shopper Februar y 2009
food for thought
I know nothing grander, better exercise,
better digestion, more positive proof of the
past, the triumphant result of faith in human
kind, than a well-contested American
Chocolate is Divine
especially when it’s fair trade
contents esearchers have found that American women appear Democracy also requires that both men and women take part.
how to join
R to crave chocolate more than women elsewhere in
But for women cocoa farmers in Ghana, chocolate is much
Cecilia Appianim is a cocoa farmer from the village of
Asemtem in the Central Region of Ghana. She is also a
member of the national executive council for Kuapa Kokoo,
more than a craving. For the women of Kuapa Kokoo, a and she visited the United States recently to help promote
7 coulee region co-operative
fair-trade farmers’ cooperative and part owner of Divine Divine. She explained the importance of women taking part
Chocolate, chocolate is the way to a bright future. in this way:
8 grocery picks
11 wellness highlights
Fair trade means that farmers are paid a fair price for their “Fair trade has helped us a lot. Because of fair trade,
crops and receive premiums to invest in their communities. women can come out boldly and take part in every event.
13 cooking classes
An equally important part of Kuapa Kokoo’s commitment to Before, it was not like that. Before, we would stay at home
14 board report
fair trade is the advancement of democracy to empower and watch the men. And we would work with our husbands
15 at hackberry’s
farmers in the local and global markets. and they would take the money, put it in their pockets, and
Democracy makes it possible for the farmers of Kuapa when it came time to buy food or pay school fees they
(45,000 members in 1,200 villages) to discuss how to would say the money is gone.
improve their communities in ways that benefit the greatest “But Kuapa has opened our eyes to see that everything
number of people. In a world where cocoa farmers are should be 50/50. So if a man has one vote, a woman has
exposed to the vagaries of a market beyond their control, one as well. If the men come together to make a decision,
farmers value the ability to speak up for themselves, say then the women are there to take part as well. So now we Cecilia Appianim, a Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmer
what is on their minds, and set the chart for their own futures. in Ghana
continued on page 3
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c h o c o l a t e i s d i v i n e
are empowered, and the men, they cannot cheat us again.
“Also because of fair trade, we have many projects for women. We Divine Chocolate Chunk Bars
make soap, t-shirts, batik. We grow other foodstuffs and sell in the This moist, rich “blondie” is flecked with dark and milk
market and then put some money into the credit union for hardship chocolate. Scatter additional chopped chocolate on
times or to pay our children’s school fees.” top for a pretty presentation. Emma Grinde took second place
Divine Chocolate is co-owned by the farmers of Kuapa Kokoo in in Divine Chocolate’s contest with this recipe.
Ghana, so both women and men farmers are involved in decision making
at every level.
1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
So, women, as if we need a reason to eat more chocolate, think of Divine
as more than a way to satisfy your cravings. You can purchase Divine
1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate at People’s Food Coop and your support is a contribution to 1/2 teaspoon salt
democracy and the empowerment of women around the world. 4 large eggs
By: Erin Gorman, 1 cup brown sugar
CEO for Divine Chocolate Kuapa Kokoo Women’s Group meeting 2 cups all-purpose flour
(photo by Charlotte Borger) 1.5 ounce bar chopped Divine milk chocolate
1.5 ounce bar chopped Divine dark chocolate
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly
farmers in a Kuapa Kokoo depot weighing beans for sale
grease a 9" x 13" pan.
(photo by Dave Snyder)
Beat together the butter, sugars, vanilla,
and salt, then add the eggs, beating until
it’s smooth and creamy. Stir in the flour
and then the chopped chocolate. Spread
the batter in the prepared pan.
Bake the bars for 30 minutes or until
golden brown. Remove from the oven
and cool before cutting. Garnish with
additional grated chocolate on top,
Yield: 2 dozen bars.
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F e b r u a r y m e m b e r s p e c i a l s
Join us for Hackberry’s February Brunch! (details on page 15)
Blue Diamond Nate’s
$ 99 Meatless Meatballs $ 99
4.25 oz—reg. $2.99 12 oz—reg. $4.85
$ 99 Quinoa
3.5 oz—reg. $3.79 PLU 1524 —reg. $2.99/lb
Queen Helene Bulk
Raw Whole Almonds $ 49 4 /lb
3 oz, 16 oz—reg. $3.15, $6.29
16 oz PLU 1796—reg. $5.99/lb
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d i v i n e r e c i p e s
Divine Chocolate Truffles Divine Chocolate Velvet Cheesecake
Created by pastry chef Teresa Ewing, these vegan truffles Melt some more 70% Divine Dark Chocolate to coat the Clara Coleman took the grand prize in Divine chocolate’s recipe contest with this decadent chocolate cheesecake.
