Month: July 2011

DIY SnackShop: Smoothies


at the Missing Link Ministry | Photos by Brian Jones

For our smoothies we start with one banana

Add ½ cup of liquid of choice—we used orange juice and grapefruit

½ cup of yogurt (we used low fat vanilla)

½ cup of mix of different fruits …

DIY SnackShop: Date Cocoa Truffles


at Collard City Growers lot

Today we made Date Cocoa Truffles, right after a thunderstorm dumped a lot of rain in the Capital Region. The past week we experienced very high temperatures, so we celebrated the much needed rain with mud looking treats.  The kids were “not eating that” or “not …

DIY SnackShop: Watermelon Gazpacho


 

Today was Abby’s birthday and she had requested something refreshing like watermelon for hot days of summer; so we made a twist to the cold soup gazpacho. We were out again at the Collard City Growers and came just in time to fill the hot workers with a cool treat and energy …

DIY SnackShop


Amy and Ellie made hummus with the kids at the Missing Link today. Thank you Capital District Community Gardens for a donation of vegetables and fruits.

Kids were great at trying the cooked chickpeas before it became hummus, but several thought it was not that …

DIY SnackShop


Homemade Soft Pretzels

Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2007

  • 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 …
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