This week's recipe for healthy sourdough rolls is another case of a thrifty choice leading to better results. Read on for details, plus find out about two kindred-spirit bloggers I met at Netroots Nation, consider the politics of a Bacon and Bourbon social, and check out two new short videos and the first full-length video of a Cook for Good class.
Easy Sourdough Whole-Wheat Rolls. About 10% of the cost of my Whisk Breads pays for yeast. Could I save 33 cents on every batch and add some local flavor at the same time? Yes, with sourdough starter. I toasted one of these for breakfast today and topped it with peanut butter. Yum!
Please check out the recipe and let me know in the comments what you think about the new photo style. I'm trying to include more and better pictures with each recipe. Is it worth the effort?
New videos. Check out the sneak previews on making lump-free pudding and the story of how the Cook for Good project started. They're previews for the 62-minute video of the Cook for Good in 20 Minutes a Day class. Premium members get a $2 discount on the video: just go to Do It --> Premium Content.
Blogger Roundup. After four days of brilliant speeches and top-notch training at Netroots Nation, I could only conclude that the progressive goals are shockingly normal. Let's have good jobs for everyone, jobs that pay enough to support a family. Let's have safe homes, a healthy environment, good education, and the security to be who we are without violence or discrimination. And let's have healthy food and cut the waste, urges two terrific bloggers that I met. You can meet them too >>
Upcoming events. Big day tomorrow, June 23rd! At 9:30 a.m., I'll be on Raleigh TWC channel 14 for my first TV spot (whoo-hoo!). Also tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., we'll have a free reception at Quail Ridge Books & Music with local cheeses and bread sponsored by Whole Foods for members of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and supporters of the 10% Local campaign. That will lead into my Wildly Affordable Organic book event at 7:30 p.m. also at Quail Ridge Books, with samples of Hummus and Ginger-Glazed Carrot Cake. Ask about how your purchase of WAO can trigger a donation to the 10% Local Campaign that night.
On June 24th at 1:00pm, drop by for a free demo and tasting of my Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce and Seasonal Vegetables at the new Whole Foods in North Raleigh. Hope you'll come to Chatham Marketplace on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:30 p.m. for my Wildly Affordable Organic book event. Learn how this 4-year project into healthy eating came to be, with practical tips to help you and yours cook more local, sustainably raised food. Try my Southern Summer Pesto and my Chocolate Pumpkin Snack Cake. Chatham Marketplace will donate 10% of WAO sales that evening to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.
Bacon and Bourbon. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union hung up a banner saying that they were "putting food on the tables of American Families." Too bad the food was only bourbon and bacon ... even the cupcakes. Maybe they thought we were the bad guys? Read more >>
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