I pulled our peas out the other day. The pile was so big, my urban children jumped in them like they were autumn leaves. We picked gallons of snap peas (maybe 2?) and fed ourselves and our neighbors greens and peas through late Spring. I was surprised at how much we could get out of our little piece of ground. The tomatoes are in and so are the beans-- we'll have non-bolting spinach and some lettuce in the meantime.
But seriously... like Sam would say, this is healthy food talk and who needs healthy food on a blooog. Not I. The boys call these "Yummies" and I'm not sure why, except for the obvious. They are a hippied up version of the bars that we all ate growing up. Up until recently I hadn't had them in years and years. WIth that said, you may want to half the recipe if you have less people to feed. I don't often crave foods from my youth, these being an enormous exception (that and a variety of baked, fried and boiled mennonite food).
Yummies (Puffed Wheat Squares)
- 8ish cups of puffed Kamut (or Wheat)
- 1/2 cup butter (we use earth balance)
- 1/2 cup brown rice syrup
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2Tbsp cocoa powder
- a little vanilla
Grease a pan-- I use 8 by 11". Melt the fat, syrup, sugar and cocoa. Bring to a boil and pull off the heat. Add the vanilla (you're just making syrup, the longer you let it boil, the crunchier the squares will end up. I let it go 30 seconds or so). Mix it all up with the puffed things and press it into your pan. I use the back of a pancake turner. Chill a little while.