An Old Man and his young Dog were Sitting,
While inside the Old Lady was knitting.
The Spring planets rotated, The young Dog sat and waited,
For the Treat he anticipa-getting.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Last week, last month
tentative menu
12/16/13 thru 12/20/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Asiago Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Mixed Cheese and Herb Panini
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean Soup,  Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Winter Squashes Soup, A Salad, Hummus Wraps, Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini

Music Menu
Ho, Ho Oh No

The low down on this week's menu - I know, peanut noodles three weeks in a row. Fact or fiction? Fact! PB & J on sourdough, panini? Oh yeah. Leftovers coming in to play toward the latter part of the week? Indubitably.  
Annual Opus gingerbread people decorating will be taking place all week. Arms and legs will be available to our customers.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
tentative menu
12/9/13 thru 12/13/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wrap, Swiss Melt
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Massaged Kale Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Heart Hero
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Acorn Squash with Roasted Garlic and Spinach Soup, Ginger Noodles, Hummus Wrap, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini
Fri.    Vegetarian Chili, Cuban Black Bean Soup, Falafel Salads, Hummus Wraps, Chickpea-of-the-Sea on a Bagel

Music Menu
Dressed in my Finest Polyester


The low down on this week's menu -  comforting carbs abound. Whooie pie Wednesday features -as requested- red velvet whoopies.
News from the dark side - no news is good news.
Did you miss last week's limerick?
'A short order cook out of Rikers,
Worked the grill with her back to the bikers,
"I just like the 'hear-hears' as I go through the gears,"
Said that grease tender cook out of Rikers.'

Sunday, December 1, 2013

If We Make It Through December
tentative menu
12/2/13 thru 12/6/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Tomato Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Spinach Feta Quiche
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Tomato-Pickle Panini
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Crimson Lentil Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Thurs.    Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Potato-Chipotle-Fresh Sage Soup, Andean Quinoa Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar Apple Panini
Fri.   Vegetarian Chili, Chinese Velvet Corn Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Chevre Fig Hero

Music Menu
The Fabulous Thunderbirds

The low down on this week's menu - Comfort food abounds. A special guest will be taking the helm here at O2 on Wednesday
Iron Mountain snow snakes
 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

First Dustings
tentative menu
11/18/13 thru 11/22/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Swiss Melt
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Red Pepper and Coconut Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Asiago Soup, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero, Whoopie Pies
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Tomato-Red Onion Pickle Panini
Fri.       Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup,  Marinated Tomato Salad, Hummus Wraps

Music Menu
The Year You Were Born


The low down on this week's menu - this week's requested whoopie pies are gingerbread. We continue our carb heavy offerings for your enjoyment.
News from the dark side - 'Opus 1 is thankful for all it's lovely frequenters and hopes that the caffeine fixes will get you through to a much needed rest week.'
Last week's limerick, in reference to the Leonids (did you see them?)
A wanderer from  old Monticello,
Told a passingly curious fellow,
"I am answering my calling, to hear a meteor falling,
Which wrinkles the ol' cerebello." 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Leonids
tentative menu
11/11/13 thru 11/15/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Caribbean Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup, Asian Succotash Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Hungarian Potato Soup, Tunisian Carrot Salad, Hummus Wraps, Caesar Salad Wrap
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Tomato Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean Soup, Peanut Noodles,  Hummus Wraps, Cheddar and Apple Panini
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Cuban Black Bean Soup, Hummus Wraps, Roasted Butternut Couscous Salad, Chevre and Artichoke Chop Salad Hero

Music Menu

Call Me Al

The low down on this week's menu - the assumption is that the avocados will be ripe enough on Wednesday.
News from the dark side - unofficial sources remind us not to miss the jazz combo at O1 this Tuesday. A good time will be had by all.
Last week's taxi tour of Utica included stops at Tiny's Grill, Bass Pro Shop and The Aud.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Arts and Crafts
tentative menu
11/ 4/13 thru 11/8/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Fig on a Baguette, Sean's Fabulous Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Masala Root Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Spinach Feta Quiche
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Asiago Soup, menu change, couscous wasn't delivered, switching in Black Bean Salad Butternut Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Southwestern Corn Chowder, menu change Black Bean Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Tomato-Red Onion Pickle Panini
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Chinese Velvet Corn Soup, menu change - salad switchAndean Quinoa Salad, Hummus Wraps, Falafel in a Whole Wheat Pita


