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Monday, March 28, 2011

Who Says March is a Slow Month?

Another fabulous exchange! We had kumquats, sunchokes, banana bread, oranges, sour oranges, fresh eggs and herbs. Next month are planning a get-together for all members!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our January Exchange!

Well, if January is any indication, we are off to a great start for 2011. We had limes, lemons, oranges, orange marmalade and banana bread! Thanks everyone! I'm planning to juice the citrus, freeze and save for some delicious marinades this summer! Here is the recipe for the banana bread:

1.5 cups whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons vital wheat gluten(optional, makes for a less dense loaf)

1/4 cup flaxseed meal

1/4 cup coconut flour

2 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup butter(you can use all coconut oil if you want, but it ain't cheap)

3/4 agave syrup

1/4 cup walnuts(optional)

1.5 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

5 medium overripe bananas, mashed

Mix flour, flaxseed meal, coconut flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder. Make a well in the center. In another bowl, mix bananas, oil, eggs, butter. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture all at once and mix just until moist. Batter will be lumpy. Grease bottom and halfway up the side of loaf pan. Pour mixture into loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees or 45 in medium loaf, or 55 minutes to one hour in large loaf pan. Stick a toothpick into center to make sure there is not wet liquid left. Put aluminum foil on top last 15 minutes to prevent overbrowning.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

It just keeps getting better....

For this month's exchange, our members shared: Green and red tomatoes, peppers, Meyer lemons, sour oranges, walnuts, tangerines, pomegranates, rosemary, persimmons, basil, banana bread and sage. I tried a persimmon for the first time ever in a green salad with pomegranate dressing and it was fabulous! Someone recommended that I try dried persimmon-that it's like candy! Let me know what you did with your items if you get a chance!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Our October and November 2010 Exchanges!

As usual we had a great exchange of veggies, fruit and herbs! We shared pears, eggplant, basil, green onions, zucchini, green tomatoes, roma tomatoes and more! Three MercedShares members went to the farm tour for the TD Willey Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) and it was so inspiring to see where they grow our food and how they grow it. Then we went and had delicious fresh pressed pomegranate juice at the farm next door.

Our next exchange happens on Saturday, November 20.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday, November 7!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Our next exchange is Saturday, October 30!

Hello, life got a little hectic and we didn't have an exchange in September, but we are on for October! One purpose of these exchanges is to reduce wasted food. Recently I heard about a blog created by Jonathan Bloom that discusses some practical and interesting ways to prevent the food waste in this country. Go to and click on the tab that says Act! I'm also adding the link to our page.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Who knew this could be so much fun?

Another amazing exchange! This time we had HOMEMADE fresh pesto, kabocha(japanese pumpkin), nectarines, zucchini, yellow squash, organic Kokuho Rose brown rice from Dos Palos, roma tomatoes, apples, rosemary, thyme, basil, cucumbers, and sweet yellow peppers.

What I love about these exchanges is that they are fun! We talk about food(of course), learn about the produce and how it is grown, and catch up on what's new since the last time we saw each other.

Thanks to everyone that participated! Our next exchange: Saturday, September 25!