GRIGGSTOWN FARM MARKET NEWSLETTER 03/05/12
Posted on March 4, 2012
I encourage you to make a difference by supporting the efforts of Thomas Jerome House.
Here is how you can make a difference, but first some facts about TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI)
- Since October 2001, 1.64 million troops have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan
- Over 320,000 troops have sustained some type of traumatic brain injury
- The projected lifetime treatment of these injuries is $35 billion
- The number of TBI community based programs is limited and the need for them is critical
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 5.3 million Americans currently have long-term or lifelong needs for help to perform activities of daily living as a result of TBI.
- Who will care for the injured Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen with long term needs? TJ House hopes to help!
You can help without costing you a penny?
Here is an easy way to raise money for TJ House as well as your favorite cause. Just signup for a free iGive.com account, your favorite cause will earn $5 and so will TJ House. There’s over 50,000 causes listed already and if you don’t find yours you can make TJ House your cause. It’s free and easy! You don’t have to give them a credit card and there is no obligation to make any purchases.
Also, if you happen to shop online at any of their 989 participating stores, your favorite cause earns even more money, at no additional cost to you.
I hope you’ll give it a try. Here’s the link: http://n23.iGive.com/96oKnTa
In advance, thank you for your support.
Jennifer Aniston Sends Angelina Jolie Flowers, Proving She’s the Classiest of All
Think what you want of her new movie, but that Jennifer Aniston is one class act. Allegedly. There’s a new rumor circulating, compliments of Hollyscoop, that Jen recently sent a bouquet of flowers to the stealer of her husband, Angelina Jolie.
Supposedly, the reconciliation was initiated by Brad Pitt, who, for whatever reason, sent Jen a copy of In the Land of Blood and Honey, the movie Angelina just directed. In turn, Jen sent Angelina flowers with a note “telling her how beautifully directed it was.”
Quinoa a species of goosefoot(Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beets, spinach, and tumbleweeds.
Derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa or occasionally “Qin-wah”, Quinoa originated in the Andean region of Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru before they were colonized and became nation-states, where it was successfully domesticated 3,000 to 4,000 years ago for human consumption, though archeological evidence shows a non-domesticated association with pastoral herding some 5,200 to 7,000 years ago.
Similar Chenopodium species, such as pitseed goosefoot (Chenopodium berlandieri) and fat hen (Chenopodium album), were grown and domesticated in North America as part of the Eastern Agricultural Complex before maize agriculture became popular. Fat hen, which has a widespread distribution in the Northern Hemisphere, produces edible seeds and greens much like quinoa, but in smaller quantities.
Quinoa Pilaf (Mixed Vegetable Quinoa)
Courtesy of Alpana Rana, www.smart-snacks.blogspot.com
Quinoa ( pronounced Keen-wah) is one of the several ancient grains being rediscovered by chefs all around North America. Once known as” The Mother of all Grains” Quinoa is growing in popularity again because it delivers all the nutritional elements of animal protein without the fat & calories. Quinoa is an excellent source of fibre & has high content of vitamins & minerals like phosphorus, magnesium & iron & best of all it is gluten free. This “Pseudo-grain “has a lovely nutty flavor, richer than couscous & cooks quickly in roughly 15 minutes.
One cooking method is to treat quinoa much like rice, bringing two cups (or less) of water to a boil with one cup of grain, covering at a low simmer and cooking for 10–15 minutes or until the germ separates from the seed. The cooked germ looks like a tiny curl and should have a slight bite to it (like al dente pasta). As an alternative, one can
use a rice cooker to prepare quinoa, treating it just like white rice (for both cooking cycle and water amounts). Vegetables and seasonings can also be added to make a wide range of dishes. Chicken or vegetable stock can be substituted for water during cooking, adding flavor. It is also suited to vegetable pilafs, complementing bitter greens like kale.
Quinoa can also serve as a high-protein breakfast food mixed with milk, honey, almonds, or berries; it is also sold as a dry product, much like corn flakes. Quinoa flour can be used in wheat-free and gluten-free baking.