Sunday, January 18, 2009
two recipes + books
well, i will end my food week on a less ranty note.
above is the granola i made yesterday from this recipe:
4 c organic rolled oats
1/4 c melted coconut oil
1/4 c honey
plus whatever other ingredients you want!
spread over oven sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees
(i added in walnuts, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and orange juice for this batch.)
yesterday i also made the carrot-dill soup i make around this time of year using the carrots from our produce box. the carrots aren't quite as sweet and flavorful this year; maybe this is because of the warmer weather here in california this winter. but the soup was delicious nonetheless.
carrot-dill soup recipe
saute 1 onion and some cloves of garlic in oil for 5 min
add 7–9 or so diced carrots
and 1 diced potato
and 4–5 c of broth
simmer for 15 min
puree most of the above
add dill, pepper, lemon (2 tbsp)
serve with sour cream dollop
(the above are all rough amounts. hard to go wrong making soup.)
good books about food/alternatives to industrial agriculture
(in order of most–least accessible)
slow food: come to the table
the omnivore's dilemma
animal, vegetable, miracle
manifestos on the future of food and seed
related books i want to read
in defense of food
alice waters and chez panisse
more by wendell berry
any other suggestions?
and finally, the art/design projects of futurefarmers