faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Giving Back The Eisner Foundation Awards $250,000 to Two Pasadena Nonprofits From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 11:12 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week The Eisner Foundation announced today that two Pasadena nonprofits are among its first-quarter grantees. The Armory Center for the Arts and Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center will be awarded $150,000 and $100,000 respectively to support their intergenerational initiatives.These grants are two of eight grants totaling $1,508,200 awarded by The Eisner Foundation in the first quarter of 2017. These investments reflect the Foundation’s commitment to fund transformative intergenerational programs that address inequality and injustice.“We are proud to support strong intergenerational programs throughout Los Angeles County,” said Trent Stamp, CEO of The Eisner Foundation. “We’re looking forward to seeing these two Pasadena organizations bring residents of all ages together.”The Armory Center for the Arts was granted $150,000 over two years for their new initiative Re-Imagining Orange Grove, an intergenerational creative place-making project focused on Orange Grove corridor, the highest crime area in Pasadena. Capitalizing on their 50-year history of arts education in Pasadena, the Armory will engage partners and community members in exploring the neighborhood’s identity and creating solutions for urban and public space challenges with this project.“The confidence, support, and partnership of the Eisner Foundation literally makes possible our efforts to deepen community and build bridges across generations as we Reimagine Orange Grove,” said Scott Ward, Executive Director of the Armory Center for the Arts.Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center was given $100,000 over two years to expand their current two-generation learning program to include opportunities for senior volunteers and grandparents to serve. With services in Altadena and Northwest Pasadena for low-income families, Mothers’ Club has recently seen an increase in grandparents helping care for young children, and seeks to assist these families with additional services.“We are excited to expand our intergenerational work and increase our impact with the support of the Eisner Foundation,” said Hector LaFarga, Jr., Executive Director of Mothers’ Club Family Learning Center.Also among The Eisner Foundation’s first quarter grantees are the Alliance for Children’s Rights, CASA of Los Angeles, ONEgeneration, P.S. ARTS, School on Wheels, and Eisner Health.About The Eisner FoundationThe Eisner Foundation identifies, advocates for, and invests in high-quality and innovative programs that unite multiple generations for the betterment of our communities. The Eisner Foundation was started in 1996 by Michael D. Eisner, then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and his wife Jane in order to focus their family’s philanthropic activities. The Eisner Foundation gives an estimated $7 million per year to nonprofit organizations based in Los Angeles County. In 2015, The Eisner Foundation became the only U.S. funder investing exclusively in intergenerational solutions. To learn more about The Eisner Foundation, please visit the organization’s website at http://www.eisnerfoundation.org. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe Community News Make a comment Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News More Cool Stuff
On a recent family trip to Milan, I was presented with a freshly baked Pastiera Napoletana from my wife’s cousin. Wow! I couldn’t wait to get back to Cinnamon Square and try making this one. So I nipped to the local Ipercoop supermarket and purchased some grano cotto (cooked wheat) and brought this back in my suitcase to save time when I got home naturally the kids think I’m bonkers!This delicious ricotta cheese and grain pie is a very old Neapolitan speciality for the Easter season. Pastiera is best enjoyed one to three days after it is baked, so the different flavours can blend together. It produces a fantastic citrus-fresh flavour and aroma with a mixture of textures coming from the crisp pastry, ricotta cheesecake and soft wheatgrains.Pastiera is traditionally made on Good Friday, to be eaten as a dessert on Easter Sunday, and each family hands down a ’secret’ recipe from one generation to the next. Today, as for hot cross buns in the UK, it is available all year round in Italy.They keep for about three days in the refrigerator before the filling starts to show signs of contracting and/or cracking. I think they actually taste great warmed up but you decide.In our recipe we use prepared grano cotto or you can cook pre-soaked whole grain in water or milk, but this is a long process. The preparation comprises two steps:l Part-baking the sweet pastry shellsl Filling, topping and baking the tarts.Pastiera NapoletanaMakes 15x45g tartlets plus decoration (110mm cases)Tart casesIngredient%gBread flour50150Plain flour 50150Butter75225Caster sugar38114Ground almonds38114Egg22661. Mix the flour, ground almonds, butter and sugar together until a crumble.2. Mix in the eggs until a smooth paste avoid over-mixing.3. Line foil tart cases, but save some pastry for decorating the tops, and bake at 180ºC until just showing signs of taking colour approximately 10 minutes.4. Remove from oven and allow to cool.5. While cooling, prepare the filling.FillingIngredientgRicotta cheese500Grano cotto (Wheat, water, salt), drained500Whole egg100Caster sugar100Mixed peel100Lemon rind and juice1 lemonOrange rind and juice1 orangeGround cinnamon51. Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl (A) with a beater until homogeneous do not overmix (B).2. Scoop into part-baked tart case until level with rim (C).3. Roll out some pastry and cut strips with pastry wheels (D). Place these strips of pastry on top of the filling for decoration (E).4. Bake at 170ºC for 15-20 minutes.5. Lightly dust top with icing sugar (F).