[Fwd: recipes using 'marginal' fruits, veg, etc
- Just saw a couple of messages about fruit recipic
on the permaculture mailing list.
I though might be of interest.
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Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 23:59:32 -0700
From: Rick Valley <bamboogrove@...>
Subject: Re: [permaculture] recipes using 'marginal' fruits, veg, etc
To: permaculture <permaculture@...>
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> hey graham, if you get a submission for an eleagnus recipe, could you postHow about this- it's my own invention. I cook lots, done that restaurant
> it? my bushes are FULL of fruit right now.
thing, and was reading Euell Gibbons in 8th grade- I think I was
channeling Bro' Euell on this one.
Strip a big pot worth of fruit off the Autumn Olive bushes afap (as fast
as possible) Put a half cup/cup of water in a pot. Cover, bring to a
boil, add the fruit, recover, then as soon as the cover is warm to the
touch, open, stir, remove from heat, and using a Foley Food Mill,
separate the pulp from the seeds.
This is easy and quick. The seedy mash could become the start of a fruit
vineagar. Or poultry would probably relish the seeds. The pulp can be
used for all sorts of recipes directly or frozen or canned for later.
I used it directly as the base of a merengue pie. The color was an
outrage, the pie did not survive very long at all. (well, it WAS a
party) And the Eleagnus fruit is very beneficial to the human organism,
no doubt full of anti-accidents & who knows? All in all, in terms of a
ratio of time & effort for harvest & processing vs. results, I'd put it
up there at the head of the list. It was a piece of cake- or pie.
in Benton CO. Oregon, where the Autumn olive is leafing out.
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