Music Menu
White Line Fever




The low down on this week's menu - the chevre and fig will also have red onions, walnuts and baby spinach.Whoopie Pie Wednesday is still a go, but the flavor is yet to be determined.
Last week's limerick;
There was an Egyptian named Earl,
Who watched his eternity unfurl,
When the Pharaoh lay dead, they embalmed him instead,
The pyramidic last Duke of Earl.

Sunday, October 27, 2013


All Souls
tentative menu
10/ 28/13 thru 11/1/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper & Coconut Soup, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Pear on a Baguette
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Orzo Fattoush Salad, Hummus Wraps, Tapenade and Provolone Panini
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Sherried Carrot Soup, Marinated Tomato Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin, Whoopie Pie Wednesday
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, menu change - going to be more like assorted baked squashes and ginger soup Butternut and Ginger Soup, Massaged Kale and Chickpea Salad,  Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Curried Pumpkin Soup, Barley Salad with Dill and Lemon, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Heart Hero

Music Menu
I Scare Myself

The low down on this week's menu -  Tapenade is a popular spread in the south of France, where it generally consists of olives, capers,  anchovies and olive oil. Classically, tapenade can be riffed many ways, so long as it always has capers and olive oil. Our version consists of capers, olive oil, artichoke hearts, red peppers, parmesan, and parsley. Friday's hero is requested by our Will. 
News from the dark side -official sources report a big scrumulous congratulations to Club Rugby.
Last week we gave our thanks to Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.
Last weeks moon, a waning Gibbous, started the week out at 97%. More or less.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Full Moon O'er The Cabbage Patch
tentative menu
10/21/13 thru 10/25/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Garlic-Tomato Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Chile Relleno Torta, Sean's Chocolate Peanut Butter Marble Brownies
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Carrot Cauliflower Bisque, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Tomato-Red Onion Pickle Panini
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Baked Goat Cheese "Caprese" Baguette, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage Soup, menu change, delivery failure, subbing in Moroccan Carrot Salad for the couscous Pumpkin Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burrito
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Crimson Lentil Soup, Fall Greens Salad, Hummus Wraps, Chipotle Vegetable Wrap

Music Menu
Requests...Just Kidding

The low down on this week's menu - 




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Election Season
tentative menu
10/14/13 thru 10/16/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato-Basil Soup, Brown Rice Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Apple Panini
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Ginger Noodle Salad, Hummus Wraps,  French Onion Panini 
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili,  Chipotle Black Bean Soup, Ceci Bean Salad, Hummus Wraps, Wild Mushroom Pate Hero

Music Menu
Straighten Up, and Fly Right 

The low down on this week's menu - Tuesday's caramelized onions will either be on a panini with swiss cheese, dijon mustard and arugula, or pizzettes. Depends on the bread situation. Resolved. The wild mushroom pate is a particular favorite here in O2.

News from the dark side - still nothing.
Last week we shared our secret recipe for O2 chili.
Can the wooly bear's stripes predict the coming winter's severity? No. According to our source, the stripes may be  an indication of last winter's though.
Last week's limerick;
There was a coyote of Clinton, 
Whose coat was the color of flint and,
He pressed into the crowd, and he sang loud and proud,
That querulous coyote of Clinton.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Suburban Coyotes
tentative menu
10/7/13 thru 10/11/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean and Cabbage Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Tomato-Red Onion Pickle Panini
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Southwestern Corn Chowder, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Quiche
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Aiigo Bouido (Portuguese Garlic-Potato Soup), Wasabi Slaw, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Red Pepper Coconut Soup, Andean Quinoa Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, (Acorn Squash-Garlic-Spinach Soup, menu change - soup - not enough acorn squashes on hand, so will supplement with butternut.)  Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, Swiss Melt

 Music Menu
Art Pepper = Happy Music

The low down on this week's menu - Monday's panini sees the return of Eliza's pickles, and possibly the addition of avocado. Tuesday's quiche will most likely be spinach-feta-red pepper. I'm still thinking about Friday.
Can the wooly bear's stripes predict the coming winter's severity?


