Applesauce Quick Bread

Every year I pack a small bag of fresh herbs and something baked for my next-door neighbors. This year I made a small loaf of applesauce quick bread – a good way to use up the applesauce! This recipe is adapted from Taste of Home. Wet ingredients 3 eggs, beaten 1 1/4 cups applesauce 1/4 cup oil 1/2 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar Mix these until blended. I just used a wooden spoon. Dry ingredients 2 cups white flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. allspice Whisk these until blended. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients just until the larger lumps are gone. Divide evenly among small loaf pans (I made five – four for the neighbors and one for me to make sure they came out right!) Bake at 350′ for 30 minutes or until … Continue reading

What’s wrong with wheat

Local farmer Peggy Hall posted this link – had to share it here: The Real Reason for Toxic Wheat. Another reason in the hopper to trace why conventional wheat causes reactions in many people: flooding fields with Roundup at harvest. I am not making this up. Nash farms in Clallam County grow many grains and sell through the Poulsbo Farmers Market. My family makes bread in a bread machine, a five minute setup and three hours later we have bread. It’s delicious and sustaining. … Continue reading

Breaking out the crock pot

The commitment to cook and eat at home is constantly renewed. This summer Alex and I bought a bookstore. It’s great and we’re happy, but adjusting to having a family member go back to work hit us harder than we expected. He’d taken on making lunch every day and dinner most days. Now he works at the store all day, I work at my day job and then head for the shop at night. We had a lot of pizza and takeout Chinese. After a couple of weeks of this I rebelled. No more industrial food! Ted made a lot of dinners while we adjusted. Last week I broke out the crockpot and made a dinner that was waiting for us when we got home. I see a lot more crock pot dinners in our future! Here’s a quick chicken broth idea. It starts with a chicken dinner. Prep: pull … Continue reading