Taking a Megabyte Out of Lunch


A large volunteer contingent, including the gang from Coastal Computers, welcomed more than 75 guests for lunch.


On Thursday, March 15, the gang from Coastal Computers generously took over the Community Cafe, serving up lunch to more than 75 guests. With the early portion of the week "snowed out," that left for a lot of last minute prep work. Fortunately, per usual, a fantastic group of volunteers stepped up once again to keep everything running smoothly.

George Grohs, owner of Coastal Computers, also serves as a volunteer on The Neighborhood House's Board of Directors.

The menu featured a taste of Italy, including a selection of pastas along with homemade red sauce, pesto, and alfredo. Volunteers also worked hard behind the scenes to create rustic garlic bread featuring fresh loaves generously provided by Old Dog Baking Co. The meal was rounded out with salad, and an extensive selection of desserts including homemade cookies and whoopie pies.

It was all hands on deck in the kitchen taking care of last minute lunch prep.

If you missed this latest edition of the wildly popular Community Cafe-- no worries! Our next Cafe is scheduled for Thursday, April 5 from 11:30am until 1:00pm. Check this website for updates as the date approaches. In the meantime, you can find out more about Coastal Computers and the numerous technology services they provide for both residential and corporate needs on their website, by giving them a call at 244-8007, or stopping by to say hello at their headquarters on Main Street in Somesville.

After a snowy week  spent mostly at home, the Cafe served as the perfect opportunity for more than 75 guests to  get out and have some fun.


Rustic Italian Garlic Bread made by toasting Old Dog Baking Co. baguettes with olive oil and finishing off by rubbing with fresh garlic.


You're never too young to be a fantastic volunteer.


We got a head start on the St. Patrick's Day festivities and added a little extra touch to each table with these centerpieces crafted by Pat Foster.


Homemade Pea Pesto 

  • 1 (10-oz) package frozen peas, defrosted

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 1/2 C grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
  • 1/3 C olive oil

Pulse together the peas, garlic, Parmesan, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper in a food processor. With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil until well combined, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Transfer to a small bowl and it's ready to serve over pasta, on crostini, etc.


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