Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Local Election News

Turning away from the National Disaster that is the Trump election, I am pleased to let you know the victories that GreenDog Campaigns had this year. Heidi Hall, a strong up and coming Democratic leader, handily won her election against a Tea Party darling to become 1st District Supervisor in Nevada County. Happily, she won this victory outright in the June Primary, and will take office in December. A big congratulations and a lick of the GreenDog tongue to Heidi!

In the East Bay, GreenDog candidate Monica Wilson won her re-election to a second term on the   Antioch City Council. Although an anti-incumbent sentiment was in the air, her message of improving economic development prospects, public health and safety and protecting the environment, carried the day. She has been a strong voice for civic improvement and transparency on the Council and will continue to be so going forward. Great job Monica!

Locally, we had a mixed bag, losing a hard fought General Election for Superior Court judge, after a virtual dead heat in the June primary, but counting our modest help on Fairfax's Measure C (continuation of much needed sales tax for public safety and infrastructure) as part of a winning campaign. Congratulations to the great team in Fairfax (my hometown for the record)!

As we go forward into an uncertain future, comfort food is always in order:

Your pre-Thanksgiving mini sweet potato souffle:


 For the Souffl├ęs
  • 3 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Large pinch of kosher salt
  • 4 egg whites
For the Crumble Topping
  • 1/4 c. finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes on a large baking sheet and poke all over with a fork. Roast until tender, 50 minutes. Let cool completely.
  2. Scoop out flesh and transfer to a food processor along with cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add egg whites and continue to process until combined.
  3. In a large bowl, mix crumble ingredients until well combined.
  4. Butter two small ramekins. Divide batter evenly and smooth tops. Sprinkle each with crumble topping. Bake until puffy and completely set, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve imm