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!!


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. :)