Month: July 2012

Neighborhood Chef #3 Recipe: "Purslane Pesto"


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:

Makes about 6 servings with Rice!
2 ripe avocados
4c. purslane
1 small bunch of …

YMS '12 Day 7 Recap

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, …

YMS ’12 visit: WGXC "Radio Explosion!"


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 …

Neighborhood Chef Episode 2: Kale Salad with Christine Earhart (video)

Our second video is complete! Check out what our summer youth worked on during post-production on Thursday:

DIY Snack #3 Recipe: Watermelon Gazpacho

Ellie’s DIY Snack Shop #3 featured her homemade watermelon gazpacho recipe. Check it out below:

One large seeded watermelon
Half watermelon (8 to 10 cups chopped) seeded and blended with the other half watermelon (8 to 10 cups of mashed)
2 cups peeled, seeded cucumbers, diced
1 teaspoon …

YMS '12 Day 5 Recap

People around the world joined together today to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday. Mandela served the communities of South Africa for 67 years, fighting for peace everywhere from prison – to presidency – to the Nobel Peace Prize stage. To show their honor to the good deeds done by Mandela, communities joined together …

Neighborhood Chef #2 Recipe: "Bruised Kale Salad Two Ways"


This Wednesday the team is filming their second Neighborhood Chef show, featuring Christine Earhart and her kale recipes. Check out the recipes below:

Tart Berry Bruised Kale Salad

YOU’LL NEED: 1 Large bunch (or 2 small bunches) Kale– Stemmed, …

YMS '12 visit: Kathy High

Kathy High, an associate professor of video and new media in the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, stopped by the Sanctuary while looking at abandoned buildings in the neighborhood for a possible bio-art installation. A lot of talented people stop into the Sanctuary, and all are asked to take …

YMS '12 Day 4 Recap

The Youth Media Sanctuary is back for week two after having edited and completed their first Neighborhood Chef video on Thursday. (Watch that video here)

The team was excited to have finished their first video and watch it together. Now, having worked on planning, shoooting, and editing …

DIY Snack #2 Recipe: Parfait Cups


Ellie’s second DIY Snack featured seven layers of fresh fruit with oats and homemade yogurt. Judging by how fast they were dished out and disappeared, the youth seemed to have enjoyed this delicious and nutritious snack. Here’s the recipe so you can make it at home:


YMS '12 Day 1 Recap

Summer 2012 is here, which means a new group of Youth Media Sanctuary workers have joined the Sanctuary team to spend the next five weeks learning how to create their own media. This summer YMS has teamed up with Collard City Growers just a few steps away from the Sanctuary to …

Neighborhood Chef #1 Recipe: "Energy Bombs"

Dawn Graham brought her “energy bombs” recipe for a demonstration in the Sanctuary Neighborhood Chef kitchen. Below is the recipe:

YOU’LL NEED: (items in “( )” are suggestions to maximize nutritional value)

1 cup dry old fashioned oats

2/3 toasted coconut-flakes or …

YMS '12 Day 2 Recap

Day two at the Youth Media Sanctuary started with the team hard at work to prepare for the first Community Chef cooking show. The team banded together, working out logistics and solving problems with production to put together a spectacular display in the end.

Video production can be complicated. The team …

DIY Snack #1 Recipe: Summer Squash ‘Pasta’ with Basil Tomato Sauce


The first DIY Snack Shop featured Ellie Markovitch’s recipe for summer squash pasta with basil tomato sauce. Click here to read the recap about our Youth Media Sanctuary team producing a video to accompany the shop.

The team used fresh seasonal vegetables for a light healthy …

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