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A Slice of the Wiki Pie

Greetings from the National Archives in Washington, D.C.!  I’m attending the Wikipedia GLAMcamp D.C. in order to learn more about how I, as a student worker at my school’s archives, can facilitate GLAM-Wikipedia collaboration.  You can learn more about GLAMs and Wikipedia here.

I tried doing the “liveblogging” thing, which means dividing my already fragmentary attention into subsequently smaller chunks.  Does not work.
A group of us—Wikipedians, GLAM affiliates, enthusiastic volunteers—have been brainstorming ways to pitch GLAM-Wikipedia collaboration to GLAM administrators that inspires such institutions to host Wikipedia edit-a-thons, donate images, or have a Wikipedian-in-residence.  Our goal is to create a one-page document that describes the goals, mechanics, and previous successes of GLAM-wiki collaboration.  The etherpads are filling up with ideas!
On to regularly scheduled programming.  By the way, the only reason I keep putting up content on Saturdays is it has been a break from thesis and non-creative writing on Saturdays.  I made this pie after I drove back to New Jersey from Alexandria on Sunday.  I also made this dip from Whole Foods, with few modifications to the recipe (used 1 cup of ricemilk instead of almond milk).
No picture, just cat.
 Black Cat Society | Vegan Gluten-free | Gothic Granola
It’s turning greener as the days go on.
Using a crust concept similar to the chocolate pecan pudding pie, I made a filling from a quart bag of frozen cranberries leftover from Thanksgiving and the cranberry bars.
Cranberry Pie
8 dates, soaked in 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup soaking liquid reserved
1 cup almond meal
1 cup pecans
3/4 cup brown rice flour [could omit and go for all nuts]
2 tablespoons coconut oil [solid]
1 pound whole cranberries [fresh or frozen]
1 cup water
1/2 cup agave nectar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Grease a 9-inch glass pie plate.  In a food processor, process the dates and 1/4 cup of their liquid, the almond meal, pecans, brown rice flour, and coconut oil until it coheres.  Scrape out of the processor and press into the pie plate.
In a large saucepan with a lid over high heat, bring the cranberries, the cup of water, and agave nectar to a boil.   Cook, covered, until the berries begin to burst.  Mix the cornstarch and quarter-cup of water in a small measuring cup and stir into the bursting berries (watch for blood—er—cranberry spatter).  Cook over high heat until the mixture begins thicken.  Remove from heat and pour into the crust.  Cool on a rack until the pie stops steaming.  Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving.
Black Cat Society | Vegan Gluten-free | Gothic Granola
The filling makes more than enough for a single pie; there will be about a cup leftover.
If you prefer a crispy crust, then preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before making the crust, poke it all over with a fork when you press the crust into the pan, and bake for 10 minutes before filling.
I packed a yoghurt container of pie to take back to school from my grandparents’ house.  Even on Tuesday, the crust was still sturdy.  I’d call it a cookie crust.
Back to Wiki-work!

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