Go Local 2010- Use Your Bounty Guest Post

Hello Go Local fans! I've been putting together our list of guest bloggers this morning and I can assure you we will have a great series of posts coming this summer. Go Local guest posts and Mr. Linky will appear every Monday for you to link to your own weekly posts. You can link any day of the week. Posts will be added to the Go Local library so they can be referenced any time of the year. I'm currently working on indexing and labeling posts from previous years so the information can be found and referenced more easily.

And Now...
My little Sis, Rebecca brings us her Using Your Bounty guest post. If I do say so myself, Rebecca is one of the most dynamic, flexible, beautiful, creative, inspiring, loving, tolerant people I know. I love her way more than I ever thought I would when we were growing up, and I'm not trying to be mean here. When your little sister is only 13 months younger than you it can be a little annoying to feel you never have anything of your own. We did our share of fighting. These days I thank my lucky stars she lives just blocks from me and we get to share our lives with each other. She's the best and I mean it. You can read more about my little sister here.

This week is my last week of teaching and I guess I got the cooking bug! I am gearing up for a busy but more to myself summer. I am going to be able to cook more-- and it's been a long time since I felt like I could focus on that... but knowing more free time is coming has moved me to action! That and the fact that my dad gave me some local ground beef, and my friend gave me some fresh rhubarb, and those jars of marinara I made and canned last summer have been calling my name...I am pleased to say my spaghetti sauce was totally local. My noodles were not-- BUT they were whole wheat! And man that sauce is good. I put a poblano pepper in the sauce recipe I used and after sitting in my pantry since last fall It mustered up it's own perfectly spicy kick. But the BEST part of the whole meal were the
wait for it...
RHUBARB HAND PIES. I saw this recipe on Angry Chicken TWO summers ago-- and have been wanting to make it ever since. So I FINALLY did! And I have to say they really are delectable. The perfect combination of sweet and sour topped with a chewy, crunchy crust-- add some tasty vanilla ice cream (not local) and I promise I will be making those hand pies again. Next time it will be with fresh homemade ice cream. So here is the recipe for the rhubarb hand pies.

From Angry Chicken
(originally posted here)

Apple Galette Crust:
1 1/2 C. Flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBL sugar
1 stick Butter
4 TBL Ice Water

combine 4 cups chopped rhubarb
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Let this ruminate for a while so it all melds together and stir a few times
(I doubled the Galette crust recipe because one batch made only 4 small pies).
Roll galette crust out flat and cut out circles ( i used a big plastic bowl to get my shape-- put rhubarb mix in middle add cinnamon red hots- (my special touch) add dabs of butter- fold over, mash edges with fork, brush with milk and sugar, make some holes in the pies
Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then 25 min at 350 degrees.
(see her picture for up close details of how to shape the pies)
Placing this pastry confection over another pan or on baking paper is advised as it makes a mess.
Now it's your turn! Link away...


  1. LOVE rhubarb - I'll be trying hand pies too! Delish!

  2. Two things occurred to me (after thinking "YUM Rebecca!" and "I haven't even thought about incorporating local meals yet!")...

    1. I realized that cooking with local ingredients as much as possible is becoming a habit and I am not having to think about it; when I only had to look back to breakfast to find my spinach fritatta with our chicken's eggs, farmer's market spinach and Oregon cheese!!

    2. It's becoming a family affair beyond the Farmer's Market. Common chatter I've heard around the house lately, "I'm sad that we are going to miss cherry season this year but we'll be back just in time for apricots! Yay!!"

    I love embracing the cyclicity of life and seeing my kids begin to do so as well.

    Thanks for the inspiration Heather!


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