April 2016 Potluck

Tuesday Thursday, April 28, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of Tara Whitsitt, in the main house at 351 W. 10th Ave, Eugene.

Discussion and food for sale:
Tara Whitsitt is the founder of “Fermentation on Wheels,” a grassroots project that provides free food education and inspires people through workshops that raise awareness about food sustainability alongside teaching fermentation. Tara will talk about her food adventures and the exciting life forces of fermentation. She looks forward to collaborating with us. For information about her upcoming classes, see her website at fermentationonwheels.com. Her project was also written up in the Sunday, March 20th RegisterGuard.

As an additional treat, a representative from a fifth generation family farm in Crow will be here to sell you grass-fed pastured beef from cattle raised by their teenagers in 4-H for their college fund. It’s been flash frozen and can be had for $6/pound for hamburger. The person coming will be the one with the least amount of homework that night!

Directions:
Between Lincoln Street and Lawrence Street, a few blocks northwest of the Eugene Public Library; Google map

Phone: 503-479-5518

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

February 2016: Potluck & Discussion

Tuesday, February 23, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of Melanie and Doug, hosted by Rolene, 784 Nantucket Ave, Eugene.

Discussion & Demo:
Sources for traditional foods: Lisa will share information from the recent WAPF conference about where to find the foods we need, but we also suggest you bring your suggestions of local sources you’ve found to share with the group.

Directions:
From River Road, turn west onto Howard Ave, then south onto N. Park Ave, east onto Nantucket. Google map

Phone:

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

January 2016: Demo And Workshop

We wanted to save spaces for the new people we met at Fun with Fermentation, but there is still room for a couple more participants!  Join us if you can!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

HANDS ON SAUERKRAUT MAKING WORKSHOP

6:30 to 8:00 PM AFTER DINNER (this is not a potluck)

Demo:

Lisa and Megan will demonstrate how to make sauerkraut, then you will make some for yourselves with your ingredients.

Bring your own set-up:

Cutting board, knife, big bowl to pound in, Kraut Pounder, wide mouth quart Mason glass canning jar and 2-part lid. I will have jars for sale for $1 in case you don’t have one, some glass weights also for $1 and of course the Kraut Pounders that we sell as our fundraiser. For this event, we will discount them by $3 and sell them for $27.

Ingredients:

Bring 1 medium sized head of cabbage (about 3 lbs.), 1 1/2 Tablespoons sea salt, 1/4 cup whey or a couple of capsules of probiotics (or leave that out and add a little more salt, or not). Some like to add caraway seeds or juniper berries or fennel seeds.

For additional recipe ideas see: krautpounder.com/recipes

Or any of the books listed at: krautpounder.com/recommended-reading

Location:

At the home of Megan & Richard

2210 Floral Hill Drive, Eugene

Directions:

Go EAST on 19th past the University of Oregon campus. Follow signs directing you toward Hendricks Park. When 19th ends at Fairmount Blvd., turn RIGHT. In one block, turn LEFT on Summit and go to the top of the hill where you can see the Hendricks Park Picnic Shelter. (Do not turn left on Birch.) Stay on Summit as it curves right, becoming Floral Hill Drive. (Do not turn right onto Fairmount Drive back through the woods.) In one block, when you exit the park where the houses are, Floral Hill Drive curves right at the yield sign. (Do not keep going downhill onto Sylvan.) 2210 Floral Hill Drive is the 8th house on the right, and is aqua, orange and gray. You’ll see a willow tree and an arbor vita hedge as you approach. Call 541-344-7604 if you get lost. If it’s icy that night, don’t use Summit, and check to see if it’s still on. If it’s on, I will direct you another way that we use when it’s icy.

Reservations:

Email Megan at radzillameg@gmail.com to reserve your spot. There is room for the first eight people who sign up to make sauerkraut. There is also room for a few others to watch or to assist.

December 10: Potluck and demo

Thursday, December 10, 2015  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Janet’s home, 2705 Madison St, South Eugene

Discussion & Demo:

Lisa Bianco-Davis, our chapter leader, will tell us the most fascinating things that she learned at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference.

Books about the topics we’ve discussed will be for sale. They make good holiday gifts.

Directions:
Coming soon. Google map

Phone:

(541) 357-0004

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome.
Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles
please see our Potlucks page.

November 3: Potluck and discussion

Tuesday, November 3, 2015  POTLUCK, 
WAPF Book Sale and Tour of Hummingbird Wholesale
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Hummingbird Wholesale, 150 Shelton-McMurphey Blvd, Eugene. Meet in Board Room.

Discussion & Demo:
Charlie Tilt, Co-owner of Hummingbird Wholesale will take us on a tour of the facilities, which include the wholesale market, a food-production kitchen, and several other businesses, and we’ll find out what else.

Also, Eugene Chapter WAPF will have books available for purchase so you can plan ahead for your holiday shopping. You will especially like the new
Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children which we will make available for $27.

Directions:
The street NORTH of the Amtrak train station. It is a big brick red building.
The west side gate will be open for on-site parking and the entrances
on the west side and north along the sidewalk will both be open. Google map

Phone: (541) 686-0921

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome.
Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles
please see our Potlucks page.

October 8: Potluck and demo

Thursday, October 8, 2015  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Ellens home, 1025 Elkay Drive, Eugene. Please don’t block the driveway.

