busy day in the kitchen

more garlic scapes in both the csa share this week and at the farmer’s market this morning and so…

…a half a dozen jars of garlic scape pesto to put in the freezer, with enough scapes left to do that many again once I re-stock on almonds and parmesan!  this will make me oh so happy in the dead of winter.

a quart of hummus.  I generally do: @ 2 cups garbanzos, 1/4 cup tahini, tsp garlic, sea salt, 2-3 lemons (we like it lemony) and @ 1/4 cup of olive oil- throw everything in the food processor, process until smooth-ish, scrape sides a few times if necessary.

these oaty rhubarb streusel bars with the last of the rhubarb in the fridge.

I substituted Earth Balance Vegan Sticks for the butter and 1/2 whole wheat for the flour and did not do the ginger icing topping…they are yummy.  they are more of a cross between a bar and a crumble though…they do not hold together very well (maybe because of the butter substitution?) and they are tart- but I like that.

we love this sourdough bread fresh out of the oven with soup (tonight was leftover zucchini-potato from Love Soup).  I use the Tassajara method for making my starter, but the recipe in this book for the bread…the machine does the kneading, the rise and baking happen without.  the garlic scape pesto is also delicious on this bread toasted!

half a gallon of yogurt in the crock pot.  I used to use the cooler method, but since figuring out how to make yogurt in the crock pot, find this so much easier.  my instructions come from The Indian Slow Cooker.

take 2 quarts of milk (cow, soy etc- I use soy) and put in crock pot on low for 2.5 hours.  turn off crock pot and leave lid in place.  wrap entire crock pot with a thick bath towel.  allow to sit for 3 hours.  wisk in apx. 1/2-1 cup of yogurt with active culture (this can be store bought, or some you made from previous batch).  replace lid and towel and allow to sit for 5-8 hours.  I have found soy milk sets much faster than cow.  transfer to a very clean container (canning jars work well) and keep in fridge.  use within 7-10 days.

tomorrow will be chocolate chip cookies for hubbies 4th of july birthday!

enjoy your holiday weekend.



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