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."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
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!
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)
-cherry tomato halves
-red bell pepper
-purple basil leaves
From the store:
-flour, olive oil, and yeast for homemade crust
The crust rose well this time and turned out perfect baked on the stone.