Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Sunday, May 10, 2009

in the kitchen, spreadin' the love

Gretta cut these spears and brought them  home from the farm on Friday, we ate them steamed, with scrambled "cheddar eggs" and home fries for supper, just the two of us.
MARMIE'S GRANOLA
2# rolled oats
1/4# sesame seeds
1/2# wheat germ
1/4# hulled sunflower seeds
1# chopped nuts, your choice
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
Heat oil, honey, syrup and vanilla til well mixed. Stir mixture into dry ingredients (will be fairly dry). Broil at 500 degrees in greased baking pan, stirring frequently until golden brown. Mix in your choice of dried fruit. 
 

BETTER-BUTTER
Been making this for decades, before it was "invented" and marketed in plastic tubs at the grocery store. Franny had this crock made special :-}
1 cup vegetable oil (I use canola)
1 cup (1/2 #) butter, softened, NOT melted
2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp powdered nonfat milk
Blend until smooth, refrigerate, makes just over 2 cups.

OTHER GOOD THINGS...
Sourdough bread again, with better results each time. 
Milk and culture going into the yogurt maker tonight.
Shopping for more rhubarb tomorrow, the batch I stewed last week is nearly gone! 

And from Edward Espe Brown, and the Tassajara Recipe Book

I do this chore
not just to get it 
out of the way,
but as the way
to make real
kind connected mind.

May I awaken to what
these ingredients offer,
and may I awaken
best I can
energy, warmth,
imagination, 
this offering of heart
and hand.

Thank you, great mother goddess, for the bounty you provide!



 

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