Hippie Harvest Episode on HFVS (August 21st, 2007)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
August 21st, 2007 @ 7pm

Hippie Harvest Episode

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Hippy Harvest Oat Bars

If Uncle Rock’s new song, “Hippy Harvest Kitchen,” has inspired your kids to get busy in the kitchen, you’ll enjoy this easy to make recipe Hippy shares with us from his kitchen on Uncle Rock’s new CD. You could let the kids eat each ingredient by itself as Kevin Kammeraad suggests in his song “Cookie Batch,” but it’ll probably be a bigger hit if you cook it up as Hippy suggests.

CCL - HeartborneOat Bar Recipe

  • 4 cups Oats
  • Dash of Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Oil
  • 1 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 4 Free Range Eggs

Mix it all in a ceramic bowl. Spread on a greased, floured cookie sheet. Cook at 350-degrees for 25 minutes. Let cool and cut into squares.

Variations: Add chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon or use quinoa flakes for a higher protein grain. Sprinkle almond meal on top.

01/30/08 UPDATE:  

Check out Ellen & Matt’s new video: Bounce.

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

August is full of agricultural and grange fairs. My daughter anxiously waits every year for the Cummington Fair. Anytime we pass the fairgrounds during the year she longingly recalls past years and requests a report on how many days until it returns. The fair gives us an opportunity to see what folks are growing in their gardens in our area and allows kids to participate in their harvest competitions. My favorite local food fare at the fair is at Red Bucket Sugar Shack’s table where they make fresh maple popcorn made with their own maple syrup. I look forward every year to piggin’ out on that stuff! A yearly indulgence.

Local Harvest Supper (c) Hilltown FamiliesWe’ve been talking a lot about locally grown and produced foods in our home and among friends. On Sunday we went to a Community Local Harvest Supper in Greenfield. (For photos click here.) The food was fantastic and included a menu of delicious vegetable salads, including a Turkey & Peach Salad, fresh bread and corn on the cob. On each table was a bowl of salt from Cape Cod, MA, and they served Snow’s ice cream, a locally made ice cream from Deerfield. For the kids they had a clown making balloon hats and a lady dressed as an ear of corn painting kids faces. Along with live music, adults had access to information from local agency displays and tables.

This coming Friday in Ashfield, MA, Elmer’s will be featuring a Local Food Menu. Check back later this week to read Notes From Nan and discover what they will be serving up for dinner. It’s sure to be delicious!

To find more resources on eating locally visit www.freeharvestsupper.org or click here to post a suggested resource or local vendor below for our readers to discover.

Teaching Movement to Music

Keith Munslow at Cup & Top (c) Hilltown FamiliesA couple of times this past week I was able to bring my daugher to interactive music performances with Penny Schultz from Florence, MA and Keith Munslow from Rhode Island. We’ve been listening to Keith’s CDs in the car since Saturday and my daughter’s favorites so far is “The Bellywog” (which coincidentally Keith performed along side “I Love the Beach”).

New Music and Special Guests

In addition to Uncle Rock’s new CD, Uncle Rock U, we also played new music from Mr. David’s new album, Jump in the Jumpy House. Mr. David’s new album lends itself to a Dylanesque sound, with my top two favorite tunes from this album featured on this week’s show. (links above)

We also featured “Bounce” by Ellen and Matt. They did a pre-recorded show for Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, where they did a live, in-studio performance of “Bounce.” (Hey Bill … when’s that show going to air?)

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