feature some imaginative coatings. This recipe took third truffles. Cool the chocolate slightly and transfer into a
place in Divine Chocolate’s recipe contest. small jar or bowl. Remove the shaped truffles from the
1 1/4 cups crushed chocolate snap cookies 2 (3.5 ounce) bars Divine 70% Dark Chocolate
refrigerator and using a fork, dip them into melted or chocolate biscotti (about 25 cookies) 1 (3.5 ounce) bar Divine Milk Chocolate
chocolate, twirling to coat evenly. Tap on the side of the
3/4 cup cashews
1/2 cup pecans 2 (8-ounce) packages softened cream cheese
3/4 cup (6 ounces) cold water bowl to remove excess chocolate. Coat truffles in seeds, 16 ounces softened mascarpone cheese
toasted coconut, pistachios, or green tea, and after coating,
1 tablespoon sugar
set them on a wire rack to harden. Refrigerate them briefly
1 pound Divine 70% dark chocolate (plus more for 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 1 cup sugar
to help set the chocolate.
dipping) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
toasted black and white sesame seeds (for rolling) 4 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk (room temperature)
For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Tightly wrap cheese, and sugar in a large bowl until smooth,
the outside of a 10" x 3" springform pan with three occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl with
toasted coconut (for rolling)
Matcha tea (for rolling) layers of heavy-duty foil. (Note: you can use a 9" pan, a rubber spatula. Beat in the cooled melted chocolate
but it has to be at least 3" tall; even then, you’ll find the and vanilla. Add the eggs and egg yolk one at a time,
cheesecake comes perilously close to spilling over.) beating just until blended after each addition. Pour the
chopped pistachios (for rolling)
Combine the cashews with cold water, and let soak for 2
Grease the sides of the pan. To ensure stick-free cheese mixture over the crust.
hours. Place the soaked cashews and water in blender or
removal, line the pan sides with oiled parchment. Place the pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot
food processor, and process on high speed until the
mixture is the consistency of heavy cream. Set aside. Finely grind the cookies, pecans, water into the roasting pan to come
and sugar in a food processor. Add halfway up the sides of the springform
Melt the chocolate gently, in a microwave or over a very
the melted butter and process until pan. Bake until the center of the
low burner. Allow the melted chocolate to cool until it’s
moist crumbs form. Press the cheesecake moves slightly when the
comfortable to work with. Fold in the cashew “cream,”
mixture onto the bottom of the pan is gently shaken, about 65 minutes
making sure not to stir too fast—don’t create bubbles. Stir
prepared pan. Bake the crust until (the cake will become firm as it cools).
cashew and chocolate mixture until it’s smooth. Pour the
it’s set and aromatic—about 10 to To prevent cracking, leave it in the
mixture into a shallow dish, and refrigerate until it’s set (2
12 minutes—and let cool. Decrease oven with the door ajar for 30 minutes.
hours or more).
the oven temperature to 325°F. Transfer the cake to a rack and let cool
Once the chocolate is set, scoop out 1 ounce truffles; a
For the filling: Break the chocolate for 1 hour. Cover with plastic wrap and
small cookie scoop works well. Smooth each truffle by
into pieces and melt it gently in a refrigerate until cold, at least 8 hours.
rolling and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
microwave or double boiler. Let it Decorate with fresh strawberries or
Chill in the refrigerator for 5 minutes while you place the
cool slightly. raspberries, if desired.
sesame seeds, toasted coconut, chopped pistachios, and
green (Matcha) tea in small dishes for rolling. Beat the cream cheese, mascarpone
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d o i n g s o m e g o o d
Coulee Region Cooperative Your Cooperative Community Fund is
Community Fund Grant Financially Healthy
Applications orried about the At this time our Twin Pines Cooperative Almost every
(Are Now Available!)
