Kombucha

So I am really interesed in Kombuncha and everything it claims to offer however I just can’t get over the rotten taste it leaves in your mouth.  It just taste like rotten fruit/vegetables (which it is in a way since it is fermented) but it’s hard to get down.  I find myself chugging it when I do drink it and I appreciate the sparkling aspect of it as this helps in distracting my mind as the rotting beverages slides down my throat but who knows maybe I just haven’t found my flavour yet and I think I definitly took a bigger risk this time with the multi-green which is essentially kombucha and green algae.  Anyone have any favourites I should try? I’ve tired a guava one that wasn’t bad but otherwise that’s it.

 

 

On another note last night was a yummy dinner of Ani Phyo’s raw shiitake miso soup which I was skeptical about considering the large amount of olive oil involved but it was delicious.  We also had a sprouts and cabbage salad with sweet miso dressing from Everyday Raw which was delicious- made from white miso, raw tahini, lemon juice and water soooooooo good.

Menu for Jan 21-27th

Wednesday:

Soy-Mirin Tofu Over Rice with Broccoli and Peanut Sauce

 

Thursday:

Smokey Miso Tofu Sandwiches w/Sauteed Purple Cabbage

Friday:

 

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Baguette

Crackers

Veggies

And Dr. Cow Cheese

 

 Saturday:

Tamarind Tempeh Kabobs

Saturday:

Mushroom Wontons

Veggie Spring Rolls

Vegetable Stir Fry

Sunday:

Lasagna

Monday:

Fat Free Vegan Corn Chowder

Tuesday:

Tofu Red Curry with Rice and Vegetables

 

CSA

Sugarsnax Carrots; Chioggia and/or Red Beets; All Blue Potatoes; Brussels Sprouts; Sweet Salad Turnips; Yellow Storage Onions; Bright Lights and/or Ruby Red Chard; Mix of Claytonia and Spinach; ; Elmore Mountain Multigrain Bread.

Hen of the Wood Members look for your cranberries this week!

Holiday Dinner Menu

Menu

Appetizers

 “Sausage” Rolls w/ a selection of mustards
 Spinach Dip Bread Bowl w/ bread bites and veggies
 Poinsettia Cocktail (non-alcoholic for Grammy)

Dinner

 Winter Salad w/ Toasted Mustard Seed Vinaigrette
 Mushroom, Lentil & Wild Rice Timbale
o A timbale is a large thimble or cone shaped mold used for various sorts of food. The name is derived from ‘thimble’. (However we will be using ramekins)
 Roasted Squash
 Mushroom Gravy
 Mashed Potatoes
 Holiday Wine

Dessert

 Assortment of Holiday Cookies
 Mini Fruit Cakes
 Coffee and Tea

CSA SHARE

This Week’s Share Contains Yellow Potatoes (Some Russets and Other Mixed In); Bunch Kale (Maybe depends on the weather);Shallots; Mars and/or Torpedo Onions; Turnips -or- Rutabaga; Pie Pumpkin -or- Red Kuri; Parsnips; Brussels Sprouts; Bag of Greens (Probably Mix of Claytonia and Tatsoi); 2 Mini Decorative Pumpkins; Butterworks Farm Early Riser Cornmeal; Fresh Cranberries from Vermont Cranberry Company;Dozen of Deborah’s Eggs; Organic Quebec Flaxseed

You may have noticed that there was no CSA share post last week that is because our partners took everything last week and we are taking everything this week because our CSA partners will be out of town this week. We will be giving the eggs to my parents as obviously we will not be eating them and our partners will not be around to take them.

Some plans we have to use these items are:

CSA Week 4

This Week’s Share Contains Red Kuri Squash; Russet Potatoes; Mixed Medium Beets; 2 Stalks Brussels Sprouts; Torpedo Onions; Bag Mixed Spinach and Claytonia; Green and/or Purple Pac Choi; Bunch Cilantro; Sweet Salad Turnips; Rolled Oats from Quebec; Butterworks Farm Whole-Wheat Pastry Flour; Red Hen Pain au Levain;
(and eggs for our omnivore share partners)