Archive | April, 2008

Farmers’ Market Excursion and a New Recipe.

28 Apr

So I was finally able to meet up with a good (and busy) friend of mine and took him to the farmers’ market. He brought his 3 year old son, who is adorable and smart and calls his father by the nickname of Gravel Balloon Face. How can you not love that? I recorded most of the trip and, assuming it all sounds pretty good, will be putting together my first podcast.

The weather has been really warm this weekend and I got a pretty good sunburn while walking around today. Due to the heat and not wanting to stand over a hot stove and cook dinner, I made a chilled soup which turned out great. The recipe is below.

Chilled Pea Soup
This recipe gets 4 Purkle Stars
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Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups steamed fresh English peas
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 1 cup fresh lettuce/mixed salad greens
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1-2 Tbs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cut the zucchini into a few pieces and put in food processor. Put all other ingredients (leave the salt and pepper until last) into processor and blend until creamy. This recipe is similar to others out there but has less liquid and is lower fat so it won’t get perfectly smooth. You can add cream or stock if you are going for that texture. Otherwise, this is a pretty bright, crisp and fresh soup.

Serves 2-3.

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Media Alliance Event – April 24th

18 Apr

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/04/15/18493055.php

On Thursday April 24th, Indybay will participate in a panel discussion, sponsored by Media Alliance, about building community in the practice of independent media. The program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Cedar and Bonita in in Berkeley, at 7:00 p.m.

Forgetting about food…

13 Apr

It took me a while to think of a title for this post that wasn’t full of doom and gloom. This is a serious situation though and we need to educate ourselves and remain actively aware.

globeandmail.com
April 12, 2008

“A swelling global population, soaring energy prices, the clamouring for
meat from the rising Asian middle class, competition from biofuels and
hot money pouring into the commodity markets are all factors that make
this crisis unique and potentially calamitous. Even with concerted
global action, such as rushing more land into cultivation, it will take”
years to fix the problem.

Full Article Here: http://tinyurl.com/68jlaw