Open Mic Night


Open Mic Night
Support Local Arts!
The Green Palate
Thursday, February 11, 2010
7:00pm – 9:30pm
The Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center
95 Harbor Rd.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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Join us and our amazing host, Joe Iadanza, for our February Open Mic next week at the Cold Spring Harbor Library

This month our featured performer is singer/songwriter, Chris O’Brien. This Boston-based musician is an artist on the rise and has caught the attention of many since his 2007 CD release of “Lighthouse.” We are delighted to have him perform at our Open Mic!



NOTE: We ask that all PERFORMERS please come by early to register at the door at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited, as performances end at 9:30 p.m. There is a piano on site & available for use.


Open Mic After Hours
Mary Carroll’s Pub, 1 Clinton Ave., Huntington

Join us immediately after Open Mic at Mary Carroll’s to unwind, have a cocktail and continue to mingle with this wonderful group. Drink specials and pizza from Rosa’s will be available.


Past Open Mic Highlights
Visit for all of our videos!

We have had the distinct pleasure of being featured on local TV network, Their interest in our Open Mic has been the amazing original art & music that all of our lovely performers bring to the stage. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to all who have participated in making this possible!


Sponsors & Friends
…without whom this would not be possible!

Green Palate would like to extend a huge thanks to our amazing sponsors for helping us to keep the show going:

• The Cold Spring Harbor Library
• S.B. MacDonald Custom Instruments
• Huntington Bay Music
• North Shore Veterinary Hospital
• Mary Carroll’s Pub

We also encourage you to check out the Folk Music Society of Huntington for their listings of local music events.

February’s Top 3 Made in the USA


 In soft and super cute, 100% pure, Certified Organic cotton, this baby tie-knot cap tops any eco-conscious outfit. Organic fibers are naturally grown without pesticides for a special, clean comfort against your baby’s skin.  Make a statement by choosing Organic apparel and accessories for your infant, letting nature benefit at the same time.
Fabric: 100% Pure Certified Organic Cotton. SKAL and GOTS Certified. Made in the USA. By Kiwi Industries
Fair Labor. Low-impact dye process. Natural stitching.



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Urban Harvest: Pre-Order Fruit Tree Sales

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Host: Urban Harvest
Type: Meetings – Club/Group Meeting
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Urban Harvest Farmers Market- 3000 Richmond @ Eastside

DescriptionPre-Order Fruit Tree Sales

(This is what everyone has been waiting for.)


Urban Harvest is now offering a pre-order monthly fruit tree sale with pick-up at the Urban Harvest farmers market. Every month, there will be a selection of fruit trees specifically for that month, depending on availability from the local growers. We suggest you check the availability monthly and place your order for that month. Your selection may only be available that one month.


There are two methods to pre-order.

Go to the Urban Harvest website ( and follow the links to download an order form, which you will email back to Urban Harvest.
Visit the farmers market (3000 Richmond Avenue at Eastside, in the back parking lot) on Saturday mornings between 8 a.m. and noon, and order at the Urban Harvest Greeter’s Booth.


Pickup will be at the farmers market from 8 a.m. to noon, on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month for which you are ordering. Please plan to have someone pick up your trees, if you are not able to do it yourself. We have no way of storing the trees if they are not picked up.


For questions, email

Vegetable Stuffed Shells


Yields 8 servings

* 1 (12 ounce) package jumbo organic pasta shells
* 1 (16 ounce) tub fresh ricotta cheese
* 1 large ball fresh mozzarella cheese, or fresh mozzarella balls
* 8 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 tablespoon dried organic parsley
* 1 table spoon dried organic oregano
* 1 teaspoon dried organic basil organic basil
* 1 teaspoon ground organic black pepper
* 1 (28 ounce) jar organic pasta sauce
* 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
* 2 cups organic frozen or fresh spanich
* 1/2 cup organic white onion
* 4 cloves diced organic garlic
* 1 organic tomato


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
3. In a large bowl ricotta, half the mozzarella, half the Parmesan, parsley, salt, basil, oregano, garlic, mushrooms, spinach and pepper until well combined. Stuff cooked shells with ricotta mixture and place in a baking dish.
4. Mix reserved mozzarella and Parmesan into pasta sauce. Pour over stuffed shells.
5. Bake in preheated oven 45 to 60 minutes, until edges are bubbly and shells are slightly set.
6. Let cool and serve

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Food For Thought: Living the Locavore Life



January 20: Living the Locavore Life

WHAT: Urban Harvest continues its Food For Thought series, a new, thought provoking cycle of panel discussions on today’s hot topics that support growing and eating locally. The panels are lead by local and regional experts, and are scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month.

