No Blues on the Fourth

Samples of Jewel Cabbage Slaw at North End Teen Center Grand Opening (photo by Grit Youngquist of Ramsey County Health Dept)

The Delivered Dishes of the Week, Fireworks Wheatberry Salad and Firecracker Slaw, feature lots of red, white, purple and green — all colors except for blue. I’m getting beautiful fresh chard today from my friend Chris Gamm, who has an organic farm in St Francis. The diced stalks will replace celery in the Wheatberry, and shredded chard leaves will go in the Slaw.

See below for a short list of upcoming DDoW menus, or read the full descriptions at the Menu Archive.
Tracy and kids at North End Teen Center

Tracy and tweens at St Paul's new North End Teen Center June 20th (photo by Grit Youngquist of Ramsey County Health Dept)

June 20th: I provided samples of Lentil Beet Salad and Jewel Cabbage Slaw — and met Mayor Coleman — at the Grand opening of the St Paul Parks & Rec North End Teen Center, on Rice & Marion. I’ll be teaching cooking classes there later this summer & fall. It’s a great facility, designed in collaboration with a local teen council. The tweens in attendance snarfed up both salads and took some home, which was very gratifying. The older teens, who were acting as tour guides, did not. Hmmm.
Other Notes:
  • I picked up “Reverse Diabetes: Your Total Guide to Blood Sugar Control” by Reader’s Digest. It’s a really nice, well-designed book with lots of strategies for life-style changes such as calming yoga and biking as well as a healthful diet. I am very pleased to notice that most of my dishes are just like theirs.
  • I hope to include some fresh peas soon here and there, which should be avail from local farms soon. Market produce is a bit behind due to a cooler May & June.
  • Harvest that giant bush of oregano and make a paste w/ garlic, then freeze, to use like pesto. It’s also good freshly snipped in salads.

Fireworks Salad, which I make with either red wheat berries or red rice.

1) Firecracker Slaw in Chipotle Vinaigrette.Vegan & gluten-free. With apples and raw beets. 

2) Fireworks Wheat Berry Salad, Tarragon Vinaigrette. Vegan & Gluten-free. Chewy & crunchy.

July 4 – July 10 
1) Potato & Vegetable Fricassee with Oregano. Vegan & Gluten-free.
1) Beans and Brown Rice Pilaf. Vegan & Gluten-free.

July 11 – July 17
1) Black-eyed Peas & Barley Salad w/ Mint Vinaigrette. Vegan.
2) Green Beans & Quinoa with Dill. Vegan & Gluten-free. 

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