Discussion & Demo:
Come to the potluck and meet Megan Stevens, owner of Vanilla Jill’s in the Whiteaker neighborhood, and author of the cookbook, “Eat Beautiful, grain-free, sugar-free and loving it”. You can read her blog at http://eatbeautiful.net/. She will speak to us about how to make tasty food that you can enjoy eating even though it’s wholesome and nutritious! She uses a whole foods approach and will provide us with a delicious treat from her recipe book, and tell us how to make it. We invited her to bring copies of her cookbook to sell and sign for us.

Directions:
West of River Road. Google map

Phone:
541-689-3968

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

August Potluck – In Review

I thought I’d let you know what many of you missed last month.  We had a potluck at Hendrick’s Park in Eugene.  It started off slow while people found there way there, but after a little bit we had a lively group of participants and lots of food.

I did a demo of making Beet Kvass, and talked about making pickles and other fermented veggies.

A few of the dishes we enjoyed included:

  • Corn on the cob
  • Homemade raw butter
  • Crustless Quiche
  • Roast pork
  • Paleo Garlic-Herb Crackers
  • Grainfree zucchini bread
  • Chicken gizzards with garlic & butter
  • Lactofermented pickles & mixed vegetables
  • Watermelon
  • and other delicious foods…

I brought the grain-free zucchini bread and had requests for the recipe so here it is:

Zucchini Bread

Part 1:

  • 3 c. zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Part 2: dry ingredients

  • 1/2 c Coconut Flour
  • 1 TBS Maca Powder*
  • 1 TBS Flax Seeds
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 TBS Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Mace
  • 1/8 tsp Clove

Part 3: liquid ingredients

  • 1/3 c. Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 TBS Ginger, freshly grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Stevia (other natural sweetener of your choice)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Plantain**

Directions:

1) Grate zucchini, add salt, mix well and leave in bowl while preparing other ingredients.

2) Grind flax seeds in clean coffee grinder if available (omit if not available). Combine flax seed meal and all dry ingredients in bowl.

3) Combine wet ingredients in a separate container and blend until plantain is liquefied (an immersion blender works well for this).

4) Drain zucchini thoroughly.  Squeezing with your hands as much juice as possible (retain juice for separate recipe such as soup, or compost).  Draining the zucchini makes a big difference to the consistency of the bread.

5) Combine all ingredients and spoon into well greased loaf pan.

6) Bake at 350 F until done (about 1 hour).  Check bread at 45 minutes, then give it an

other 15 minutes or more until done.  Edges should be golden.  Center of bread should be firm not wobbly and toothpick should come out clean.

7) Slice, and serve with lots of butter.  Also great sizzled in a pan with butter.

Notes: This was the recipe I used for the potluck, but I have made several versions with different ingredients and amounts and it seems to be fairly forgiving.  Some times I added ground goji berries, dried plantain slices, or omitted fresh plantain or maca powder, added up to 6 eggs or as few as 3, doubled most of the spices, etc.  Feel free to adjust spices and sweetening to taste, leave out ingredients if you don’t have them.

* Maca is a South American root that is dried, ground into a powder and sold as either a food or supplement.  It has a long history of being used to balance hormones and promote fertility.  It is available at most of the local natural food stores (The Kiva, Sundance, Natural Grocers, etc).  It has a slightly malty flavor and helps absorb liquids in the batter.  You can omit it if you don’t have any.

** I happened to have plantain available, you can leave it out if you wish.

Paleo Garlic-Herb Crackers:

Stephanie brought crackers and had many requests for the recipe.  She was kind enough to forward the instructions.  You can download the recipe here: Paleo Garlic-Herb Crackers

September 16: Potluck and demo

Wednesday, September 16, 2015  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Janice’s home, 2548 Mangan St, Eugene.

Discussion & Demo:
Discussion of questions to ask farmers. (What is “organic,” “grass-fed,” etc?)

Directions:
Cross streets are 99 and Jessen or Banger and Beltline.  House is on the street behind Mangan park, which is behind Winco. Google map

Phone:

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

August 22: Potluck picnic

Saturday, August 22, 2015  POTLUCK
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Location:
Hendricks park – enjoy Eugene summer outdoors while we can!
(Note change from earlier announcement: Wayne Morse was taken)

Discussion & Demo:
Demo on how to make pickles or how to make beet kvass.

Directions:
From Willamette, turn east on 24th or 18th (because 21st does not connect),
and navigate to 21st and Agate, which is south of the University area.
Cross Agate and drive uphill (east) on E 21st Ave.
At the top of the rise, turn left onto Fairmount Blvd.
It circles around the hillside.
Watch for a sign for the park, where you turn right onto Summit Ave
Passing the park with its rhododendrons on the left,
halfway to the top of the hill you will see the picnic pavilion on the left.
Drive past it, and continue to the right to the parking area on the right, then walk back.
Google map

Phone:

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.

July 15: Potluck and demo

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  POTLUCK AND DEMO
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

At the home of Mareev, hopefully outside
[address removed until next time]

Please bring your own chair, and if possible, folding tables.

Discussion & Demo:

Demo topic is being decided.

Directions:
[Removed until next time]

Phone:

Mareev’s number is [removed until next time]

Bring a Dish:

Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

New to all of this?

For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.