Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Poems of The Week

Two     For     One

For     One     Too

Go     For     Broke

  Forgo       Broke

by Cristina Paul

Monday, April 14, 2008

Vegetables are SWEEEEEEEET! Loaf

Sure to make the aunts whisper and the uncles rub their bellies
Will feed 6 uncles or 8 aunts

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp salt
dash of allspice
1 3/4 cup grated zucchini (about 1 large zucchini)
1/2 cup grated carrots
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup molasses
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9x5x3" loaf pan with cooking spray.
2. Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices together in a medium bowl; set aside.
3. Emulsify wet ingredients by processing the oil, molasses, eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well blended in a food processor fitted with a pastry blade.
4. Once the wet ingredients are emulsified, pour them into an electric mixer and gradually add the dry ingredients while beating at low speed until just combined.
4. Stir in the carrots and zucchini.
5. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.
6. Bake for about 50 minutes or until a cake tester comes clean. Err on the side of the loaf being under done! Cool on a rack or trivet for at least and hour. This cake tastes best when completely cool and lasts (provided you can resist the temptation) for three days if it is wrapped and left on a counter.

Recipe by Cristina Paul