News from the dark side - no news is good news.
Last week's toss off limerick, inspired by the start of turkey hunting season;
There was an old Tom from Westmorelan, 
Said, "My bombulus beard is for-lor-in,
Yet when I strut to the vale, and I fan m fantail,
All the hens will still be there adorin."

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Turkey  Season
tentative menu
9/30/13 thru 10/4/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Sherried Carrot Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin, Cayuga Mud Cake
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Mushroom Barley Soup, Falafel Salads, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes, More Cayuga Mud Cake
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Asiago Soup, Greek Salad, Hummus Wraps, Grilled Eggplant-Aioli Panini, Pecan Praline Cheesecake
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Chevre-Pear-Walnut Hero, Something Chocolate
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, French Onion Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero yes!

Music Menu
Old Guys in Spandex

The low down on this week's menu -  Eliza is the star this week with her very first, (but not last) Mud Cake. Wednesday's panini will have a cayenne aioli, grilled eggplant, grilled onions, Swiss cheese, local tomatoes and basil mayo. Thursday is just one request fulfilled after another. Friday is definitely an avocado hero day.
News from the dark side - none, yet again. 
Last week we shared our wild grape pie project.
Last week's bar song limerick;
Said the cat to the querulous crow,
As she stared out the window below,
"The leaves on the poplar are disturbingly doppler,
As an observer like you are should know."







Sunday, September 22, 2013

Autumnal Equinox
tentative menu
9/23/13 thru 9/27/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Tomato Soup, Indian Style Rice Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar and Apple Panini
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Chinese Velvet Corn Soup, Peanut Noodles,  Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Caribbean Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup, Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini 
Fri.        Vegetarian Chili, Curried Pumpkin Soup, Andean Quinoa and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Calzones




Music Menu
Redheads Get The Blues

The low down on this week's menu - requests fulfilled this week include Monday's panini, Tuesday's Noodles and Thursday's panini. Requests are usually fulfilled in a timely manner. Calzones on Friday will most likely be caprese, owing to the abundance of local tomatoes.
local wild grapes


News from the dark side - unofficial sources say that the Honey Crisps are still available at O1.
Last week's limerick anticipated the departure of the local hummingbird crew - fare thee well.
A young hummingbird perched in a glade,
To suck in the sweet water and shade,
Thought, "in these fractions of seconds, as my Yucatan beckons,
I must beat it and rise up and fade." 
Last week's fungus of the week was mighty cool looking, wasn't it.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Migration
tentative menu
9/16/13 thru 9/20/13

Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Onion Cheese Bisque, Sesame Noodles, Hummus Wraps, BBQ Tempeh with Cornbread, Slaw, Baked Beans
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Acorn Squash-Roasted Garlic-Fresh Spinach Soup, Marinated Local Tomato Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quiche
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Caldo Gallego (Spanish Potato, Chard and Bean Soup), Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Fig Sandwich
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, Asian Succotash Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Tapenade Panini
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Greek Lentil Soup, Thai Glass Noodle Salad menu change - glass noodle delivery failure, will sub in something else not quite as exotic. and try again soon, Hummus Wraps, Caesar Wrap


Music Menu
Covers of Classics

The low down on this week's menu - requests abound this week. Thanks to Hallie, Happy Birthday to Eliza. A very great possibility of a switcheroo between Wednesday and Thursday lunches.
News from the dark side -
Last week's Rugby limerick, tossed off whilst mowing the lawn. You are so welcome, Jo.
'A young damsel went out on her way,
To enjoy the crisp weather and play,
After scroobious scrum, when they totaled the sum,
She was muddy and queen for a day.'