The People’s Food Co-op and its new partners, Bluff Country Co-op
(Winona) and the Viroqua Food Co-op, are pleased to announce the 3rd
W stock market and
your Cooperative Community Fund? Be proud
Foundation/Cooperative Community Fund asset
base is about $1.8 million dollars strong!
that Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation has relocation or
Some important facts: relocation or additional
annual request for proposals for the Coulee Region Cooperative • TPCF/CCF has no investments at all in the
invested your Cooperative Community Funds not additional
store is funded in part
Community Fund Grant (CRCCF). This grant fund was established in stock exchange, so there is no drop in the stock
in Wall Street but in the cooperative way! store is funded
by dollars from Twin
2003 with the specific mission of providing supplemental or project- market value of our assets. At the point when
in part by
specific funding to local non-profit organizations that have missions Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation (TPCF) is TPCF offers a stock market or mutual fund
consistent with the goals of our co-ops. Priority will be given to grant the home of the Cooperative Community Fund option, that option will be the choice of the
requests for educational projects, development projects, and events that program, which now serves 24 food co-ops in 13 individual food co-op that will take the risk, but
have a focus on, but are not necessarily limited to, food and food systems, states ranging from coast to coast. The Coulee also reap the reward. However, TPCF will never • The remainder of TPCF’s funds is in the
nutrition, health and well-being, sustainable agriculture, cooperative Region Co-operative Community Fund is take that type of risk for your funds. Lower risk National Cooperative Bank, Yolo Federal Credit
education, and social change. supported by People’s Food Co-op, the Viroqua will always be the choice of TPCF; higher risk Union and First Northern Bank. All of the
Food Co-op, and Bluff Country Co-op. Twin will always be the option of the individual accounts TPCF has are below the maximum
Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 5 p.m.
Pines Cooperative Foundation/Cooperative food co-op. $250,000 FDIC insurance limit.
and can be submitted electronically, dropped off at the Customer
Community Fund (TPCF/CCF) principal of • Most of our investments are in cooperative So, as 2008 draws to a close, TPCF has no assets
Service Desk, or mailed to CRCCF Grant Committee, c/o People’s
$1.8 million is all invested in cooperative development organizations—Cooperative Fund that have lost value. Your CCF fund is intact at
Food Co-op, 315 Fifth Avenue South, La Crosse, WI 54601.
development, and the income earned is donated of New England, LEAF Fund, and the level you have built it to. What is more, we
The Grant Committee will complete its review by the end of April and to local non-profits by each of the member Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund. continue to invest our joint funds in the
awardees will be contacted. Application forms, directions, and more food co-ops. None of the three organizations we have development of cooperatives. 50% of all food
information about the CRCCF can be obtained at the PFC web site
The board of the Twin Pines Cooperative investments in appear to have portfolios that are cooperatives are expanding with the help of
(www.pfc.coop). Select the Coop Community link on the right, and
Foundation has long operated on the simple impacted by the downturn in the economy. Most capital from the three organizations we invest in.
CRCCF on the following page (located on the lefthand side). If you have
premise that we see our entire asset base as a of them have adequate reserves and assets to The dollars your CCF fund has in us are working
any questions, please contact Michelle Schry, General Manager, at
permanent endowment. We are committed to cover anticipated losses. Not one of the three hard to build that cooperative movement.
(608) 784-5798, ext 213 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
building an organization that honors the work and has lost one dollar of investment capital in the Continue to build your Cooperative Community
PFC appreciates the contributions that members have made to dedication of those who believe in a better future. thirty or so years each has been in operation. Fund with us!
help grow this grant fund to support community activities.
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g r o c e r y p i c k s
by Margaret, grocery manager
Eden Organic Beans Crane Lake Wines
his is not a new product—but certainly Aduki beans (a.k.a.
T a healthy one! Eden Foods have the
usual kidney, black, navy, and
garbanzo selections, but there are also three
adzuki or azuki) are the
most popular bean in
Japan. They are rich, red
Good Value, Good Wine!
I have been searching for a good value (under
$5.00!) wine that I would be proud to sell at the
sirah pairs well with any food that you would
normally pair a big, bold red wine with—grilled
types on the shelf that are often overlooked. beans that are mellow in People’s Food Co-op. I’ve finally found them in steak, beef or tofu fajitas, roasted chicken, pot roast,
Black soybeans, cannellini, and aduki beans are flavor, which is why they’re the Crane Lake varietals! They are produced in roasted portabella sandwiches or pot pies.
very versatile and yummy! so versatile. These are California by the makers of the Charles Shaw
excellent mixed with brown brand (remember Two Buck Chuck?)
