Dinner tonight after a very long day is Tofu Enchiladas, once again from my favourite Vegetarian cookbook, by Kathryn Hawkins
Cut 250g of firm tofu into small pieces and coat them in flour, paprika and chilli and fry them til golden and set aside. Fry 1 onion ,2capsicums (peppers) and add 1 sliced avacado, 4 tomatoes and 1 cup grated cheese.Now add tofu and mix well.
Divide mixture into 8 and spoon onto 8 tortillas ( i use organic mountain bread). Blob on some sour cream and roll up each one.
Place in a baking dish and add a tomato sauce of your choice. You can add a bit more cheese on top and bake in oven for 45mins in moderate oven. I serve mine with a garden fresh salad.
Yesterday we were invited to guest lecture at the Newcastle University to a Social Development class studying Raj Patel's book 'Stuffed and Starved'. We talked about Purple Pear , about the farm as an organism, the diversity of animals and plants and their inter relationships. we then explained about CSA ( community supported agriculture ) and what form ours takes. It went very well, and they asked good questions at the end, and for our troubles they presented us with a quite substantial gift voucher for the uni. bookshop. We are looking forward to finding some time to peruse their online shop! After that we continued on to Newcastle by train for dinner at the Hare Krishna restaurant before attending our local Permaculture Meeting. A big day and we were exhausted by the time we got home at 9pm. Our WWOOFers kindly looked after the animal feed and lock up while we were gone.
Today has been a mammoth task getting ready for our 350.org event. This year it's called Moving Planet which emphasises the various alternative ways we we can move around which will help bring the amount of carbon in the atmosphere to an acceptable 350ppm. At the moment it is well over 450ppm. So we are encouraging people to walk , catch a train, ride a bike or a horse or whatever their imagination can come up with. We are offering farm tours, Movies that Matter, cheese making demo, and more and hope others will bring something to share. The event is on this Saturday and has meant a lot of cleaning up in the garden and around the farm.