Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Looks Like Fun

Anaheim City Council Candidate
John Karczynski
Summer Cooking Class Fundraising Series
This summer, join us on Wednesday evenings in Anaheim Hills as we utilize some of the finest ingredients of the season to make truly unique dishes that are delicious and inspiring.
Jonathan Dye, chef and cooking class instructor at local Williams-Sonoma, Brea will be on hand to conduct the class and offer new ideas and culinary tips. Jonathan will show you how to take advantage of all that summer has to offer in the kitchen, including ideas for the upcoming fall season too.
Classes are intimate and samples of each prepared dish will be served with wine, therefore it is a perfect opportunity to enjoy time with friends or to stoke the culinary fires within you.

An All-American Outdoor Dinner
Wednesday, July 30, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Join us as we prepare four dishes perfect for dining al fresco. This menu celebrates flavors at their peak during the summer months, and is a satisfying way to enjoy an evening with friends or family.
On the Menu:Tomato and Feta Salad, Grilled Steaks on Rosemary Skewers, Orzo Salad with Shrimp and Strawberry Shortcakes

Easy Family Dinner
Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 – 8:30
Enjoying time with your family is precious, and this wholesome menu enables you to make a memorable meal in less time than you might think. Each recipe can be made quickly and with easy to find ingredients.
On the Menu: Chicken Parmesan, Cheese and Herb Breadsticks, Salad with Lemon vinaigrette, Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinegar and Chocolate Pudding.

An Inspired Luncheon Menu
Wednesday, August 13, 6:30 – 8:30
Whether you are hosting friends for a simple lunch or attempting a more formal gathering, selecting a menu that is versatile and enticing is key. This classis menu pairs great flavors and is great for wine tasting as well.
On the Menu: Quiche Lorraine, Roasted Beet Salad, Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon and Minted Fruit Salad

Dinner in Italy
Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 – 8:30
Italian food is praised for its simplicity and bold flavors. You will learn how to prepare dishes that celebrate the essential flavors of their ingredients, including a salad that contains Italy’s prized Burrata cheese.
On the Menu: Florentine Steak, Caprese Salad, Grilled Pizzas and TortaSbrisolona.

Fast, Fresh and Fun
Wednesday, September 3, 6:30 – 8:30
This menu is full of great inspiration for your next outdoor gathering. Grab some friends and head outdoors to enjoy this inspired menu! We will create dishes that are very fresh and with items that are easily found at the market.
On the Menu: Fresh Tomato Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction, Orzo Salad with Shrimp, Grilled Halibut with Compound Butter, Grilled Marinated Vegetables and Peaches Poached in Wine.

Family Favorites
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 – 8:30
Preparing a meal for your family is rewarding, ad these recipes are sure to become favorites in your home. We will be preparing classics with a twist; irresistible delights that will satisfy and warm your home.
On the Menu: Chicken Pot Pie, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Mache with Beets and Goat Cheese and Coconut Cupcakes.

Practically perfect Paninis
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 – 8:30
Panini sandwiches have long been a staple of Italian bistros, using fresh and delicious ingredients to enliven cured meats and delightful cheeses between layers of crispy bread. Learn now to create and serve these creations to your family and friends.
On the Menu: Ham and Brie Panini, Turkey and Roasted Pepper Panini, Buffalo Chicken Panini, Grilled Vegetable Panini and a Butter and Chocolate Panini.

North and South
Wednesday, October 1, 6:30 – 8:30
Whatever your politics, the appeal of these South of the Border inspired dishes can’t be denied. Here you’ll learn how to make authentic sides to enjoy with tortilla chips and on quesadillas or tacos, as well as imaginative main course and side dishes.
On the Menu: Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Onions on Cornbread, Grilled Corn Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes and Herbs, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Mexican Wedding Cookies.

The classes will take place in John’s intimate home kitchen, therefore space is limited.
A $100 Campaign Contribution is suggested to attend one class.
To reserve space for classes, please call (714) 685-0995. Unfortunately, online reservations may not be made at this time. Pre-payment is required to reserve class space.

Paid for By: Committee to Elect John Karczynski FPPC# 1305820

Thursday, July 10, 2008

GOP Speaker Visits Anaheim

Today's Register reports Jim Remington, who worked with President Reagan, will be the guest speaker at the monthly meeting of the Anaheim chapter of the California Repoblican Assembly. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, at Mamma Cozza's Restuarant (great food) 2170 W. Ball Road, just east of Brookhurst in West Anaheim. The event is open to the public, contact baron@sohmn.com for information.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Way We Were

Having just celebrated another fabulous 4th on the streets of the Anaheim Colony Historic District, specifically Meghan Shigo's annual blowout on Clementine Street, I thought it might be fun to see how Anaheim did the 4th in years past. Here is a photo from the Anaheim Public Library's Digital collection (sponsored by the Anaheim Historical Society from home tour proceeds). The 1901 photo depicts a horse drawn carriage decorated for the 4th, and traveling down South Olive Street, with the old Hotel Del Campo in the background. Contrast that with Larry Torgeson's "float" on Friday, and we have come a long way....with the same quirky attitude. Did anyone get a photo of Larry's vehicle?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Preservation Victory Dance!

This photo is courtesy of Anaheim's newly minted preservation guy, Mike Sands, who was up all night moving a house. And you think YOU had a rough night! Under all that stucco is a Queen Anne cottage, originally the home of the ranch foreman for the Fiscus family. (See the Caldwells' amazing Mission Manse on Broadway for the "big house") Developers wanted to scrape the house to make way for a new office building, and because the structure is outside Anaheim's three historic district boundaries, it was essentially "off the grid" for preservation purposes. The Anaheim Historical Society spoke up, and with the help of the Preservation office at City Hall West, and some very vocal support from the Anaheim Neighborhood Association and the Historic Preservation Commitee, the house has now been moved to the last empty lot owned by Community Development within the Colony. That means hold your breath, if something else is in danger we have nowhere to move it to! Time to buy more land. At least these days that is getting cheaper-much to the dismay of our home values. Thanks to good teamwork, this house is going to make a great addition to the Steuckle development site, where several other homes are waiting on cribbing to be given new life-hopefully by the always committed Stephanie Hales-Panlillio team.