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Rugby
tentative menu
9/9/13 thru 9/13/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Garlic and Tomato Soup, Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Avocado-Red Onion Pickle Panini
Tues.     Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage Soup, Mexican Honeydew Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar and Apple Panini
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Scattered Sushi Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Masala Root Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, "Jerry Reuben" Sandwich
Fri.       Vegetarian Chili, Crimson Lentil Soup, Mixed Grain and Grapefruit Salad, Hummus Wraps, Chickpea of The Sea on a Bagel

Music Menu
Dukes of September

The low down on this week's menu - Everyone's favorite red onion pickles (made by our own Sean H-S) are showing up for a second week in a row. If you enjoyed last week's Asian watermelon Salad, you might like this week's Mexican Honeydew. The pizzettes on Wednesday will probably be pesto-artichoke and baby spinach. Thursday's Reuben sandwich was requested by customer-of -the-week, Trish. Thank you for your continued patronage! Chickpea -of-the-sea hasn't been seen in these parts for a couple of semesters. Welcome back!


News from the dark side - A short, seven minute walk, yet world's away.
A Dying Art - last week's limerick
A cicada, emerged from below,
To chorale the young nymphs and bestow,
Said, "After seventeen wickets,
I defer to the crickets,
To perform this new summer's crescendo."

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Summer's Crescendo
tentative menu
9/2/13 thru 9/6/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Herbed Carrot Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin, Apple Cake
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, Madras Curried Tomato Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Goat Cheese Caprese on a Baguette
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Asian Watermelon Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Summer Squash Soup With Parsley Mint Pistou, Caesar Salad, Hummus Wraps, Grilled Ratatouille Panino or Avocado Hero
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Fresh Corn Chowder, Brown Rice Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas




Music Menu
Jimmie McCraklin & His Blues Blasters

The low down on this week's menu - Herbs for Monday's soup will be picked in the dark before I leave home. Asian watermelon salad will be more savory than sweet. And juicy. Very juicy. The summer squash soup is  a sure thing, thanks to Dave. Thursday's lunch depends on how ripe the avocados are by then. I'm guessing that they'll be ripe enough to use, but no promises here. Ripe!
News from the dark side - no news is good news.
Orion is back, too

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Dog Days
tentative menu
8/29/13 thru 8/30/13
Thurs.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper and Coconut Soup, Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, French Onion Soup Panini
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup, Summer Salad with Peaches and Goat Cheese, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Calzone


Music Menu
First Day Back Blues

The low down on this week's menu - The Clinton Farmers' Market (Thursdays from 10 a.m. on) will play a part in this weeks lunches.
Jane and Frank welcome you back




 News from the dark side -no news

Sunday, May 12, 2013

A la recherche du Opus 2
tentative menu
5/13/13 thru 5/17/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Black Bean Soup, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar-Avocado Panini
Tues.     Vegetarian Chili, Rosemary-Carrot Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Pear Hero
Wed.      Vegetarian Chili, Madras Curry Tomato Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Minestrone, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, French Onion Panini
Fri.       Vegetarian Chili, Tomato Basil Soup, Edamame, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Something else


Music Menu
CBGB's

The low down on this weeks menu - Thursday's menu is very tentative. Friday's is still up in the air.
News from the dark side - 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Good Day, Sunshine
tentative menu
5/6/13 thru 5/10/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Tomato Garlic Soup, Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, New England Corn Chowder, Ginger Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Red Pepper Panini
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, French Onion Soup, Kale and Chickpea Salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, Marinated Tomato and Feta Salad, Hummus Wrap, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Squash and Yam Soup, Falafel Salad, Hummus Wraps, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burritos


Music Menu
'Round Midnight

The low down on this week's menu - Artichoke Hero? baguette, pesto, provolone, tomato, marinated artichoke hearts, baby spinach. There's a chance that Tuesday's panini will be switched with Thursday's Mac and Cheese. Stay tuned.  Avocado Hero? baguette, cheddar, cucumber, tomato, salt & pepper, avocado, pickled red onions, alfalfa sprouts, arugula and/or baby spinach. I might have to slip avocado into the burritos on Friday, as I bought way too many.






