They are also high in protein and whole grains, and have a list of ingredients that even I can remember off the top of my head. Recipe to come in my book, Cooking for Emotional Wellness, due out this fall!
My food photographer took the first picture for the book — gluten-free chocolate chip oatmeal cookies — good for the Warrior’s soul.
Recipe to follow in my book, Cooking for Emotional Wellness — due out this fall!
From newly re-elected City Councilmember Steve Stycos:
EDGEWOOD WINTER MARKET
Beginning Thursday November 29, Cranston will have its own winter farmer’s market at Edgewood Congregational Church. 1788 Broad Street. The market will be held Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30, every OTHER week, in the church which is across the street from William Hall Library.
Vendors from the Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market will offer local seasonal produce, honey, seafood, pastured meats, and freshly prepared farm kitchen delights, as well as the fabulous offerings of the Presto Strange-O Coffee Truck! We hope the winter market will supply another local food source and additional income for our farmers.
Please support this new community effort, and spread the word! This market will start as CASH ONLY, since it’s a pilot venture. The only exception is for EBT/SNAP benefits. We will accept EBT payments at the winter market.
Wednesday, December 19 from 6:30-8:00 p.m, Edgewood author Adam Braver will read from his latest book, Misfit, at the William Hall Library. The public is welcome.
The Hall Library winter jazz series continues Sunday November 25, Sunday December 2 and Sunday December 9 with free concerts beginning at 2 PM at the Hall Library on Broad Street, Cranston.
See you at the winter market.
Just after the New Year, Hostess Brands, the largest producer of baked goods in the United States, filed for bankruptcy. Formerly called Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the company had previously filed for bankruptcy protection in 2004. It emerged from what became the most protracted bankruptcy process in history in 2009 and renamed itself Hostess Brands. The resolution of that previous bankruptcy filing was secured through major concessions by the company’s unionized employees in exchange for equity in the company, infusions of cash from GE Capital and three private equity companies--one of which, Ripplewood Holdings acquired a 50% share of the company--and the termination of public trading of the company’s stock.
Stuck in Whole Foods in between errands with time to kill. And there’s a dessert bar. Fruit trifle and chocolate ganache. It wouldn’t make sense to pass that up, would it?
I’m looking at a poster on the wall with the 4 pillars of healthy eating. Healthy fats? Well, lots of fat, some of it must be healthy. Chocolate is a good source of niacin. I’ll diet tomorrow.
Well, Pa, our li’l ones are growin’ up. The spinach and lettuce and spring mix were all harvested after this picture, and the tomatoes are well on their way to producing fruit. The only casualty so far appears to be the one spinach plant that was nibbled down by some creature.
Also included in this gallery are pics of my other not-so-li’l-one on the zipline at the playground which is next to the community garden. In case you forgot how fun it was to go zipping through the air like that on a beautiful June evening, do take a moment to relive it. This one goes really fast, too, way faster than the one at Garden City playground.
Today the weather cleared and we were able to put in 16 more beds at the Edgewood Community Garden, which sits on the corner of the parking lot of Edgewood-Highlands Elementary School. The workers toiled quickly in the hot sun and managed to build and install 8 4-bed units in less than two hours!
You can also see pictures of the progress of our patch of garden. Everything seems to be coming along nicely, although one head of spinach appeared to been gnawed off, probably by a hungry little creature. Other than that, I am impressed at how easily this garden is starting its life.
We also cleared another half bed today and planted seeds for beans, cabbage, radishes, and squash.
There’s more to the story than just a few bad potatoes (and bad potato jokes). Read on:
From Steve Stycos:
PAWTUXET VILLAGE FARMERS MARKET OPENS SATURDAY
The Pawtuxet Village Farmers Market opens Saturday May 12 for its year with the addition of a coffee vendor, a fisherman and a new bakery. In addition, returning farmers will have a variety of salad greens and spinach, plus plants.
Our newest vendor is LeFavorite Bakery, located in Governor Francis Shopping Center on Warwick Avenue in the plaza across from Ocean State Job Lot. The bakery offers a variety of breads including Italian, rye, seven grain, pumpernickel and sourdough, in addition to pastries, muffins and cookies. The Rhodes Elementary School PTA will also be holding a bake sale Saturday.
Customers looking for a beverage to go with their LeFavorite Danish, will be able to purchase a variety of cold and hot teas, coffees and expresso from Presto Strange O Coffee Truck. Owners Jay and Jeff Case of Warwick will also offer coffee beans from Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, hot cider from Jaswell Farm in Scituate and cookies, brownies and biscotti from The Cakery in Woonsocket. To save on trash, please consider bringing your own coffee cup to the market.
The Local Catch of Galilee will also rejoin the market for its first full season. Captain Richard Cook was pleased by the support he received last fall. He provides a wide variety of seafood, including scallops, oysters, clams and a variety of fin fish caught by Cook and other local fishermen.
Returning vendors will be led by vegetable growers Bob and Ingrid Fratantuono of Rocky Ledge Farm, the Xiongs, Christina Dedora and Kim Morin of Blue Sky Flower Farm and Frank Martinelli of PV Farm. In addition, Shelley, Peter and Joe Conti Of the Virginia and Spanish Peanut Company, beekeeper Bernie Bieder, Donna Dunn of Rhode Island Spa Products and Fred and Kathy Weber of Wedgewood Flowers will be at them market this spring.
The market is open Saturday mornings from 9 to 12 in the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet parking lot, on Rhodes Place in Pawtuxet Village.
Thursday May 17: 6:30 PM: Horseshoe crab walk at Stillhouse Cove with Save the Bay Habitat Restoration Coordinator Wenley Ferguson. Short walk during a spring moon tide to watch horseshoe crabs mate and review the cove restoration. Meet at the cove’s south end at the junction of Ocean Avenue and Narragansett Boulevard in Cranston. Rain date Friday May 18 at 6:30 PM.
Saturday May 12 the Edgewood Waterfront Preservation Association is sponsoring a Stilllhouse Cove Cleanup from 9 to 12. Bring rubber boots.
The Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s is selling T-shirts to fund nutrition education initiatives in schools. You can see the shirt at http://www.teespring.com/realfood.
If you haven’t received one in the mail, the annual issue of The Pawtuxet River Rag is out with market and other environmental news. Free copies are available at the recycling table.
See you Saturday at the market.