The third panel discussion will be January 20: Living the Locavore Life. The term “locavore” was coined by Jessica Prentice to describe and promote the practice of eating a diet consisting of food harvested from within an area most commonly bound by a 100-mile radius. Come explore creative ideas for growing your own food, sourcing fresh local food and promoting the development of local food systems. Our expert panel will include Nell Wheeler, community farmer with Vegetable Matters who will discuss her personal experiences with urban homesteading and growing much of her own food; Teresa Byrne-Dodge, publisher/editor of My Table ~ Houston’s Dining Magazine specializing in celebrating local food endeavors; Executive Chef John Sheely of Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar; community farmer Joe Icet, the inspiration behind the urban farm Last Organic Outpost; and Randy Evans, Executive Chef of Haven and an Urban Harvest certified organic specialist.

This panel session will be emceed by Texas Agrilife Extension Service WaterSmart Program Coordinator Chris LaChance and moderated by Urban Harvest Executive Director Mark Bowen.

Urban Harvest inspires and empowers people of diverse backgrounds to grow healthy foods, in the process enriching the city we call home. With three hard-working programs at its core – Community Gardens, Education and Urban Harvest Farmers Market – Urban Harvest
supports a network of gardens, farms and orchards in the greater Houston area. Food For Thought is the perfect complement to further Urban Harvest’s core mission.

WHEN: 7 to 8:45 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month

FORMAT: 7-7: 15 pm social ▪ 7:15-8:15 pm moderated panel discussion ▪ 8:15-8:45 pm Q&A

WHERE: Multipurpose Room of the Oberholtzer Residence Hall. 108 Oberholtzer Hall, University of Houston, Central Campus. For directions see link at

COST: Free, and open to the public

FUTURE DATES: February 17 ~ Tools of the Trade

ABOUT URBAN HARVEST: Urban Harvest promotes healthy communities, sound nutrition and respect for the environment by educating children and adults and facilitating harvest and habitat gardens.

The Urban Harvest Farmers Market helps educate the public about the benefits of eating local produce in season and provides the local agricultural community with a direct outlet for their products. For more information, visit

SPONSORS: University of Houston, TX AgriLife Extension Service , Grizaffi Coffee, Fischer Schalles Associates, Katy Bomar Creative, Patterson Murphy Public Relations

For more information and directions visit:

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Organic Guacamole


4 ripe organic avocados
1 tbs organic fat free sour cream (n/a if vegan)
1 medium organic yellow or white onion, finely chopped
8 to 10 organic cherry tomatoes
1 large organic lime
1 large organic lemon
2 small organic jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (seeds removed)
2 cloves organic garlic, finely minced
organic sea salt to taste
organic ground black pepper to taste
1 large bunch fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped (stems removed)
1tsp organic cumin
1tsp organic chili powder
1tsp organic red pepper flakes

Organic Corn Tortilla Chips for dipping

Cut all 4 avocados into halves. Remove pits. With a sharp knife, score each half length- and crosswise to form cubes. Scrape out each avocado half into large mixing bowl. Roll lime & lemon on counter top to allow juice to surface. Cut lime & lemon in half and
squeeze juice of only 1 half of each over avocados — careful not to drop any seeds into your bowl or use too much juice you can add more later. Add onion, tomatoes, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro into bowl. Mix vigorously with wooden spoon. Add cumin, red pepper flakes, chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a more whipped guacamole, try using a hand mixer to whip some of the avocados before adding all of the otheringredients. Scoop with chips and enjoy!

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Simple Tuna Steak Pita!