News from the dark side -no news is good news.

Last week we said goodbye to George Jones
Last week we shared a snapshot of a waning gibbous.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

May Day
tentative menu
4/29/13 thru 5/3/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper Coconut Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar Apple Panini
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Chinese Velvet Corn Soup, Mixed Grains and Grapefruit Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado-Tomato-White Cheddar Panini
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Soba Noodle Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Mediterranean Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Caesar Wrap


Music Menu
Roadskill

The low down on this week's menu -


Sunday, April 21, 2013

Good-bye To A Journalist
tentative menu
4/22/13 thru 4/26/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Acorn Squash-Roasted Garlic-Spinach Soup, Marinated Tomato Feta Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini, Cayuga Mud Cake
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean and Cabbage Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Fig Hero
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Tomato Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Kale and Chickpea Salad, Hummus Wraps, Caprese Calzones
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Sherried Carrot Soup, Edamame, Hummus Wraps, Santa Fe Panini

Music Menu
 Just another band from East L.A.

The low down on this week's menu As usual, avocados are not yet ripe, but should be by Wednesday. This is why the menu is tentative. Their status will be updated.  Santa Fe Panini is a new idea submitted by one of our own. Thanks, Eliza.
Lake Colden Dam [part 2]  in April


News from the dark side - no news yet
Last week we shared our secret recipe for O2 Cornbread.
Last week's personalities were Jonathan Winters. All.
The little criminals of last week are gaining speed.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

 Patriots Day
"Hang a lantern aloft in the belfry arch"
tentative menu
4/15/13 thru 4/19/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Cuban Red Bean Soup with Rice, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Swiss Melt, Something Chocolate for Natalia, again
Tues.     Vegetarian Chili, Southwest Corn and Potato Chowder, Sesame Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Fontina Hero
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Portobello Croque Monsieur
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, French Carrot Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Onion Cheese Bisque, Wasabi Coleslaw, Hummus Wraps, BBQ with Cornbread Baked Beans and Slaw, Black Bottom Cupcakes - as requested 


Music Menu
Patriots' Day

The low down on this week's menu - the fontina hero is a repeat with sun dried tomato pesto, fontina, pickled red onions, arugula/spinach, and something else-I-hope-I-can-remember-what. 


News from the dark side - 'This week saw the celebration of Sophie Racine's 22nd year -- the real question is, who won the cake-off: Nancy or Sarah Song? (Looked like a tie to me.) -The dawning of warm weather means the new sliding door outside Opus 1 will soon be put to use -- hoorah for spring breezes!'
Last week's personalities were Steph and Sophie, for reasons obvious to anyone who knows them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Cruelest Month
tentative menu
4/8/13 thru 4/12/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Sophie's Tomato Basil Soup, Ginger Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps,  Pizzettes, Something Chocolate for Natalia
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper and Coconut Soup, Asian Succotash, Hummus Wraps, Spinach-Feta-Sun Dried Tomato Quiche
Thurs  Vegetarian Chili, Moroccan Potato Bean Soup, Greek Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas, Something else Chocolate
Fri.    [ totally tentative] Vegetarian Chili, Masala Root Soup, Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, menu change - Cheddar-Tomato-Red Onion Pickle Panini Portobello Croque Monsieur

Music Menu
Beyond Cool; Past Perfect


The low down on this week's menu - Quesadillas on Thursday will be chipotle black bean, baby spinach, and maybe - sweet potato. Friday's Croque Monsieur, traditionally made with ham and Gruyere, won't be traditional. 


Spring

 News from the dark side - 'Opus employee Dan Knishkowy and his friend Anna Paikert organized Sunday April 7th's live original music and readings in Opus 1. Local talent abounds!  Next Sunday: This semester's second HUM Storytelling session in Opus 1 at 5:30 pm -- we hope to see you there.



Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Lion, The Lamb, and The Chocolate Bunnies
tentative menu
4/1/13 thru 4/5/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Sweet Potato and Fresh Sage Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Chevre and Pear Baguette, Cayuga Mud Cake
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Herbed Carrot Soup, Pesto Tortellini Salad, Hummus Wraps, Garden Panini
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Curried Pumpkin Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Vegetable Thyme Wrap, Something Chocolate for Natalia
Thurs.    Vegetarian Chili, Kale and Potato Soup, Ceci Bean Salad, Hummus Wraps, California Wrap
Fri.         Vegetarian Chili, Mushroom Barley Soup, Mediterranean Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Eggplant Parmesan Hero


Music Menu
The Lost Arhoolie Tapes

The low down on this week's menu - I'm taking the opportunity to use the fresh herbs overgrowing their pots. Sage, rosemary, lemon thyme, mint. 
Spring
News from the dark side -
 Last posting included a shout out to Maggie, our Chili Champion. We miss you, Maggie, come by for a visit.
Last posting we pointed out the CNY location where the traffic lights change, Tip Hill.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Get-Away Week
tentative menu
3/11/13 thru 3/15/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Asian Succotash, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin, Something Chocolate for Natalia
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean and Cabbage Soup, Thai Cucumber Salad, Hummus Wraps, Menu change - whoops, switching with Thurs. Quesadillas today, Heroes on Thurs. Artichoke Hero
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, Acorn Squash-Spinach-Roasted Garlic Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Fontina with Red Onion Jam Panini, Something Else Chocolate for Natalia
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper and Coconut Soup,  Wasabi Coleslaw, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas Menu switch - heroes today
Fri.       Vegetarian Chili, Indian Spiced Roasted Tomato Soup,  Edamame Salad, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar and Avocado Panini, Even More Chocolate for Natalia  

Music Menu
'Alice... the moon'

The low down on this week's menu - I told Natalia that I'd indulge her with some chocolate this week. 
News from the dark side - 'Cornel West's lecture Friday afternoon to top off the Voices of Color Lecture series: a widely well-received and inspiring talk.
-A resounding yum to last week's "Sergeant Wrap" (i.e. Jerk Tofu) in Opus 1 courtesy of Sean!'


The Flowed Lands in spring


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sap Rising
tentative menu
3/4/13 thru 3/8/13
Mon.     Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Black Bean Soup, Brown Rice Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini
Tues.     Vegetarian Chili, Split Pea Soup, Pumpkin Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes
Wed.     Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, Greek salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado Hero
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Potato-Chipotle-Fresh Sage Soup, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Hummus Wraps, Caesar Salad Wrap
Fri.       Vegetarian Chili, Onion Cheese Bisque,  Black Bean and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, "Jerry" Reuben Panini


Music Menu
Boys in The Band

The low down on this week's menu - Bosc pears, pepper jack cheese, mango chutney and  homemade focaccia. Pizzettes on Tuesday will probably be pesto, baby spinach, tomato and mozzarella. Avocados will probably be ripe enough for the hero on Wednesday, but this isn't a sure thing. We see the return of our own jerry reuben this week.
News from the dark side - 'Hope you all enjoyed the complimentary Opus cocoa & chai at the Felice Brothers show Thursday night and the "Trashion" Show Sunday afternoon.
-This Monday at Opus 1 we bring you... the Jerk Tofu Wrap! We have Sir Sean Henry Smith to thank for the introduction of this menu item.'
Last week I explained everything  you need to know about the O2 hummus wrap, including how much chocolate eating one allows you.
Last week we illustrated the difference in daylight minutes between Fenway South and Clinton, NY

Sunday, February 24, 2013

 Spring Training
tentative menu
2/25/13 thru 3/1/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup, Edamame Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quiche
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup,  French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wraps, Calzones
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup, Chili Orange Cold Noodles, menu change - peanut noodles subbing in for the chili orange noodles Hummus Wraps, Fontina Veggie Hero
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin Asiago Soup, Falafel Salads, Hummus Wraps, Antipasto Panini
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Chinese Velvet Corn Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, BBQ

