We just love this time of year. The joy! The kindness!

We just love this time of year. The joy! The kindness! The special time of year that we think of what we can give or do for others to make a difference in their lives. We hope that you are finding some time to spend with loved ones, family and friends in the next few weeks to come. We wish you a blissful, fruitful season of delicious decadence and an abundance of joy and love.

We have a few ideas in this weeks newsletter to help you spread the love and joy and make a difference in someone’s life.

**SUPPORT CAMPHILL FARM RESIDENTS**

Camphill farm is a haven and a home to some of its residents who have no family or finances to support them anywhere else. Camphill would like to continue providing a safe place to live for their residents but they need some help to continue doing so. Camphill West Coast affords many of its residents living with intellectual disabilities a place to explore their creativity and live a meaningful, fulfilled life.

If you would like to sponsor a residents stay at Camphill , or know of individuals or companies that Camphill can approach please contact Janine Strumpher 021 571 8600 or email fundraiser@camphill.org.za

Get to know some of the wonderful faces and smiles at Camphill West Coast with this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3BQ8PmMZuY

**ORDER YOUR CSA VEGGIE BOX TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMER**

We are proud to announce that we have partnered with FairFood SA to implement a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) veggie box program! A CSA veggie box is a partnership between you and the farmer whereby the farmer is able to cover the costs associated with preparing and managing an expansion to the land under cultivation on the farm, a common barrier to growth, through upfront payment or four separate payments. In exchange, you receive a veggie box filled with organic produce fresh from the farm conveniently delivered right to your door.

This CSA will run for 13 weeks during the fall season, from March 8 – May 31 2016 with deliveries scheduled for Tuesdays. Each box will contain a selection of seven vegetables from Eric Swarts, a fantastic farmer in Stellenbosch, and provides enough produce for about four people, give or take. If this doesn’t suit you, we also find it’s great to split the box with a friend/neighbour/co-worker/etc. To learn more or ask any questions, please visit http://www.fairfood.org.za or email csa@fairfood.org.za. Sign up by December 18 with a R500 deposit to secure your spot!

**FRIENDLY REMINDER**
**PLEASE CHECK YOUR COLLECTION POINTS BEFORE CONFIRMING YOUR ORDER**

Please keep in mind that a few of our collection points will be closed or closing early next week. Please check with your collection points that they will be open as well as the best time frame to collect your box to avoid disappointment.

Here is a list of collection points http://www.ethical.org.za/collection_points_menu.php

Alternatively you can request a delivery to your home or work for an additional R50 for the festive season. Our friendly delivery team will be happy to drop off anywhere in the Northern and Southern suburbs.

**JUST IN**

* Certified organic blueberries from Limpopo
* Certified biodynamic sweet Basil, fresh Lavender, Spinach packs from Bloublommetjieskloof Farm, Wellington
* Certified organic granadillas 8-pack R35, and BULK R300 from Limpopo
* Non-certified organic Lemons (in limited quantities) from Kleinjongenskraal
* Non-certified organic table Celery, brown Onion bunches, Herb Salad packs (English Spinach, Rocket, Basil), seasonal Salad packs (English Spinach, Lettuce, Rocket, Mizuna, red Chard), green Peppers, Carrots, Butterhead Lettuce, Asparagus plants from White Mountain, Wolesley.
* Organic in Conversion brown Onion bunches, red Onion bunches, Tomatoes in abundance, Gem Squash (in limited quantities), Patty Pan, Swiss Chard from Naturally Organic.
* Non-certified organic Carrots, curly kale, mixed lettuce packs, green Beans, Strawberries (in limited quantities), green Onion bunches, sweet Green basil, sun-ripened Cherry Tomatoes from Eric Swarts, Stellenbosch.
* Non-certified organic 6-pack: seasonal Seedling packs from Ilitha Lomso, Oude Molen Eco Village
* Non-certified organic plants: Banana, Custard Apple from Soil for Life, Constantia

**RECIPE** Lemon and Granadilla Tart

INGREDIENTS
* For the base
– 60g almond flour
– 2 Tbsp coconut oil
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 1 tsp honey

* For the yummy filling
– 100ml fresh lemon juice
– 1/4 cup of honey
– 50g coconut oil
– 3 eggs

* For the top
– 2 Tbsp chia seeds
– 4 Tbsp water
– Pulp of 4 granadillas
– A handful of blueberries

METHOD
* Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celsius
* Grease a pie dish (15cm diameter)

For the base:
* Melt 2 Tbsp coconut oil and 1tsp honey
* Add the almond flour, salt and mix together. You want a mixture that is slightly crumbly.
* Press the mixture into the base and bake for 9-10 minutes until golden brown.

For the filling:
* Heat the lemon juice, honey and coconut oil in a pot on the stove.
* Whisk the eggs into the mixture.
* Pour the mixture over the baked crust and bake the tart for 13-14 minutes.
* Allow the tart to cool and then place it in the fridge for 2 hours to set.

For the topping:
* Mix 2 Tbsp of chia seeds with 4 Tbsp of water and set aside for 10 minutes.
* Combine the granadilla pulp with the chia seeds to achieve a jelly like consistency and pout this over the top of the tart.
* Put the tart into the fridge for another 30 minutes to set.
* Sprinkle over a handful of blueberries for a little bit of colour pop before serving.

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Lots of Love and Sunshine
The Ethical Team