Week Eight: Brunch Potluck – Followed by days of rain & vibrant colors

06-25-16 CTGTT Brunch spread
A gorgeous breakfast spread at Tommy Thompson – a start to week eight by displaying creative uses of week seven harvest!

To the far right on the bottom of the photo are muffins made by student, Haley. She sent the recipe shortly thereafter:

Love Muffins

Ingredients:

(wet)

1 tbsp ground flax seed (mixed with 2 tbsp water)

3 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 15 oz. can of white beans, drained and rinsed, or the same amount prepared by you and not from a can

(dry)

1 cup of your favorite flour (can be wheat or gluten free blend)

1/2 a cup of sugar or something sweet you like

1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

Possible garden additions: strawberry slices, raspberries, chopped up lemon balm

A savory garden option: replace half of the sugar with a handful of chopped up savory herbs and a bit of garlic or cheese

How to:

-Preheat your oven to 350 and lightly grease your muffin tin with oil.

-Mix the wet ingredients plus 3 or so tbsp of water in a blender or food processor.

-Mix the dry ingredients in the bowl.

-Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon, stirring as little as possible. I had to add more water here– if it is very clumpy, add some in!

-Mix in additions

-Bake for 20-26 minutes

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Icecubes from the potluck with Johnny Jump Up flowers frozen inside

 

Also known as violas or pansies, these flowers may almost obnoxiously take over garden beds but they sure do taste lovely when melted into an iced drink on a hot day.

 

Below are photos of flowers, peas, and a peaking tomatillo, all replenished and grateful for the on and off days of rain..

 

 

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california poppy opens up

 

06-21-16 CTGEA Strawberry red, a summer harvest!

Strawberries from Ethan Allen

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