Music Menu
Sequestration Blues

A head's up on this week's menu -  Calzones on Tuesday will probably have tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto and parmesan in them. Probably. Wednesday is all about Sophie. She'd prefer Dragon Noodles, it'll depend on the pickled ginger juice status. Hero will have sun dried tomato pesto, fontina, arugula, red onions, capers and pepperoncini. Probably. Friday's BBQ includes coleslaw [asian or wasabi], cornbread, beans.
News from the dark side - 'Opus 1's heat is still on the fritz (a serious problem with the system), but maintenance is over daily to check up on things and hopefully keep us warm.
Thanks to the participants of this weekend's HUM storytelling session!'
 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kung Fu Summer
tentative menu
2/18/13 thru 2/22/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Tomato Soup, Mediterranean Corn Salad, Hummus Wrap, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Portuguese Kale and Potato Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wrap, Chevre and Pear Hero
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Madras Curried Tomato Soup, Indian Style Rice Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes again, Black Bottom Cupcakes
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Southwestern Corn Chowder, Marinated Tomato and Feta Salad, Hummus Wraps,  Burritos
Fri.     Vegetarian Chili, Caribbean Sweet Potato Soup, Andean Quinoa and Corn Salad, Cheddar Tomato and Pickled Red Onion Panini

Music Menu
Limbo Schtick 

How I met your mother, Iolanthe?
The low down on this week's menu - The chevre and pear hero will also have toasted walnuts and red onions. Maggie and I had such a good time making pizzette dough  last Wednesday that we want to go at it again. This week we'll top them with roasted broccoli, feta and something-else-I-can't-remember-what-we-decided. Burritos on Thursday will have chipotle black beans, sweet potatoes, peppers, spinach, salsa and cheese.
News from the dark side -Next Sunday, Hamilton HUM will have a storytelling session in Opus 1 -- come over for tea, snacks, and good stories at 5:30.
-Blackberry Sage tea is on the shelf! Fruity and caffeinated, staff recommended.
Last week we gave up our secret recipe for Cayuga Mud Cake.
Last week's menu was heavy with aphrodisiacs. The results were as Geraint might say 'fab-alus'.
Last week's featured old dead white guys were Andrew Marvell and  Jean-Paul Sartre. And had we but words enough, and time...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

No se puede vivir sin amar
Malcolm Lowry, Under The Volcano
tentative menu
2/11/13 thru 2/15/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Chipotle Black Bean Soup, Caesar Salads, Hummus Wraps, Cheddar Apple Panini, Black Botton Cupcakes
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper and Coconut Soup, Moroccan Couscous Salad, Hummus Wraps, Quesadillas
Wed   Vegetarian Chili, Sherried Carrot Soup, Ginger Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Pizzettes, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies by Adam
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup, Curried Melon Salad, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Heart Hero
Fri.      Vegetarian Chili, Gingered Butternut Soup, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wrap, Swiss Melts

Music Menu
I Love You Inside Out

The low down on this week's menu -  I've gone heavier than usual on the aphrodisiacs this week [fresh ginger thrice]
News from the dark side -' -Blackberry Sage tea is lined up to be in stock soon-- another warming escape from the blustery outdoors, plus the tea tin tells us it's "for wisdom."
-Opus 1 has its heat up and running once again (really, this time... and for good, we hope!).

-The weekend's igloo competition saw some fine structures around the dark side dorms; cheers to the builders.'


