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Backyard Beekeeping

Our January Community Forum is Backyard Beekeeping! Learn this valuable and rewarding endeavor. To be presented twice: Tuesday, January 13th & Thurs, January 15th from noon to 1 p.m. To be held at 614 N. Bullard St. All are welcome!

Recipe for an Amazing Holiday Pie!

My favorite thing to use is butternut squash, but you could use pumpkin, sweet potato or any variety of squash…. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and voilà!


2 1/2 cups of cooked squash

1/2 cup butter melted

2 eggs

1/2 cup cream

1/2 cup turbinado sugar

2 Tbs. maple syrup

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. vanilla extract


Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Cook the squash by roasting it in the oven with a little bit of water in the bottom of the roasting pan or by steaming it on the stove top until the squash is very tender . Scoop it out of the skin and pack it into a measuring cup.  2 1/2 cups is about two medium sized squash.  Let it cool slightly.  Puree the squash and all of the other ingredients together in a food processor or blender until very smooth. Pour this filling into a crust of your choice, I use a simple butter and flour crust, but any crust will work. Bake at 350 for one hour.  Let set up and cool slightly before serving.  This pie is delicious the next day.

here is a link to a good pie crust recipe: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/11/pie-crust-102-all-butter-really-flaky-pie-dough/


Staff Picks: Yogi Tea

Jessie Gauthier is a cashier, cleaner, and stocker at SCFC. In addition, Jessie, is studying Environmental Sustainability at WNMU. She chose Yogi Egyptian Licorice Tea as her favorite. She starts by saying, “Whether or not you are a fan of licorice, you will enjoy this tea! It transcends conventional licorice by adding cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, cardamom and pepper. It is non-caffeinated, warming for the body, and soothing for the mind. The longer it steeps, the richer the flavor. I’ll put it in a thermos and take it to class to stave off  hunger.”
The story of Yogi Tea began in 1969 when Yogi Bhajan, an Indian spiritual teacher, began teaching Kundalini Yoga in North America. After each class he served a delicious, aromatic spice tea to his students, which they aptly named “Yogi Tea.” This beverage was a delightful blend of traditional Ayurvedic spices, which are still included in many current Yogi Tea formulas. These teas include 60 varieties of green, herbal, and black teas that are created with both flavor and a therapeutic purpose in mind. From Aztec Sweet Chili to Women’s Raspberry Leaf, all are made with natural ingredients, many of which are certified organic. Egyptian Licorice Tea has been formulated to support the respiratory and digestive systems. Licorice, also known as “sweet root,” has been used in food and medicine for thousands of years for a wide range of ailments and is still used today for several conditions, although not all its uses are supported by scientific evidence. Please do your homework before consuming licorice to make sure that it is not contraindicated for your particular metabolism.

By Judith Kenney