*  Organic Romain Lettuce
* organic black pepper (to taste)
* organic sea salt (to taste)
* organic black pepper (to taste)
* 2 (8-ounce) tuna steaks
* Brummel & Brown Yogurt Spread
*  Tzatziki Sauce (see our recipe)
* 1/2 cup Organic Cherry Tomatoes
* 1/2 cup Organic Red Onion
* 2 Organic White or Whole Wheat Pita

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease pan using organic spray or Brummel & Brown yogurt spread. Coat tuna steaks in Brummel & Brown and sprinkle organic sea salt, dill and black pepper on both sides of the tuna steaks. After seasonings are added place tuna in the oven and cover for approximately 35 mins.
While tuna is cooking wash then chop organic Romain lettuce, red onions & cherry tomatoes.
After Tuna is finished cooking let cool for a few minutes then cut into desired pieces. Place tuna on pita then add the chopped lettuce, onion, Tzatiki sauce & tomatoes. Then serve as an open sandwich with your desired side dish.

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Citrus Tasting Class


Citrus Tasting Class
Type: Education – Class
Network: Global
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Location: University of Houston, Oberholtzer Hall (see Urban Harvest website for directions and parking information)

DescriptionCome sample the many exotic varieties of citrus available to us here in the Houston area. There are golden grapefruit, pumelos, blood oranges, and Chang Shou kumquats and many more! Be a contributor and bring your home grown citrus to share with the class. (Show up about 15 minutes early!) This is meant to be a brief introduction to growing citrus locally. Save seeds to start your own orchard. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit is available. View the Urban Harvest website ( for more details and to register for this class.

Thanksgiving FEASTival at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market


Urban Harvest Farmers Market vendors are gearing up for the upcoming holiday with turkey, vegetables galore, cheeses, prepared food and much more.
The market will host cooking and design demonstrations for visitors to the market. Chef Ryan Pera of The Grove Restaurant will be making a pumpkin flan with walnut and sage pesto, a perfect side dish for the Thanksgiving meal. Chef Hugo Ortega of Backstreet Cafe and Hugo’s Restaurant will be making either a sweet potato gratin or a spinach and pine nut dressing. Demos start at 9am.
Jessica Zapatero and Lauren Elizabeth Ballas of Green Lily Events will be at the market showing Houstonians how to design a show stopping, environmentally responsible Thanksgiving table, all under $30. They will be using products from our market, as well as recyclable, eco-friendly products. Stop by for some simple, beautiful tips!

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5 Green Gifts Every Lady Wants!

1. Lavender Soothe Gift Set Lavender is a beautiful scent known not only for it’s healing properties but also for its relaxing effects. The set includes an Organic Lavender Body Lotion, Lavender Bath Salts, and Organic Lavender Hand Cream. The Lavender Gift set is a great way to give someone relaxation after the usually hectic holiday season!

2. Bario-Neal Aster Studs, Style Oxidized – These simple studs are hand made in the USA, the studs come in recycled packaging, 1% of all Bario-Neal profits are donated to the Association for Responsible Mining and Bario-Neal works with fair trade initiatives. Every lady likes a pair of nice earrings!

3. Bamboo 5 piece make-up brush set has bamboo handles which have a low impact on the earth’s resources, and bamboo is highly sustainable. The brushes are made with synthetic taklon bristles that are 100% cruelty free, and the ferrules are made from recycled aluminum. The set comes inside a cosmetic case that is made from natural cotton and hemp!!

4. Portable Green Speakers in Haute Pink! – The speaker boxes’ outer covering and packaging are made with 100% renewable Resources. Each speaker provides 1 watt of quality sound without the need for batteries! They are compatible with all iPod®, Mp3 players, multimedia cell phones, portable DVD players and portable gaming devices that use a standard 3.5mm audio frequency jack.

5. River Hemp & Organic Cotton Zipper Bags in Grey & Espresso – Organic cotton blended with hemp is doubly earth-friendly: grown and processed entirely without chemicals, it’s a sturdy fiber that will endure wear and tear. Printed with eco-friendly dyes. The bags print is stylish yet simple making it easy to match most bags and personalities!

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