Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Random Post Including Wild Flours, No Bake Chocolate Chews (3 points), and Elmo

I am so proud of myself for getting up extra early to make sure that I could get to the Farmer's Market and back before taking my nephew on a "date". Look at my great haul - bok choy, local honey, ground beefalo, two dozen farm fresh eggs, and a loaf of the best whole wheat bread money can buy. There were so many beautiful things at the market today - with more money and more time I could have really cleaned up.

There are some great vendors at the Farmer's Market, and one of my favorites is Wild Flours (click on the name to see their blog, with a mouth watering list of available products). We tried their cinnamon rolls two weeks ago and were blown away.


Look at that list of ingredients! Nothing I have to pronounce syllable by syllable. All good stuff. We were on a family jaunt that day and my nephew completely loved his Wild Flours (click to see their Facebook page) muffin.


The whole wheat bread was one of the reasons I got up so early this morning. I knew that I could not wait another week for a loaf. It is super-duper good. If you live in this area, this would be my top recommendation for Saturday morning breakfast, hands down: Wild Flours at the Farmer's Market on the square.

The "date" with my nephew was a I Am the Best Aunt Ever trip to see Elmo Live. Floor seats, baby. How cool am I?


We had lunch at Panera Bread (the closest place to eat that is not on insane-on-Saturday Broadway) and Simon was fascinated with the building across the street.


After dropping off Simon and taking a major power nap, I whipped up some no bake cookies for my overworked grad student hubby.





I have posted a healthy version of these superb, chewy, chocolatey, sinfully easy cookies before. This is the old-school, full on butter version that I grew up on. 


No Bake Chocolate Chews from In the Kitchen with the AWA
4 tbsp cocoa
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
3 cups rolled oats

1. Combine first four ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly,  for one minute. Remove from the stove and then add the next three ingredients.
2. After the peanut butter is melted, add the oats. Beat until the mixture starts to set (just a few minutes). Spoon out on waxed paper by teaspoonful and let cool.
3. Yields 39, 3 point servings

These poor things never get cooled before Stone steals one.





Wow! That was a long post. I could go on because I really wanted to share my weekly menu. But, I had better stop it - you never know what Bob Newhart might do to me otherwise.


11 comments:

  1. You are an awesome aunt- Elmo rocks! (And so do his friends.) We also have a fabulous baker at our farmer's market, and it's one of the main reasons I go there. Those cookies look scrumptious- I love those no-bakes! :)

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  2. You are a wonderful aunt and from the little peek I could see your nephew is adorable!

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  3. Those No Bake Chocolate Chews sounds delicious. Half butter, half milk - not so bad actually

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  4. Mmm, sounds nice... I think I will give your recipe a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. What a great day market you had; your nephew is adorable; he is lucky to have you Angela. Love Bob Newhart; thanks for sharing.
    Rita

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  6. Great date! I think you definitely win 'aunt of the year' for that one :)

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  7. What a fun post! Farmers markets are the best, and your little nephew is ADORABLE!!! Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  8. Hi Angela, sounds like you had a wonderful time with your nephew... Wild Flour sounds and looks deelish as well as those yummy no bake chocolate chews. I love farmer's market, one never knows what you might find there! I bet you had a lovely time on your "date." Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments on my painting projects. I hope you will stop by again soon!~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  9. What a fun and delicious day you had! Those nobaked chocolate cookies look divine!

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  10. Hi Angela! You are so sweet for speading the word about us :) I am glad you enjoy our goodies. We truly enjoy getting to know our customers. Blessings!
    Kathrine Wehrung

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