Eden Foods is a company totally dedicated to
providing pure food. All of their beans are 100% rice or quinoa. A half cup We have had several of the varieties for a
U.S.A. grown, certified organic, and processed serving packs a whopping 7 couple of months now and they are all very
in a kosher cannery. These products contain only grams of protein and also good! Well worth $4.99, everyday—and this
beans, purified water, and a bit of kombu sea boasts a high B vitamin, month they’re on sale for $3.57! If you’re
vegetable that softens them and brings out their calcium, iron, and feeling like having some casual wine without
flavor. They are not cooked, instead they’re magnesium content. Check too much complexity and without spending
soaked until tender and no salt is added! The 15 out the recipe for Aduki too much money, I’d give them a try! Pinot
ounce can makes for an incredible value in Ginger Dip on the web site! grigio, merlot, cabernet, chardonnay, and
volume and nutrition. They’re high in fiber, have And oh yes—Black petite sirah…and maybe more varieties (if
very little sodium and contain lots of protein! Soybeans! They’re as they meet my standards) by the time you
Beans mixed with whole grains provide a healthy as the yellow read this.
complete protein. Use any of them in soups, variety—rich in fiber, protein, The Petite Sirah 2005 is the best of the
salads, burritos, or side dishes just as you would and isoflavonoids. They’re bunch. It is inky, almost black-purple in
a black or red kidney bean. Eden has an also low in carbohydrates, color, with aromas of blackberry jam. In the
excellent web site, www.edenfoods.com, that is with only 8 grams, and they’re mouth, it’s got simple and juicy blueberry
loaded with great recipes! a complete protein all on their and plum flavors punctuated with a finish of
Cannellini beans (white kidney beans) are own. Wrap ’em up in a tortilla spicy black pepper. It has large tannins and a
an essential part of the Mediterranean diet. Sauté with some cheese and perhaps rustic spiciness, but overall it’s much softer
them with olive oil and sage for a traditional some chopped onion— than some petite sirahs. It’s blessed with
Tuscan delicacy. mmmmm…good stuff! good acidity and is well balanced. Petite
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February Specials American Heart Month
people’s food co-op brand the right foods, the right supplements
ebruary is American Heart Month. never too early to educate children on the benefits of vitamin E and selenium are more common in people
• 1200 mg of highly concentrated F Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our
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La Crosse, WI 54601 608-788-4435
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Winter Cooking Classes
with Arlene Vrlec
Someone’s in Culinary Tour of Erin go Bragh Advantage
the Kitchen China: Dim Sum Plastic Produce
Thursday, March 12th from 6-8
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish favorites. Whether
at home or at the local pub, these traditional dishes are
Tuesday, February 24th from 6-8
At this first class in a series on regional Chinese cooking, still enjoyed throughout Ireland: Irish Stew, Soda Bread,
Bags to Go
we’ll prepare traditional Dim Sum—light dishes served Potato Soup, Bacon and Cabbage plus a few more.
Saturday, February 7th
Green in 2009!
The Upper Crust
from 10-2 with Chinese tea. Originating in Canton, Dim Sum soon
Share the pleasure of preparing spread throughout China and usually consists of a variety
and eating good food with a teen of dumplings, steamed and deep-fried dishes. Our
The New Co-op Advantage Bags (the
or ’tween in your life. We selections will include Mini Spring Rolls, Sesame
ones we use at the Co-op) are made
will explore some
Tuesday, March 24th from 6-8:30
Join us for Crust-Making 101, as we learn the basics of
Seed Balls, Steamed Dumplings, and Egg from 100% post-industrial
basic techniques as we make Pasta Custard Tarts, all accompanied by pie and pastry crust along with several variations. This
Primavera with Ricotta and Herbs, knowledge will then be used to bake a Spiced Sherry
fragrant Chinese tea. In a continued effort to source more
Salmon with a Lemon-Dill Sauce, Apple Pie, a Blueberry Sour-Cream Tart, an Onion and
Roquefort Tart along with several other pies, tarts, and environmentally friendly packaging, the
and Spinach Parmesan Risotto,
of the World turnovers. Co-op Advantage produce bags have transitioned
along with salads and sides. We’ll
from 100% virgin plastic to 100% post-industrial
finish with Glazed Chocolate
recycled plastic! As a result, a conservative
estimate anticipates that
Sweet Treats for
Saturday, March 7th from 10-2 Do you have special dietary concerns
The aroma of baking bread will once or needs?? Almost any cooking class can be nationally, Co-ops and their
again fill the air as we make artisan and patrons will reduce virgin plastic
altered to meet your needs!
peasant breads from around the world. We’ll learn how consumption by more than 35
to make sourdough starter and then use it to prepare a tons, or 70,000 pounds, in 2009!
hearty Pumpernickel bread. Other selections will include Co-op members: Register at the
a corn meal bread from Portugal, a barley bread from
Thursday, February 12th from 6-8
Treat your sweetheart with Chocolate-Covered Cherries, $15/class customer service desk
Conversation-Heart Cookies, Mini Cheesecakes and Great Britain, and a whole wheat bread from Scotland. nonmembers: or over the phone.
