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Apple Spelt Squares


Got Apples? Make Apple Sauce.

Got Apple Sauce? Make Apple Spelt Squares.

Snacks for kids are probably one of the most challenging things about feeding your family local. You can always bring along some fruits and veggies, but there isn’t any reason your children can’t enjoy a baked good too. Skip the sugar laden cereal bars from the grocery store and make a batch of these.

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Easy Apple Sauce Recipe

Apples are one of those great local foods that you can usually get almost year round. They store well and new technology that allows producers to create low oxygen storage means you can order them from Wendy’s Mobile Market almost anytime.

Besides slicing them up and eating them as is (or just biting into one) there are so many ways to bring the local flavor of apples into your child’s diet. Apple Sauce is a snack staple, and making your own (no sugar or preservatives added!) is too simple to resist.

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Adaptable Tomato Sauce

I have training in classical French cuisine. Sounds oh so fancy no? Well it turns out it actually ends up being oh so useless in practical life.

Okay, I shouldn’t say useless. A lot of the basic skills have value, but its none too often that I’ll take the time to debone a chicken leg, make a filling, stuff the chicken, wrap it, boil it (yes boil), and then bake it. Not to mention make a sauce that requires the creation of two other sauces, and potatoes that have been peeled, chopped, boiled, mashed, shaped, coated and fried.

I don’t even bother to peel my potatoes now; everyone knows all the nutrients are in the skin anyway.

Practical cooking is all about adaptability. Local cooking is all about adaptability. This tomato sauce recipe, oh it’s adaptable.

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Jerusalem Artichoke Mash

 

With the Jerusalem Artichokes I picked up the other day from the  downtown market I sauted half of them with some broccoli and parmesan, and with the other half I decided to make a quick side for the next day’s meal.

I’m all about breaking up the work in cooking and having a side or two already done makes getting dinner together much easier (dare I say more feasible?).

While my first half of Jerusalem Artichokes were sizzling in a pan on the stove I put these together in no time. The reward was much greater than the work.

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Jerusalem Artichokes- Sauted

Selection is limited at the Market right now. None the less the husband, little one and I headed downtown on Saturday to see what the vendors do have available.

There are a few stalls that carry produce that doesn`t strictly qualify as local (banana`s anyone?) and I usually pass those in favor of truly local food.

Unfortunately the current scarceness of the local food vendors make the banana laden stalls look all that more appealing.

I just have to keep reminding myself that June strawberries will seem all the sweeter after waiting months for them to grow. Too bad strawberries go so well with bananas.

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