Monday, March 18, 2013

Bon Appetit & felicitations

Congratulations to all the Milton Transitional Housing team for a spectacular 3rd annual Empty Bowls event yesterday. The bowls get better and better every year and the soups were to die for! Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and the many many resident's of Milton who came out to the Milton Centre for the Arts to support those at risk of homlessness in our community. There were some very happy and contented faces leaving with their beautiful hand crafted bowls. There are many pictures of the event on the Milton Transitional Housing Facebook page News will follow shortly as to the amount raised from this great fundraising event. Look out for coverage in the local press.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Empty Bowls 2013 video message

Here is a video message on why I believe the Empty Bowls 2013 at Milton Centre for the Arts on Sunday March 17th is important. Many start up organisations profit or not-for-profit never make it to Year 3. The team now has secured three units towards its goal of 7 by 2016 and this 3rd annual Empty Bowls shows the sustainability of the organisation, passion of its directors and staff and bright future suporting those at risk of homelessness in our Milton community.

Canadian Champion - Fill your tummy

The Milton Canadian Champion continue to support the work and awareness of Milton Transitional Housing with coverage about this Sunday's third annual Empty Bowls event. The previous two events have been a tremendous success in both raising awareness among the local community as well as funds to support the work with those at risk of homelessness. Here is the link to the Inside Halton website. We very much hope to see the resident's of Milton out in force filling their tunmmies with wonderful gourmet soup and leaving with a beautiful bowl. Your picture may appear in the paper, this blog or the website after the event.

Empty Bowls tomorrow - tickets still available

There are still tickets left for the Empty Bowls Soup Lunch this Sunday. Click here to purchase your tickets now Don't miss out on the opportunity to acquire a snazzy hand crafted bowl as wel as helping those at risk of homelessness in our community. The bowl will even be filled with as many fabulous soups as you are wishing to sample. Buy a ticket and get to the Milton Centre for the Arts tomorrow Sunday, March 17th.

Monday, March 11, 2013

6 days to delicious soups

If you can't wait just 6 days until the MTH Empty Bowls event, here is a wonderful soup recipe from Chef Kristen Allin - Curry Pumpkin and Apple Soup. I remember this from a previous year being exceptionally good. Here is a link to four recipes on the Milton Transitional Housing website. Thank you to Kriten Allin for sharing these with us. The Empty Bowls event is on Sunday March 17th.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Herts Young Homeless

My wife Sarah and I stubbled across Herts Yound Homeless. They help young people secure and maintain appropriate accommodation by providing information, support and help in a crisis. hyh works with other agencies throughout Hertfordshire towards improving local provision and preventing youth homelessness. They state that every year they help 2500 young people get their lives back on track. Sarah recommended it to the Harpenden Ladies Circle, who accepted it as one of their nominated charities. I have not met them yet but I look forward to doing so and understanding what we can also learn from their approach and experience. They are several parallels. In their literature they write "Every day young people are homeless in our community and our mission is to support them in a secure situtaion and ensure that they do not return to the desperation of sn uncertain future". The Herts Yound Homeless website can be found here They offer: Advice & Information Mediation Floating Support Crashpad Herts Health Action for the Homeless Home Truths education

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chef Kristen Allin's fennel celeriac soup

Come to Empty Bowls on March 17 - for more information visit Get in the mood and try out this great recipe for Fennel Celeriac Soup by Chef Kristen Allin!