Category Archives: Food

Procrastination Destination: Questionably Useful Cooking Tutorials

What better time than the end of the year to finally learn how to cook? Now is the time to try some fun new recipes as you clean out your kitchen, and the internet has lots of excellent tutorials that can help you sharpen your skills… or not. If you are looking for useful advice, today’s procrastination destination probably will not help you. But perhaps this collection of intentionally bad internet cooking tutorials will serve as good examples of what not to do. Read after the jump for more:

Skull & Serpent Host a Demonic Lemonade Stand for Charity

“Don’t take pictures of them. They won’t show up in the photo.”

What’s the easiest way to get Wes students to buy lemonade for a charitable cause? Recruit the Skull & Serpent, of course. Members of the semi-secret society teamed up with members of the Wesleyan Refugee Project this afternoon, selling lemonade outside of the ominous Tomb.

Fellow editor wilk received an invite to the lemonade stand in his inbox, and mistakingly thought at first that it was an invitation to join Skull & Serpent. (Better luck next time, buddy.) The message said there’d be a lemonade stand outside of the Tomb starting at 1:03pm (yes, really), and proceeds would be benefiting Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS).

I had class at 1:20, but on my way over I swung by this mysterious operation. Skull & Serpent members are never seen in their full costumes outside of the Tomb (apart from this shenanigans), let alone in broad daylight. If they were dying from heat exhaustion underneath those black robes and masks, they weren’t showing it. They also weren’t especially stoic, either; they chattered away at anyone who approached the stand, all of them masking their voices with what can only be described as a cross between a Blues Clues and a Mickey Mouse impression.

Apart from the lemonade stand that appeared outside Michael Roth’s office a few weeks ago (in protest of low-income students not receiving enough financial aid), this was the coolest one I’ve seen on campus. Honestly, the more lemonade stands at Wes in springtime, the better. Just…maybe don’t make all of them this demonic.

May Day at Long Lane Farm

This Saturday at Long Lane, come celebrate spring in the warm weather!

Come out and smell the flowers from 12 to 4pm! There will be free veggie burgers and live music, as well as arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student groups and farm tours. Try your hand at potato planting, if you like, or decorate a pot and take home your own tomato plant.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 12-4pm
Place: Long Lane Farm, 243 Long Lane (at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth St.)
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Mesa de Español

for mesa de españolCome practice your Spanish!!!

MESA DE ESPAÑOL PARA TODA LA COMUNIDAD DE WESLEYAN
Come and practice!
M-F 12-1
USDAN 2nd floor — Mink Dining hall (the quiet side)–the last table on right (against the far wall by the
window)
Look for the sign on the wall.

Date: every weekday
Time: 12-1 PM
Place: a table on the Quiet Side, near the back
Cost: one meal swipe

Polyamorous Social

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Polyamorous? Interested in exploring an open relationship? Want to meet new friends and learn more about ethical non-monogamy?
Please join us for the Polyamorous Social, a social event for folks interested in polyamory and non-monogamy. This is an opportunity to learn more about these relationship styles, get advice and support, and make new friends and connections! Snacks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, March 2
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Albritton 311

Check your meal plan progress with the Points Calculator!

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Now that we’re 27 days into the spring semester, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up this Wednesday, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. (Spring break isn’t being counted, so if you’re going to be here, plan on leaving some extra points for those two weeks.) You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Spring Co-Op Info Session

From Heather Whittemore ’17:

Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to PAC 002 on Monday, February 13 to have all of your questions answered!

Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!

Local co-op is open to students (including grad students!), faculty, and staff

Facebook event (will be updated with further information): LINK HERE

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: PAC 002

ACLU Bake Sale Fundraiser

ACLU_Logo_gif_copy.50214245Two program houses are coming together on Monday night to fight the good fight and get you some dessert:

Full House and International House will be making baked goods and selling them Monday night in Exley. All proceeds will go directly to the American Civil Liberties Union.

Date: Monday, February 6
Time: 7-10 PM
Place: the Exley lobby

Too Many Points? Try Your Hand at the Weshop Bulk Catalog [Updated]

Navigating through thousands of different product descriptions is a pain, but it’s ultimately worth it if you want to maximize what you get out of the campus grocery.

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As of yesterday afternoon, all our WesCards are working again. That means that now, I can stroll into any campus dining establishment to use any number of the now 1,827 points I have. 1,827!!! What on earth am I going to do with all these points? Why do I have to pay for them every semester when I know that I’m definitely not going to be able to use all of them? (I am a small person and do not eat very much.) These are not questions that concern you.

What may concern you, though, is that you can use your points to order from the ~*~Weshop bulk catalog.~*~ Basically, if you want things that Weshop doesn’t normally sell in the storefront, like dried beans or 2-pound bags of rice, and if you want them in considerably larger quantities for considerably cheaper than it would be to buy the tiny packages once a week every time you run out, the bulk catalog has you covered.

It remained an elusive paper copy deep in the office annex of Weshop until last fall, when the kind people of Bon Appétit put it online for us to use. kg discovered in 2015 that she could order her diva cups through the bulk catalog. Some other gems include children’s multivitamins, something they’ve labeled only as “DRINK,NATRL STRSS RELIEF,” condoms, and brewers yeast for all you people who try to make your own alcohol.

The full catalog list is HERE, and the order form is HERE. Since the order form is view-only, a good way to fill it out is to copy it to a new spreadsheet in your drive doohickey and then fill in all the values there.

You may ask, “But how do I use it? How do I navigate this list of 24,000 different purchasable items??”

Wesleyan Hunger Banquet

screen_shot_2015-10-22_at_11-46-57_amFred Ayres ’17 writes in:

How many times have you heard the phrase, “I’m starving!” before going to eat dinner at Usdan? Is that what hunger really looks like? What about on a global scale?
Are you ready to find out?

Join us for a Hunger Banquet sponsored by the Hunger and Homelessness Program, and the Interfaith Council!

A Hunger Banquet is an interactive simulation of global inequality related to food, hunger, and income. Attendees will share a meal and participate in a discussion facilitated by fellow Wesleyan students.

Tickets or non-perishable items are required for admittance. Tickets will be available for a minimum $2 donation at Usdan during lunch on 10/27, 10/31, 11/1, and 11/2. You can also RSVP on Facebook.

Will you be one of the lucky ones? Or will you leave hungry?

Date: Wednesday, November 2
Time: 5:00-6:30 PM
Place: Albritton 311
Cost: $2+ donation or non-perishable items