The Brattleboro Food Co-op Cookbook Project is a small group of individuals collaborating to create a new and updated Co-op Coopbook. We are using the previous (out-of-print) cookbook as our base since it contains many amazingly delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Last May we started with the 320+ recipes from the original book. After our pre-selection committee had finished their work, we distilled it to 280 recipes to test and screen for inclusion. To date we’ve tested more than 100 of those recipes, and 78 have made it onto our “Keep This Recipe” list. Along the way we’ve collected input and information from our recipe testers and tasters (you), and we now have copious amounts of information to incorporate in the next edition. We will be continuing to test recipes through the efforts of our Demo Department and their Recipe Tester Cooking Team.
Brattleboro Food Co-op Focus on the Deli Department
by Andee Bingham January 2012
The Co-op’s Deli Department is settling back into relatively calmer days after a bustling holiday season. Perhaps your own holiday meals were enhanced by an entrée, side, or pie made in-store from fresh seasonal ingredients.
I first became acquainted with echincea in my early twenties. Working daily with young children– lots of runny noses– I was always getting sick or feeling anxious about getting sick. During an ordinary walk to work one day I had an extraordinary experience– being visited by what I will call a Plant Spirit– an Echinacea Plant Spirit. Looming about a foot in front of me the presence seemed to say, “I am here and you don’t need to worry.” After a moment of relief, confident that my sore throat would not blossom into a bout of cold or flu, I forgot about the experience for about 23 years.