Wednesday, November 23, 2011
If you are looking to partake in Thansgiving love, join the Venice Learning Garden with a dish to share! They are providing turkey and mashed potatoes and hope you will bring dessert, salad, non-meat entrees, etc.! This is in part a fundraiser for the Program for Torture Victims, so donate if you can since they provide crucial services to torture victims and refugees, which no one else in Los Angeles is currently providing.
I'd you are looking for a recipe, or want to try cooking with a real pumpkin, here is a great recipe for pumpkin pie from scratch: http://www.pickyourown.org/pumpkinpie.php
And, here is a link for a great crust that I used with the pie recipe: http://www.localforage.com/local_forage/2007/11/quiche.html.
I tried these recipes together and my pie turned out DELICIOUS! The pie picture above is of the remainder of the pie I made a couple of weeks ago using the above recipes. You can easily make such a pie using super fresh, local ingredients! I have to admit - most of my ingredients were not local to Los Angeles, though they were mostly local to California and the United States in general. FYI, it took me about an hour to make the crust, to steam the raw pumpkin and to make the batter, plus an extra 45 minutes to bake the pie. Try it out, let us know how it goes and happy Thanksgiving!