamutiq.
A homemade sled dragged behind a skidoo. 


Climbing the mountain in blizzard like winds.








The brave and foolish at the highest point we reached.  Frozen and exhausted.


The beautiful ice flow.


The ice flow adventurers hiding from the -30 plus temperature.


Community Feast - frozen caribou and Arctic char.
 

The feast continues.




video
A video of a potion of the community feast.


Throat singing with Geena and a friend.


Tom attempting some traditional games.

Cooking with Cape Dorset kids.



Potato latkes with poached eggs.




Mission accomplished - Chef training part one complete.


The first side of the exchange is over.  Our new friends arrive on May 5th for a week of fun Stratford style.  More photos, video and words will follow on this blog.