Last week's daylight dashboard was at 10 h and 3 minutes. 
Last week's 315-er was Fred Pickard.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

CNY Wrestling
tentative menu
week of 2/4/13 thru 2/8/13
Mon.   Vegetarian Chili, Curried Spinach Soup, Moroccan Carrot Salad, Hummus Wrap, Cheddar and Avocado Panini, Cayuga Mud Cake
Tues.   Vegetarian Chili, West African Peanut Soup, French Lentil Salad, Hummus Wrap, Caesar Salad Wrap
Wed.   Vegetarian Chili, Onion Cheese Bisque, Greek Salad, Hummus Wrap, Chevre and Fig Hero
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, French White Bean and Cabbage Soup, Mixed Grain and Grapefruit Salad, Hummus Wrap, Stromboli
Fri.    Vegetarian Chili, Aiigo Bouido Soup, Artichoke and Bulgar Salad, Hummus Wrap, Polenta-Squash-Winter Greens Pie


Music Menu
Old Guys in Spandex

The low down on this week's menu - Monday's panini will also have tomatoes. Wednesday's soup, salad, sandwich are all requests. See, we do listen. Stromboli on Thursday might be caprese or might have artichoke hearts and Asiago. Friday's pie will probably use butternut squash and kale.


snow partridge
News from the dark side - 'The experimenting with coffee beans continues, and sources say the brews are getting smoother and richer by the day. (Still Fair Trade!)
Look forward to some new lunch dishes this semester -- the cooks are hitting the (cook)books!'
Last week we alerted you to Syracuse's placing in the national Golden Snow Globe Contest [not to be confused with the golden snowball contest]. As of this morning, 2/3/13, Syracuse is in third place with 56.9 inches.The chances of finishing out the season in third place are low.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

 Wolf Moon
tentative menu
1/28/13 thru 2/1/13
Mon.    Vegetarian Chili, Cream of Tomato Basil Soup, Asian Succotash Salad, Hummus Wraps, Spinach-Feta-Red Pepper Quiche, Apple Cake
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Carrot and Cauliflower Bisque, Pesto Tortellini, Hummus Wraps, Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadillas
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Sweet Potato-Chipotle-Fresh Sage Soup, Scattered Sushi Salad, Hummus Wraps, Avocado or Chevre and Artichoke Heroes update - ripe
Thurs.  Vegetarian Chili, Red Lentil Mulligatawny, Andean Quinoa and Corn Salad, Hummus Wraps, Pear and Pepper Jack Panini, Raspberry Fudge Brownies
Fri.    Vegetarian Chili, Spicy Miso and Pumpkin Soup, Wasabi Slaw, Hummus Wraps, Thai Red Curry on Brown Rice

Music Menu
Missing Persons
The low down on this week's menu - the avocados I bought yesterday are rock hard. If they aren't ripe by Wednesday we might have to substitute with the chevre-art heart hero. Avocados -ripe. Red Lentil Mulligatawny comes with a nice green apple salsa garnish.
News from the dark side - 'Opus 1 is getting the heat fixed ASAP-- apologies for a chilly first week back.'
Last week's vegetable of the week was kale. Vitamins C, A, K! Fiber, minerals and protein!
Last week's more-cows-than-people place was Greig, N.Y..  Lake effect snow fall totals are consistently higher here than anywhere else.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

 Fenestration
tentative menu
week of 1/21/13 thru 1/25/13
Tues.    Vegetarian Chili, Acorn Squash-Spinach-Roasted Garlic Soup, Jicama and Cucumber Salad, Hummus Wraps, Baked Cavatappi and Aged Cheddar Au Gratin
Wed.    Vegetarian Chili, Curried Pumpkin Soup, Peanut Noodles, Hummus Wraps, Artichoke Hero
Thurs.   Vegetarian Chili, Roasted Red Pepper and Coconut Soup, Marinated Kale and Chickpea Salad, Hummus Wraps, Garden Panini
Fri   Vegetarian Chili, Spicy Tofu Hotpot, Edamame Salad, Hummus Wraps, Kale and Mozzarella Stromboli


Music Menu
Use an Accordion, Go to Jail

The low down on this week's menu - jicama and cucumber salad has a red chili dressing.
Friday's soup  Spicy Tofu Hotpot, is dependant on accurate produce delivery.
News from the dark side

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The work-a-day world takes its toll,
You may gasp for a grasp of the Whole,
To trade virulent clatters, for something that matters,
Put your hands on the shape of a bowl.


Personalities of the week: Steph and Sophie; Hands to work, hearts to God.