Recycling the oil

Tomo 'the crafty millet sister' has done it again!

While Yukiko, Maiko and I were test-cooking our Spring recipes
she was preparing something mysterious on the side..what is it?


She put some kind of powder into the used oil
which she collected from our previous community cafe and...


Pour the oil in some pre-loved Jars and sea shells
with a string attached in the middle...


Essential oil and herbs were also added...


They have turned out to be pretty candles!!

The candles will last for about 30 hours and
they apparently produce very little Co2.

# by millet_sisters | 2009-08-25 16:10 | Special Events  

Early Spring Community Cafe ~ August 23 ~


Sacred Grains community cafe will be re-open again
on August 23rd with our colourful Spring menu!

Date: August 23 (Sun) 12am - 4pm (last order 3:30pm)
Location: Wabi Sabi Salon : 94 Smith Street Collingwood
     (Melway ref. 44 B5 or Tram 86 Stop 15)

~ 60 Lunch Sets and 20 Yukashi Sweets are available ~

This time bookings are necessary...
so please let us know your arriving time, and the number
of lunch sets or/and sweets you would like to order.

All booked out, arigato gozaimasu. updated on Aug.18

For booking :

**Spring Menu**

Lunch Set   $15

Cherry blossom rice triangles (VG)
Traditional style rice bran pickles (VG)
Millet dumpling and veggies on a skewer with wasabi sauce (V)
Creamy polenta omelete with bolognese style millet sauce (VG)
Red quinoa and vermicelli salad with perilla dressing (VG)
Stuffed mushrooms with risotto style millet (VG)

Yukashi Sweets   $6

Yomogi herb and white chocolate cake
Black sesame blanc-manger with Kinako cream
(Kinako : sweet soybean condiment)

We have chosen ingredients with no additives and preservatives,
also organically grown local produce is used wherever possible.

Unlike the winter menu, our Spring menu above contains
a little bit of dairy...but please do not hesitate to let us
know in advance if you prefer a Vegan alternative (^^).

'Sacred Grains' is run by volunteers.
By organising such events we'd like our community
to get involved and enjoy sharing and bonding.
By cooking millet cuisine, we'd like to preserve
some traditional dishes, yet at the same time,
discover the sustainable future foods.


# by millet_sisters | 2009-08-13 20:08 | Special Events  

Community Cafe and Buckwheat Croquettes


Photo by Tamap

Thank you very much for coming to support our community
cafe last week. We hope you enjoyed the millet cuisine.

This time we had Yukko, Akko, Nuno CircleTomo,
Mai, Mame Japanese & myself in the team.

Learning from previous event,
we thought we had plenty of time, however...


Our main dish, Coco yam, Buckwheat and Spinach Croquette
went explosive when deep fried !!! Oh~no~.

Magician Tomo and Mai saved them somehow...hyuu


yukashi sweets were again very popular.

Green tea tiramisu served with
sticky rice cake with syrup and
white wine pear compote.


All the kitchen garbage will be composted for my garden and..

oil used for deep-frying will be turned into candles by Tomo.

# by millet_sisters | 2009-07-13 20:46 | Special Events  

Sacred Grains Community Cafe ~ July 5 ~


Photo taken by Ponzu

Thank you for supporting us on our first Community Cafe.
Many people came through the door in such limited time.
It was our pleasure to see smiles on so many faces.
The Bento Box above was the most popular dish^^.

We'll be open again on 5th of July with our new Winter menu.

When: July 5 (Sun) 12:00~ (Last Order 15:30)
Where: Wabi Sabi Salon 94 Smith St Collingwood
      Melway ref. 44 B5 or Tram 86 Stop 15

Pre-booking is not necessary but highly recommended.
Please email us on:

'Sacred Grains' is run by volunteers including millet sisters.
By organising such events we'd like our community
to get involved and enjoy sharing and bonding.
By cooking millet cuisine, we'd like to preserve
some traditional dishes, yet at the same time,
discover the sustainable future foods.

We'll be looking forward to seeing you on the day!

# by millet_sisters | 2009-06-25 21:55 | Special Events  

Our first open cafe ~ June 14 ~


Photo by Ponzu

Finally the day has come. Our very first open cafe!
This Winter menu has been put together by yukiko.


Photo by Ponzu

Considering food mileage we chose locally grown ingredients
wherever we could and lovely Organic produces were used
for the sake of our heath and mother Earth.

8:30am arriving at Wabisabi, looking around the place,
it usually takes time to get used to an unfamiliar kitchen.

9am standing in front of a big mountain of vegetables
we were a bit overwhelmed and excited at the same time.


Photo by Ponzu

12-4pm lots of people came and ate in such a short time,
and many had never tried millet cuisine before..

It was great relief to hear most people found it delicious.


Photo by Ponzu

Special thanks to...
Wabisabi Salon, Ponzu, Happy Blue Bird、Mai, Mayu, and Akko.

# by millet_sisters | 2009-06-18 21:52 | Special Events