CABVI is pleased to announce our 5th Annual Dining in the Dark on Saturday, November 20th, 2021 from 6-10 PM. Join our emcees, Freddy Mac and Natalie Jones from Q102, in Wonderland at Hard Rock Casino for an unforgettable night as you get a taste of the challenges faced by individuals with vision loss. We will honor our Barney H. Kroger Humanitarian Award Recipient, Marta Bowling. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy dinner and drinks, a silent auction, a faux fur coat raffle (donated by Donna Salyers Fabulous-Furs), split the pot, and a Mad Hatter hat contest.
"We're very proud to host this unique event for the Greater Cincinnati community that provides our guests with a sense of the challenges that people who are blind face each day. All event proceeds support our mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired with opportunities to be independent", said Aaron Bley, VP of Community Relations/CDO. "We will bring together agency supporters for a special evening that promotes CABVI's services and employment for people with severe vision loss."
Tickets are available at www.cincyblind.org/dining for this unique event. Please contact Aaron Bley at 513-487-4233 for sponsorship and table hosting opportunities.
8 ounces of Chicken thigh/ breast (cut up in 1-inch cubes), (Vegetarian option: Mushroom)
1/3 cup oil (vegetable/canola)
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1 onion (chopped)
3 cloves of garlic (whole)
1 Red bell pepper (Chopped)
2 plum tomatoes (chopped)
2 bay leave
2 tablespoon Afromeals Jollof rice seasoning
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper powder (Optional)
2 bouillon cubes or 1.5 tsp of bouillon powder (Maggi or Knorr or vegetable bouillon powder or cubes)
Salt to taste
Chicken prep and cooking
Cut up chicken/mushroom, then rinse with water. Season with salt and 2 teaspoons with
Afromeals Jollof rice seasoning. Mix seasoning into chicken.
Into a 3 qtrs. pot add 1/3 cup oil and let it heat up over medium high heat.
Add chicken/mushroom into the oil and let it cook on each side for about two- three minutes (you should see the side facing down the oil browning).
After cooking the chicken/mushroom on each side, remove it and rest it on a separate plate.
Save the oil for the Jollof rice.
Prep and cooking direction for Stew.
Divide onion in two halves. Blend one half with the tomatoes, garlic, and bell pepper to make the tomato/bell pepper puree. Then then chopped the other half for the stew.
Heat up the oil used to fry the chicken over medium heat. Add sliced onions and let it cook until translucent. Add your tomato paste and fry it until grainy. Add blended tomato/bell pepper puree. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes over medium low heat. Add the 1 tablespoon of Afromeals Jollof rice seasoning, 1.5 tsp of bouillon powder, 2 bay leaves and (optional) cayenne pepper powder. Stir to combine and cover. Let it simmer for another 5
Northside Distilling Company released a new limited edition Bengal Tiger Bottle kicking off the 2022 season. Cincinnati artist John Ruthven's famous "Bengal Tiger" can be seen front and center on the bottle.
"We hope that this release will celebrate the kick off to the 2022 season, and honor the incredible work of local artist, John Ruthven," said owner of Northside Distilling Co., Aaron Haslam.
"We wanted to create a bottle to honor our hometown team,, while also having a piece of Cincinnati history at its heart." Bottles are available for purchase online and will be available for pick up starting the week of September 19th in the taproom.