Tree of Life Food Pantry
Tree of Life Food Pantry provides food for the residents of the eight towns of the Blue Hill peninsula: Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Orland, Penobscot, Sedgwick, and Surry. However, residents who need food and who live in other towns may come to the Pantry for assistance on a more limited basis. No one is turned away. The atmosphere is warm and friendly.
TurnStyle Thrift Shop
The TurnStyle Thrift Shop sells high quality used clothing for women, men and children in addition to accessories and linens. Clothing donations are always welcome and only the best clothes are sold in the shop. Money from the TurnStyle is used to buy food for Tree of Life.
Bitter cold has settled in but at least it is not snowing or worse, coating everything with a layer or two of ice! Richard tells me the pantry has a great supply of canned pumpkin from Good Shepherd. Since we always offer peanut butter and eggs (and pumpkin for the foreseeable future), a recipe for pumpkin peanut butter hotcakes follows:
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup peanut butter or any nut butter
1 cup pumpkin puree or winter squash puree
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs, whisked or beaten
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or grease the pans.
Combine all ingredients and mix well.
Scoop 1/3 cup of batter for each pancake allowing a couple of inches space between cakes. Bake for about 12 minutes until firm to the touch.
Serve these fluffy hotcakes with jam, butter and/or syrup.
These freeze well for later use and can be warmed in a microwave, toaster oven or on the stovetop. They are a bit on the delicate side so we do not recommend a pop up toaster.
Households 202 155
Adults 291 231
Senior 105 58
Children 139 103
Individuals 535 392
New 2 8
’til next time,