Twin Cities Slovenians Meeting
October 20, 2012
John Zakelj called the meeting to order. Welcome to new members and visitors!
Music: Music CD from Rick Pisa
Mary Ann Setnicker. As of Sept 30,
$1,477.99 and we have 46 members paid up for this year, with renewals still
September meeting- Baraga Rendezvous Sept 15 at the cross near
Schroeder. Speakers included Fr. Tegeder, Rep. Oberstar and Ms. Mckee from the
Baraga organization. Many thanks to Yul
Yost and others for organizing. It was a
beautiful event on a beautiful day,
Approximately 36 attended.
meeting -will be held Saturday Nov. 17 at Frank and Mary Medved’s home. There will be a cultural presentation on
Martinovanje traditions. Food will be
potluck and we’ll have wine which is part of the tradition.
December meeting -Liz Miller demonstrated apple strudel with
her mom last year, we have the same meeting space. Liz would like ideas for a food
demonstrator for the December presentation at her mom’s apartment. Liz is willing to help etc.
Language class – Frank Medved is lead teacher with John
Zakelj and Joe Kuznik. We have more
students than last year! See John Zakelj
Fundraising: Jean is taking orders for aprons and
dishtowels, see her for details and deadlines.
2013 Calendars thanks to Rick Pisa,
calendars were made of photos from member’s trips to Slovenia. The first run of calendars sold out, second
printing available today.
SUA news – Norm Setnicker
TCS is affiliated with national SUA.
The name change welcomes men.
Encourage membership in the SUA.
The Zarja is the publication of SUA and TCS has had good coverage for
our events and participation
Raffle –wine from Slovenia “Santomas”
from Primorje region near Koper. We also have honey from Slovenia and a loaf of bread. The wine from Santomas goes
back to the 9th century in the Primorje.
Placemats – photos of Slovenia were
distributed as examples of future fundraiser.
Presentation: Eleanor Ostman “Confessions of a Professional
Eleanor was raised in
Hibbing and has a wealth of recipes and traditions which are fodder for her
stories. The second edition came out in
2007. It has many tried recipes and
stories in it.
She has kinship as a Ranger, has friends amongst our
group. Her mother , of Finnish descent,
would participate with Slovenian cooking groups in the neighborhood. Her food experience lent her the experience
to aid her career.
Eleanor was hired by the Pioneer Press, and transitioned to food borrowing on her past
with food. She started the “Tested Recipe”
column. After 30 years she wrote “Always
on Sunday”. She has seen many new
appliances and spices become more common.
She enjoys the food trends, and the return of comfort food.
3 things enjoyed about being a food writer:
1) readers and their responses,
“Confessions of a Professional Eater”, was printed in 2007 and is for
Thanks to Jenny Mayer for suggesting Eleanor.
food contests including national contests, and
3) taking groups on 60 food trips..