Permaculture in Action

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dinner Tonight

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 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.


  1. I need to pick up an avocado, but otherwise have all the ingredients for this dish. It really looks great and ever though it's not even 6:00 a. m. I could eat a serving! xx

  2. Those enchiladas looks Yum!

    You posted this recipe at the right time as I am looking for vegetarian recipes...finally I have decided to go vegetarian, like my eldest daughter has, she has been one for quite a few years.

    Thank you so much for sharing :)

  3. I've been wondering where you have been and now I see that you've been very busy!!! Your dinner looks terrific although I'd eat it just as is without the baking - I'm always in a bit of a rush!

  4. It would be nice without the baking I suppose. I'd never really thought about. I might just give it a go. Tania, I have a few recipes on previous posts that you may be interested in. And I do apologise for the lack of posts lately but there just never seems to be enough time at the moment.

  5. Nice to hear from you. You always have so much going on. I wish I was nearer because I would love to take part in some of your activities. Especially the movies. Good luck Tania, we don't eat much meat but I don't think I could go completely vegetarian. As I read this post, my thought was, "I don't even know where you'd buy Tofu!" LOL And I like the occassional roast.

  6. What wonderful energy both you and mark have...I admire what you are doing so much and it is wonderful to see organisations such as the university promote things like this. Whilst I can't get there on Saturday, I will be thinking of you continuing to inspire your community with your lessons about life and sustainable living.

  7. That dinner looks absolutely delicious.

  8. This will be our dinner tonight thanks Kate. I bought some Maize flour earlier in the week to try making tortillas - so perfect timing.