Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Time: Sat/Sun Dec 20/21

Rainforest Cakes ready for gift-wrapping.



Many Rainforest Cakes have gone out in the mail this week; others were purchased at the farmers markets.  There is still time to get them!  Call me 520-954-2409 if you'd like me to ship a cake for you (Priority Mail's last day to arrive by Christmas is Sat Dec 20th), or hold a cake for you at St. Phillips Farmers Market, where I will be this weekend, both Sat and Sun, from 9 am - 1 pm.
(Sorry no Green Valley last week or this; I was too busy baking last week, and now it's raining too hard :-(
We do have other gift items:  PURE Vermont Maple Syrup, which Ted brought back from Vermont in November.  It is quite different from what is offered at TJ's and Costco - it is wonderful!
Ted's Bear Fetish T-shirts, and Jojoba Oil, also pure, and from southern AZ.

The original Rainforest Cake hang tag, circa 1993
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I came across a vintage hang tag for the Rainforest Cake.  This is the 21st year I have made them "professionally".  (Before that, I was an amateur ;-).  It's rather quaint to read this tag.  Some ingredients have changed; no more tofu, for example, and pineapple replaces the apple rings. For some reason, I didn't mention the cranberries.  Inspired by "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins, I used to point out how the cake was good for people and the environment, and didn't involve animal cruelty - a conscious gift of love - when I did in-store samplings.  I fondly recall Erewhon in West Hollywood being my favorite store for these.  Often a customer there would hug me and thank me for making these cakes, as did Chris DeRose of Last Chance for Animals.  Loving kindness for all was the idea, and it is one that has grown the past 2 decades. 

Love & Blessings now, and in the new year!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sat/Sun December 6/7: Waldorf School Holiday Fair/St. Phillips Plaza

Happy December!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's full-steam ahead for the holidays!  This weekend, you can find Green Heart Bakery in more than one location.

Saturday, December 6th, Alaine will be at the Waldorf School's Holiday Fair, 10 am - 4 pm.  There will be a nice selection of baked goods, including Carrot Layer Cake and Chocolate Brownie Cake (by the slice), as well as Brownies, Cookies, Muffins, Coffee Cake.  Savory:  Split Pea Soup - different than you've ever had it, thanks to Ted making it with lots of fresh herbs and veggies (no added salt).  Also:  Tuno Sandwiches, Millet Lentil Loaf Sandwiches, Caponata, Black Bean Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Gluten-free Pasta Pesto w/Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes.

Saturday at St. Phillips farmers market:  Ted will hold down the fort at St. Phillips for our regular customers there.

Sunday at St. Phillips:  Alaine will be, as usual, at St. Phillips farmers market.

Sunday at the Antique Fair at Tanque Verde Elementary:  as long as we have enough soup and baked goods, Ted will be there!

Yes, you can order Rainforest Cake at any time, either for us to ship, or for you to give yourself as gifts.  We also have Vermont PURE maple syrup for sale that Ted brought back with him -- very different from what's being offered at TJ's and Costco.  $15 for 8 oz. of the best-tasting and purist Maple Syrup around!!! Packed and labeled in a beautiful gift bottle.

Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Phillips Farmers Market Sat/Sun November 22/23

Carrot Cake, Organic Apple Pie w/Spelt Crust, Pecan and Pumpkin Tarts
This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving, so we are busy!  We will be at St. Phillips this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday.  As last weekend, we will have Pumpkin Lentil Soup w/Corn Muffins.

You can still place a last-minute order for Thanksgiving; there are a few baking "slots" left....

Many people have ordered the Cranberry Pear Upside Down Cake - it has been very popular.  A 10-inch cake is $25.00, and is 8 large servings, or 10 medium servings.

Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake is also popular, as is Tofu Pumpkin Pie.  There is no added fat in either dessert...

I will also have containers of Mushroom Onion Gravy that is gluten-free, vegan, w/o added fat and DELICIOUS over anything else.  You can always get a container for your fridge to "dress up" your veggies, or anything else you can think of.  One couple said they put it over their vegan "meat"balls.

Complete menu:
 
Banana Walnut Bread - 10 oz. loaves

6 oz. Muffins:  Blueberry Blue Corn (we get blue corn from NM and I mill it into blue corn meal.  DEFINITELY not GMO!)  I also add some mesquite flour from our mesquite beans.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake .

I will also have the Mini-Muffin Assortment Packs of 6.

Diabetic-friendly Brownies, Organic Chocolate Brownies, Gingerbread.

Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies,
Apricot Date Bars

The new smaller cookies, sold 3 together:
Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (no added fat)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Carrot Layer Cake
Organic Apple Pie w/Spelt and Mesquite Crust

(Sunday) Fresh Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake - by the slice

Rainforest Cake  - small and large loaves.  It's not too early to think about shipping holiday gifts! 

SAVORY FOODS:

Sprouted Organic Millet Lentil Loaf Sandwiches

Tuno - both sandwiches and 8 oz. containers

Caponata - 8 oz containers

Gluten-free Pasta Pesto w/Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes - 8 oz containers

Black Bean, Mushroom, Kalamata Olive Tapenade

Friday, November 14, 2014

Time to Order for Thanksgiving/ St. Phillips Sat/Sun Nov 15/16

Carrot Cake, Organic Apple Pie, Pecan Tarts, Pumpkin Tart


You can come sample Thanksgiving desserts "that don't hurt" at St. Phillips Farmers Market this weekend, both Sat and Sun, 8 am - 1 pm.  It is time to order for Thanksgiving.

