Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Excellent article on the oil spill

Gulf Oil Spill: a Hole in the World
by Naomi Klein

"This Gulf coast crisis is about many things--corruption, deregulation, addiction to fossil fuels. But underneath it all, it's about this: our culture's excruciatingly dangerous claim to have such complete understanding and command over nature that we can radically manipulate and re-engineer it with minimal risk to the natural systems that sustain us."

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Berry Smoothie

-1 cup blackberries, blueberries, or both
-1/2 cup plain yogurt
-1/2 cup milk
-1/4 cup honey
-handful of ice

Mix in blender and enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

corn, corn, and more corn

Last Monday we picked, shucked, scrubbed, blanched, scraped and froze a truckload (about 600 ears) of corn. (Jeremy grew it on a generous friend's land, not on our 1/4 acre.)
I'm trying to find new creative uses for it. On Sunday I made creamed corn pancakes, altering the recipe a little since the creamed corn was extra juicy. It was about a cup and a half of fresh creamed corn, 1 egg, 3/4 cup milk, 3/4 cup flour, and 1/2 tsp each baking soda, salt, and sugar. They turned out pretty well, especially covered in local honey!

Tonight's Supper

Homemade pizza on my new pizza stone
Toppings from our garden:
-Tomato sauce (peeled and pureed tomatoes cooked down to thicken with a pinch of sugar and salt)
-yellow squash
-purple onions
-cherry tomato halves
-red bell pepper
-purple basil leaves
From the store:
-flour, olive oil, and yeast for homemade crust
-mozzarella cheese
The crust rose well this time and turned out perfect baked on the stone.