Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fall/Winter CSA and Summer pie recipe

Here is a great raw food frozen pie recipe: It is called Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie but you use carob instead of chocolate. make a crust with 1/2 c. raw walnuts ,1 c dates and 1/2 c coconut- blend without water or use 3 T water) in blender until powdery and a little sticky- press into pie pan. Place almond butter in pie shell.
In food processor or blender add: 2 large avocadoes or 3 small ones; 1.3 c. carob powder; 1 c. pure maple syrup (or agave syrup, honey or dates.)
Blend until creamy, If you want darker chocolate taste, add more carob. If you wnat it sweeter, add more maple syrup, agave, or honey. Pour mix on top of the almond butter. If desire, crumble 2 T of crust on top of pie for garnish. Place in freezer overnight. Do not use in glass pie pan. Glass gets too cold and makes it difficult to remove the pie.
Fall/Winter seedlings are started: cabbage, broc, leeks, cauliflower, celery,melons. We drove over to Smiths Grove to visit with Paul Wideger who wrote the book on High Tunnel Gardening. He was very generous with his time and answered a lot of questions that we had. He does a lot of mesculin lettuce, radishes, carrots, turnips, leafy greens, tomatoes and strawberries. Tomatoes and strawberries are ready a full month ahead of everybody else. This is done with no heat. He does have an inflation fan in the high tunnel so that is one source of electricity. We will plant some lettuce and spinach- keep the ground cooled by keeping it wet and planting in the evening. Paul sprouts his spinach before he plants it. We will try that. So much to do.
Off to the farmers market tomorrow. More melons and purple hulls to sell then we will have a break. We are trying to get more organized so that there are few breaks during the season. We are also trying to extend the farmers market for the winter. Will have to network with other vendors to see the possibilities.
For our CSA we are networking with others to provide artisan bread, jams, maple syrup, goats milk soap, possibly honey along with our produce. herbandplow.com

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