Now, the lighting in that photo may be a little weird, but that buttery goodness is the TRUTH.
This is part of a brunch menu I put together for a staff brunch at Portia’s TurnTable for my coworkers awhile back, which included this strata and these biscuits.
Now don’t you wish you worked in my office?
Here’s a fun fact: you can do everything but the baking the night before. Let your croissants soak up the custardy deliciousness overnight in the refrigerator (covered, of course). Take out of the fridge 1 hour before baking time.
On October 16, 1945 the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was founded, built upon “its belief that the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved.” Celebrated around the world, World Food Day honors that day and Oxfam’s commitment to defeating hunger.
So, what’s a TurnTable to do?
Gather in solidarity with people who grow the world’s food. I hosted a World Food Day dinner to foster a conversation with our friends about where our food comes from, who cultivates it, and how to can take action to help protect farmers and farmland around the world.
As you may have gathered, I am obsessed with squash. And rosemary. And coconut. And pesto. Anyhow, ’tis the season for all things butternut squash, and here I found a good way to get your salt fix in a nutritionally-sound manner.
I made savory ones and sweet ones.
Sea salt/pepper/garlic powder
The curry ones were OK, the sweet ones were delicious, but that first combo was out of this world. Read on…
As the NYTimes Well blog informs us, broccoli and apples are healthy and affordable choices. Click that link to see a list of 20 healthy foods for under $1. And here, we eat not only the broccoli florets but the stalk, too. Bonus.
Be aware, however, that apples are a perennial member of the “dirty dozen,” produce that when conventionally grown maintains a worrisome amount of pesticide residue. Go organic on those if you can.
The government shutdown
Now friends, I am not furloughed myself, but a good deal of people here in DC and all around the country are. It’s a hardship for many, and it’s infuriating for all. In any case, here’s a song and a recipe to keep your spirits up and your stomach happy.