Andrew Beam from the Troy Record recently stopped by Youth Media Sanctuary during a Community Lunch to speak to the youth, volunteers, and Media Alliance organizers about the programing and recent grant awards. Check out the article and video here.
Pastor Willie Bacote, of neighboring Missing Link Street Ministry, and Shelia Rouse stopped by the Sanctuary Kitchen with their recipe for collared greens. Here is their recipe:
Shelia Rouse Collard Greens
2 Smoked Turkey Wings (chopped in 2 to 4 parts)
3 bunches of collards, ribs removed, rolled and sliced (chiffonade)
1 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup vegetable oil
salt and pepper to taste
to serve: white distilled vinegar and hot sauce on the table.
Put wings and 6 cups of water in a large pot to simmer, covered, for a couple of hours or 15 minutes in a pressure cooker until the meat starts to fall of the bones.
Add to the wings and broth the chopped collards and cook until it reduces.
Meanwhile, sauté onions and garlic in 2 TBSP of oil until soft and add to collards.
Add remaining vegetable oil on top of collards and onion, salt and pepper to taste. Cover pot, reduce heat and cook until collards are tender.
Serve with Rice and Beans.
Our team has finished editing the first DIY Snackshop video. Check it out below:
No cook Stir-Fry ( cold asian pasta salad)
by Ellie Markovitch
2 cups cabbage, chopped
1 cup green beans, finely chopped
1 cup green bell peppers, chopped
2 cups carrots, shredded
1 bunch of green onions or young leeks, chopped
1 cup cucumber, shredded
juice of a lime
8 ounces of cooked pasta according to package directions
Peanut Dipping Sauce, whisk and blend all ingredients bellow then toss with pasta and veggies.
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 TBSP warm water
2 TBSP vinegar (rice)
1 tsp honey
1 garlic clove, minced
Mary Vikerman of the Capital District Community Gardens stopped by to share her purslane pesto recipe for the third installment of our Neighborhood Chef series. Check out the recipe below:
Today was a special day at the Sanctuary as we played host to the "WGXC Radio Explosion!" youth radio producers who were in town to record segments about our block. They stopped by the Sanctuary and joined us for our third DIY Snack watermelon gazpacho (for that recipe, click here) and then stopped by other Summer Youth Employee locations at Troy Bike Rescue and Missing Link Street Ministry.
Before the radio crew arrived Ellie took our youth media makers into Collared City Growers for a laid back look at different angles they may want to shoot. Ellie wanted them to look at the garden in a new light and be inspired to capture b-roll video of its natural state.
Today the Sanctuary was excited to have WGXC stop by for an episode of their "Radio Explosion" youth media radio show. WGXC is a "community-run media project, re-envisioning radio as an innovative platform for local participation."
The young radio producers, along with supervisor Sara Kendall, joined the Sanctuary team at Collared City Growers for a DIY Snack Shop, had conversations with each other about issues that effect them, and then had extended interviews in the Sanctuary basement about media in their lives. The radio producers then went to Troy Bike Rescue to speak to more Summer Youth Employees and members of the public. Topics included living in South Troy, making media, and racism on television.
Click here to listen to their last Sanctuary episode: Audio Montage: NY Shout Out! Youth Media Workshop & Festival April 28, 2012