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April 18, 2019

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What does the USDA Organic label really mean? Top 5 questions we are asked.

There is a lot of bad information about the word "organic" and what the USDA Organic seal means on a label. At the Verdant Kitchen, we have managed three separate USDA Organic locations including our growing farm, our on-farm processing, and our production facility. We have learned a lot of the years about what it does and does not mean.

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Ginger & Date Pudding with Ginger Candied Pecans and Ginger Butterscotch Sauce

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   

This is a classic AustralianGinger, Date and Ginger Candied Pecan Pudding with Toffee Sauce and British dessert.  Warm and fragrant with a great texture. The hidden crunch of Ginger Candied Pecans and the soft, sweet warmth of Ginger Bites balance  perfectly with the thick, rich toffee sauce. A  scoop of vanilla ice cream finishes this wonderful end to a meal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Prep Time : 10 Minutes |  Cooking Time: 30 Minutes  |  Servings: 6



Ingredients
    1. Pudding
      1. Verdant Kitchen™ Ginger Bites 1 tin 1.6oz (48 g)
      2. Verdant Kitchen™ Ginger Candied Pecans finely chopped 2oz ( 56g)
      3. Dried Dates finely chopped 1 cup (140g)
      4. Brown Sugar firmly packed 1/2 cup (110g)
      5. Verdant Kitchen™ USDA Organic USA Ground Ginger 1 tsp
      6. Baking Soda 1 tsp
      7. Eggs large 2 ea
      8. Butter 2oz (56 g)
      9. Self-rising Flour 3/4 cup (110g)
      10. Water 3/4 cup
    2. Ginger Butterscotch Sauce
      1. Verdant Kitchen™ USDA Organic USA Ground Ginger 1/2 tsp
      2. Cream 2/3 cup (160 ml)
      3. Brown Sugar firmly packed 1/2 cup 110g)
      4. Butter 4oz (112g) 

 

Preparation
    1. Pudding
      1. Preheat oven to 320F (160C)
      2. Combine dates and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil to hydrate.
      3. Blend hydrated date mixture, butter and sugar, eggs, flour, 1/2 of the Ginger Bites and ground ginger until smooth.
      4. Grease a muffin pan and add liners to the base of the pans.
      5. Sprinkle the bottoms of the pans with the Ginger Candied Pecans and remaining Ginger Bites.
      6. Pour pudding mixture into pans.
      7. Bake for 30 minutes, then let stand for 5 minutes.
    2. Butterscotch Sauce
      1. Add all ingredients in a small saucepan.
      2. Heat gently and mix until smooth.
      3. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes.
    3. Plating
      1. Uncup pudding onto a plate and drizzle with warm butterscotch sauce.
      2. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

This recipe uses the following Verdant Kitchen™ products:

Share the experience of a sustainable farm with a child - a foundation life lesson.

 

Perhaps there is nothing more important than we can do, than teach our children about their environment, the soil and how their food is grown. 

We recently hosted at our farm, the 1st Grade class from St Andrew's School in Savannah GA. The class and their teacher Ms Adams helped us plant turmeric in the rich coastal loams that we are blessed with on the farm. 

Sure it is fun to get your hands in the soil, especially if you are 6 and your teacher Ms Adams lets you leave the classroom and go wander around with dogs, sticks and worms. Better still if you know that you will get to come back and see the young shoots come out of the soil, perhaps get to pull out a weed. That is part of the lesson, perhaps the main lesson, that there is pleasure in being outdoors, to have your hands in the soil. The mystery of planting a seed or in this case a rhizome and seeing it grow, being part of the creation and regeneration of something, is a special feeling.  

 

There are many lesson that we need to teach our children. A love of growing things is a foundation class for life.