German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach said once ‘I worked hard. Anyone who works as hard as I did can achieve the same results’. Rachael Post (piano), Hu Xiao (piano) and Carson McHaney (violin) proved this to be true after winning the 2015 Eureka Symphony Youth Competition, a yearly tradition since 2006 in which any Humboldt County resident under age 18 can compete to have the opportunity to perform with the Eureka Symphony and win a cash award.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear these young talented artists during the Eureka Symphony Spring Concert this coming April 17 & 18, 2015, at the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.
This concert is suitable for families. Eureka Symphony has a free admission policy for kids 12 and under, with a paid adult--not one adult per kid, but as many kids as the adult wants to bring! More information about this event is available on the Eureka Symphony’s website or at the Symphony box office at (707) 845-3655.
So often we associate celery with summer and salads. But celery happily keeps going in the garden all winter long, so I like to treat myself occasionally to a rather sumptuous celery (and onion) gratin. It’s luscious, delicious, easy to make, and very comforting – I’d much rather eat this than macaroni and cheese!
For some mysterious, but very welcome, reason, the slugs are not feasting on the celery right now, so harvesting enough good-looking stalks was not a problem this weekend. I know one should rotate crops, but these plants seem to do so well In this spot every year that I’m reluctant to try another. We’ll see what this next year brings, but I rather hope they would like to stay where they are. I didn’t even have to move them to a pot for the coldest part of the year.
It's been a good couple of weeks at the Humboldt Made office. Seven of our members went off to Expo West, we added several new contributors to our blog, and every day there are more calls from local businesses asking how they can get a headstart on making it work here on the Redwood Coast. But what, exactly, does Humboldt Made do? Well, here are three small stories that illustrate the sometimes difficult-to-describe small successes that make our work so rewarding.