Violet Froth

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: August 30, 2016
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: a minute in the blender

It’s not often one sees a milkshake or smoothie of this colour. But it’s pretty isn’t it. And why not use grape juice instead of orange juice for a change?

Violet Froth

Violet Froth

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Elisha’s Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: August 9/16
Yield: 2 dozen
Time needed: 45 minutes

These are one of the staff-created variations on the basic muffin recipe used by Alternative Grounds, a popular fair-trade coffee roasters in Toronto. Sadly they no longer operate the restaurant where these muffins were served each morning, but the coffee is still available at various local outlets.

This is a very good muffin, moist and tasty. Good call, Elisha!

Elisha's Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Elisha’s Apple Cinnamon Muffins

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Barley and Yogurt Soup

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: July 2, 2016
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
Time needed: About 30 minutes

Prior preparation needed
Cook barley (40 minutes)

With the barley already cooked, this is a quick soup to make. I find it rather bland though and would add an enlivening spice such as cayenne or curry powder.

Barley and Yogurt Soup

Barley and Yogurt Soup

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