more. We’ll create some sweet indulgences to sample. We’ll top off our breads with fresh butter, jams and some 608.784.5798
There might even be some left to share! ext. 244
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b o a r d r e p o r t
The Co-op Shopper—An Educational Resource
ne of PFC’s strategic priorities is Highlights provides information on health and wellness products,
O to expand education about
healthy living and cooperatives. I
spent some time browsing the 2008 issues
and From the Kitchen offers tasty recipes to add to our menu
selection. Farmer’s Market informs us about seasonal produce and
scheduled events from May through October at the local Farmer’s
of the Co-op Shopper and found interesting Market in Cameron Park. General Manager and Board Reports also
the variety of information presented to us keep readers up to date about cooperative trends and activities.
each month in a familiar “packaged” In addition to education provided directly through the Shopper, we
format. Here’s a sampling: Food for are also informed about opportunities to participate in hands-on
Thought is that short quote included in the learning in the community classroom through the cooking class
upper right hand corner of the cover page; schedule. In 2008, for example, PFC’s cooking classes featured
Jane Rada each quote is a tidbit of wisdom to be local, Tunisian, Cuban, Southeast Asian, Mexican, Spanish, Italian,
Co-op board president savored. Korean, Afghani, Greek, Vietnamese, and Irish foods! We are also
2008’s featured articles included great ways fortunate to have access to ongoing education throughout the store
to eat locally and highlighted the following local producers: Sno Pac through helpful and knowledgeable staff who assist and educate us
Foods in Caledonia, Sibby’s Organic Zone Ice Cream Parlor in
Viroqua, Ambrosch Honey Farm in Galesville, Ridgeland Harvest in
about products, food preparation, etc., to support healthy living. Pamela Radosen, MS
We are grateful to the PFC staff and all the individuals who Practitioner of Energy Medicine and
southwestern Wisconsin, River Valley Sprouts in Houston County, contribute their time, knowledge, and expertise to enhance our
and Hillview Greenhouse Life Center in La Crosse. In addition we learning. Much of this information comes directly from that Energy Psychology
had an opportunity to learn about Fair Trade producers of rooibos tea conveniently sized, easily recognizable monthly Co-op Shopper!
in South Africa and a local tea company, Orient Organics, that uses
—Jane Rada, PFC Board of Directors
Fair Trade tea sources in China. Other feature articles included Seed
Savers Exchange in Decorah, the Federation of Southern
Cooperatives in the U.S., and an increased focus on sustainability email:
and community-building. email@example.com
on the web:
Through the Grocery Picks section, we learn about featured food
products, wines, beer, and other beverages offered at PFC. Wellness
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everyday February Brunch
Friday • February 20 • 9 a.m.
Recession-proof your dining experience with these great $8.29 per person/tax and gratuity not included
wine and appetizer specials—because saving money Reservations only by noon on Thursday, February 19th.
doesn’t have to be painful!
Brunch samplers are served family-style and include a
Any appetizer & bottle of wine is just $20! choice of coffee, tea, milk, or juice.
Wines ($4.00 a glass or $12.00 a bottle) Smoked Salmon Benedict
Crane Lake Riesling Tunnel of Elms Merlot Smoked salmon, poached egg, and spinach are even tastier with an
elegant bearnaise sauce.
Sea Ridge White Zinfandel Woodbridge Cabernet
Stone Cellars Chardonnay Sauvignon Roasted Red Pepper, Spinach, and
Hackberry’s Catering Woodbridge Chardonnay Tunnel of Elms Cabernet Goat Cheese Strata
Are you in need of catering for
A delicious egg bake with veggies and tangy goat cheese.
Sutter Home Merlot Sauvignon
your special event? Look no Swedish Pancakes
farther than Hackberry’s Bistro.
Woodbridge Merlot Crane Lake Petite Sirah
From meat and potatoes to
A traditional favorite—served with lingonberries and fresh
marinated tofu to gluten-free and
vegan delights—we can do it all!
White Chocolate and Raspberry Scones with
Just give us a call at 608.784.5798 Cheese and Fruit Sampler
ext. 243 to find out more about
Hackberry’s special events and
Greek Antipasto Platter Just decadent enough!
catering or pick up one of our Grilled Flatbread Pizza
catering brochures! Baked Brie Space is limited, reserve your spot today!
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S we e t T re a ts f or
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Treat your sweetheart with Chocolate-Covered
Cherries, Conversation-Heart Cookies, Mini
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Co-op members: $15/class 608.784.5798 ext. 244
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