Organic Apple Pie, Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake, Rainforest Cake
For a complete menu, please scroll down, as there will be an assortment of muffins, brownies, cookies, gingerbread, coffee cake, sandwiches - and caponata and gluten-free pasta pesto.  Sunday I will have Pumpkin Lentil Soup with Corn Bread, too.

Thank you so much!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Green Valley farmers market Wed Nov 12th

We really had a good time at the Green Valley farmers market last Wednesday, and we shall be there again this Wednesday -- with Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake!

The pumpkin "body"  is perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, sweetened with apple-peach-pear syrup and a little maple syrup.  No added fat but the silken tofu gives a plant protein content.  The crust is organic oat flour, organic cocoa powder, cinnamon and maple syrup, for a gluten-free crust that has no added fat.  The chocolate mousse on top is made of silken tofu, dark chocolate, and sweetened to perfection with maple syrup.  A delicious, heart-healthy dessert that is neither fattening, nor too "heavy" - and easy to digest!

There will be the usual assortment of 3 flavors of muffins, apricot date bars, 3 kinds of cookies, 2 kinds of brownies, pumpkin pecan bread, pear cranberry upside down cake, pumpkin tarts, pecan tarts.  Savory:  sprouted organic millet lentil sandwiches, tuno sandwiches, gluten-free pasta pesto, caponata.

Hope to see you there if Green Valley's your 'hood!

Friday, November 7, 2014

St. Phillips Plaza Farmers Market Sat/Sun Nov 8/9; Free Cooking Class Sat 4 - 6 pm

This weekend finds Green Heart Bakery at St. Phillips Plaza as usual, 8 am to 1 pm.  This weekend I will have Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake as well as the Apple Pie w/spelt and mesquite crust, Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake, and Pasta y Fagiole. 

Saturday afternoon, Farrah Mathews is offering a free class 4 - 6 pm.  I will be there with Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake for everyone to try!

Desert Valley Adventist Church

1200 N Santa Rosa Ave, Tucson, AZ (map)
Group member Farrah Matthews LCSW, MD has arranged another free cooking class, this one features Autumn dishes. Come out for what's always a well organized event with great cooking tips, terrific food, tastings, and it's free!
A big thanks to Farrah and her friends for putting this together.
**NOTE** In addition to here on Meetup, please RSVP by emailing: churchdv@gmail.com or by calling: (520) 327-5719

For a complete menu of what I will have at St. Phillips, kindly scroll down to last week's post - I am rushing to finish a huge birthday cake for this afternoon, and get lunch delivered to a nutrition class today -- so short of time!  Thank you for understanding, and as always, we so appreciate your support.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

St. Phillips Plaza Farmers Market - Sat/Sun Nov 1/2. Wed Nov 5 - Green Valley

Wow, we had a GREAT weekend last week!  Thank you to everyone!  We enjoyed seeing Sandy and Vi, Rebecca, Bella, Jan, Megan and Max, Ruth, Pam, Anne, John, Katie and Sage, Matthew -- and many others.

For this coming weekend, in the aftermath of Halloween, we shall do our best to delight your taste buds while nourishing your body (and soul).  We are beginning to see the return to Tucson of some wonderful people; this weekend brings Gregory Sweet back!
Greg Sweet and I last fall at the Loft market.
Green Heart will be at St. Phillips both Saturday and Sunday, from 8 am - 1 pm.

Last weekend, the Upside Down Pear-Cranberry Cake, the Carrot Cake, the Pecan Tarts, the Apple Pie w/organic spelt/mesquite crust, the Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes -- all were hits and will return this weekend.

We hope to see you there!

Complete menu:
 
Banana Walnut Bread - 10 oz. loaves

6 oz. Muffins:  Blueberry Blue Corn (we get blue corn from NM and I mill it into blue corn meal.  DEFINITELY not GMO!)  I also add some mesquite flour from our mesquite beans.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake .

I will also have the Mini-Muffin Assortment Packs of 6.

Diabetic-friendly Brownies, Organic Chocolate Brownies, Gingerbread.

Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies,
Apricot Date Bars

The new smaller cookies, sold 3 together, were a hit last weekend:
Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (no added fat)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Carrot Layer Cake
Organic Apple Pie w/Spelt and Mesquite Crust

(Sunday) Fresh Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake - by the slice

Rainforest Cake  - small and large loaves.  It's not too early to think about shipping holiday gifts! 

SAVORY FOODS:

Sprouted Organic Millet Lentil Loaf Sandwiches

Tuno - both sandwiches and 8 oz. containers

Caponata - 8 oz containers

Gluten-free Pasta Pesto w/Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes - 8 oz containers

Black Bean, Mushroom, Kalamata Olive Tapenade



Roasted Poblano Chili Casserole


Roasted Poblano Chili Casserole with Sunflower Seed Crema - sold by the serving.

You can place an order to be picked up at the market.  Please give as much notice as possible.
Beginning Wednesday, November 5th, Green Heart will be at the farmers market in Green Valley! Thank you, and hope to see you!