Friday, May 6, 2016

Yummy breakfast or brunch idea!

Rhubarb season is HERE! Yaaaayyyy! This tart fruity treat is one of the first harbingers of Springtime Yumminess and an excellent way to get "fresh" back on the menu. Lighten up a weekend morning with this extra bit of deliciousness. Highlighted ingredients can be found right on the HPFC ordering page to make sure you have all the right ingredients.


(4-6 breakfast or brunch servings)

1 ¼ lb (about 5 cups) rhubarb, cut into ¼ inch pieces

1 ½ cups plus 3 Tbls. sugar

3 large egg whites

1 ¼ cup milk (any type)

1 ½ Tbls. oil

1 ½ cups white or blended flour

¼ cup whole wheat flour

1 Tbls. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

Prepare sauce: Mix 1 ½ cups sugar and the chopped rhubarb in a saucepan and cook over medium low heat until simmering. Cook until the rhubarb is tender and translucent. With a slotted spoon, remove about 1 cup of the rhubarb to a bowl to use in the waffle batter. Bring the remaining rhubarb in sugar syrup to a boil over medium heat and boil approx. 5 minutes or until thickened. Keep warm but not hot.

Waffle batter: Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until very frothy. Whisk in milk and oil. Stir in reserved cooked rhubarb. Mix all dry ingredients together thoroughly then add to egg and rhubarb mixture. Mix gently until all is just moistened.

Lightly brush heated waffle iron with oil if it is not non-stick. Add batter to hot waffle iron until batter fills approx. 2/3 of the iron, close and cook until properly browned, about 4 min. Remove waffle and continue until all batter is used. Serve waffles hot, topped with warm sauce.

Adapted from Eating Well in Season cookbook

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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There has been a MASSIVE recall of frozen vegetables due to a listeria outbreak at the packaging facility. This includes both organic and conventional vegetables and under MANY brand names. Too many to list here, actually. Below are links to a Washington Post article about what is known so far and a link to the FDA page listing all of the brand names. The FDA page goes on and on, so make sure you keep scrolling even though it initially appears that the list is not that long. So far eight illnesses have been linked to this outbreak and potentially two deaths, although they are not sure yet if the deaths are due to the listeria.

The Washington Post link:

The FDA list of product names/brands: