February 10, 2009

Saturday 31st January

A lunch date with Maki & Kajsa

carrotcake

Surplus eggs from the workers breakfast are transformed! To welcome our guests today, Ella baked a scrumptious carrot cake.

anne

The first happy taster of the day is Anne, a regular passer by from Epping.

eileen

Energy Cafe drive in! The word is spreading fast. Elaine and Christina popped in for a moment. “We’ll be back!”

mk1

Its Maki & Kajsa’s (ABAKE) first visit. Bright sparks and clever cooks – ingredients in hand, they’ve come to test out the cooking facilities and be inspired.

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While preparing ‘Gunpowder Pasta’

bikes

some unexpected guests cycle in.

tiffin1

Beth, Ben and Tabitha used peddle power to travel from Clapton, soaking in the wildlife and winter sun along the River Lee to destination Energy Cafe…

tiffin2

…a cafe with a difference: there’s no commercial agenda here. Its an open off grid facility for anyone to drop by and use: to get a stove going and warm up a tiffin full of picnic curry.

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To warm the toes and the heart in friendly company

roundchimnea

in the spirit of sharing a common ground.

cooking

While Gunpowder Pasta hots up on the sun stove

jars

Maki & Kajsa get some some ideas going for the trailer. Lunch is almost ready…

pasta

mixingpasta

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Gunpowder Pasta

pumpkin, onion, chili, leek, spinach, red cabbage, good cheese, salt, pepper

Delicious! Thanks Maki & Kajsa!

dinnertime

mmmmm!

bonappetit

Bon appetit!

After extending the palette platform around the chimnea (to keep the feet warm) and doing a few repairs, Maki & Kajsa cycled into the darkness to devise an Energy Cafe design brief for their students from the Communications department at the RCA. Great! We’ll see them again during Energy College.

Final tip: Surplus eggs? Boil and pop in your pocket to make an instant and edible radiator!

boiled_egg



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