newsletter, summer 2010
The bounty of summer graces us in many ways. Most of us can create some time away that nourishes and refreshes the soul. We are also thankful for the varieties of produce which keep us busy figuring out new ways to prepare and enjoy them. As a result, there are three new classes for you in late summer and early fall!
August 28, "Naturally-Fermented Sauerkraut Workshop" 10-11:30 am • $20
People are always asking us "How do you make sauerkraut?" so we're offering this class again just in time for the fall cabbage crop.
September 11, "Extraordinary Crackers & More" 10 am-1 pm • $45 Expand your dehydration repertoire with these new recipes: Non-Wheat Crackers, Kale Crackers Veggie Crackers, Rosemary Flax Crackers, Pizza Crackers and Zucchini Hummus
October 2, "Tempeh Tonight" 10 am-1 pm • $45 Try tofu's "meaty" cousin. You will love these hearty soy dishes from around the world: Italian Tempeh with Greens, Mexican-Style Tempeh, Lemon-Rosemary Tempeh and Baked Tempeh. Served with quinoa and a naturally-fermented pickle. You will discover the local sources for FRESH tempeh. There is nothing like it!
October 16, "Wonderful Soups" 10 am-1 pm • $45 Egyptian Lentil Soup, Yellow Split Pea Soup, Black Bean Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Gingered Squash Soup and Sunflower Spread served with Vegetable Flax Crackers.
Seating is limited so send in your class fee early to register!
Tired of the taste and texture of cooked summer squash? Try this tip and savor new crispness and complex flavors: Spiralized summer squash smothered with sauce or salad dressing.
Patty Pan Squash in the "wild"
Trim stalk and flower end
Mount squash in a spiral cutter or use a mandoline
Spirals of cut squash
Ready to top with sauce or a dressing in a bowl or on a plate for a side dish
Sun-dried tomatoes garnishes the zucchini-basil pesto sauce
"The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency", an HBO/BBC production, is available on DVD and is a wonderful adaptation of the characters in the Alexander McCall-Smith's books of the same title. This is one where the movie is actually as good as the books, even enhancing the storyline. It is set in Botswana and was filmed there, doing an excellent job of capturing the spirit of this delightful country and its people. This seven show series steadily picks up steam with each episode. If you are looking for family-friendly entertainment which celebrates humanity in all of its richness, we HEARTILY recommend this collection.
"When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; When diet is correct, medicine is of no need." - Ayurvedic Proverb
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