Posts for January, 2012

Bluher's Borscht (V)

Monday, January 9th, 2012

-Shred beets and boil

-Add potato — boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes

-Add cabbage, some tomatoes  — boil, then let simmer for 5 minutes

-Add red pepper, celery, carrots — boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes

-Add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and dried dill to taste

For non-vegans: Enjoy with yogurt or sour cream

Gluten-Free Banana Cranberry Bread (V)

Sunday, January 1st, 2012
  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter*
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cranberries
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, maple syrup and mashed bananas until well blended. Add the banana mixture to the flour mixture; mix until batter is just moist. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. If using muffin or cupcake tins, bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. (Makes 1 loaf.)

*To make vegan: Replace the eggs with 2 additional bananas and use vegan margarine instead of butter.

(Baked by Anna ’12, on 11/26/11)

Coming soon… Lottery for Spring 2012

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We will be holding our Spring 2012 lottery in January to fill open spots. Do you want your name on the wait-list? If so, email If you’ve already put your name on the wait-list, watch your inbox for more news in the near future.

We’ll also be posting important information on the blog about joining for Fall 2012, so keep checking!