Thursday, April 30, 2009

Veggies and Fruits


We received another local grown veggie/fruit delivery today. We received:

2 very large zucchini - local
1 container grape tomatoes - local
2 jumbo sweet onions - local
1 head romaine lettuce - local
8 gala apples
strawberries - local

8 d'anjou pears
5 bananas

I'm excited to try a recipe for Strawberry Bread that is in the Simply In Season (World Community Cookbook) that I received from a dear friend as a sweet surprise! Recently I read on her blog that SHE tried it and it was SO yummy, so I'm super excited to make it!! I have everything except the whole wheat flour, so I'm going to run out and get more of that this afternoon, since the strawberries we received need to be used within 1-2 days, as there is no fungicides sprayed on them to keep from molding.

Strawberry Bread from: Simply In Season (World Community Cookbook)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 & 1/4 cups strawberries (mashed)
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix together in a large bowl, stirring until just combined. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, appx. 1 hour. My friend said hers took around 45 min... so I guess it needs to be checked around 40 minutes in.... I'll re-post once I bake ours!

Here's another recipe I was offered up in my delivery today for Balsamic Strawberries with Whipped Marscapone Cheese ..... may have to try that soon too!!

3 comments:

Cascia said...

Fresh fruits and vegetables are always good. I'll have to try your recipe.

@emsilva said...

please let us all know how the bread turned out. we have a great one for banana bread.

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awesome just book marked your site so I can come back and try this recipe. I wish I knew of a place that would deliver fresh fruits and veggies to my house. :)