Potluck: Festive foods, marketplace tips and teas

August 28, 2014 - garden totes

Festive food


Two events emphasizing food, splash and fun are on a Sep calendar.

The initial is Flavor Fest, a food and spirits tasting that advantages CASA of Pueblo. It’s scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 5 in a Classic Catering tent during a Colorado State Fairgrounds, nearby a Beulah Avenue entrance. Breckenridge Distillery, Bristol Brewery, Odell Brewing Co., 80/Twenty Wines, Springside Cheese, Taste See and Ziva Chocolates will have products for tasting, and Classic Catering will offer complicated hors d’oeuvres. The Rudy Herrera Trio will perform with jazz.

Tickets are $40. Call CASA during 583-6326 for tickets or go to casaofpueblo.org.

The following weekend will move a 24th annual Oktoberfest, from 5 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12 and 3 to 11 p.m. Sept. 13 during a Pueblo Union Depot. German drink and food, German song by a Prime Time Band and Klaus, and dancing by a Denver Kickers are some of a highlights.

Admission is $5, and giveaway for comparison adults and children 10 and younger.

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Market tips

Birds Blooms, a bird and garden magazine, consulted farmers national to accumulate a beam of selling tips for farmers markets. A few of a growers’ suggestions are below:

Don’t exchange — save that for a flea market. Be happy that you’re removing better, fresher furnish and ancillary internal farmers.

Compare and contrast. Be on a surveillance for stands that specialize in homegrown, home-baked or home-crafted items.

Bring a receptacle bag and be certain it’s vast enough. Having a reusable bag cuts down on a series of cosmetic bags vendors give out, that spares a environment.

Make friends. Get to know who’s flourishing a food we buy. Ask for farmers’ hit information.

Have money on hand. Some vendors don’t have entrance to electronic scanners for withdraw and credit cards.

The finish list of 33 tips for successful farmers marketplace selling can be found during birdsandblooms.com/gardening/gardening-basics/secrets-farmers-market.

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Indulgent

Numi Organic Tea has launched a new line of teas that embody cacao. The 4 new Indulgent Teas are Chocolate Earl Grey, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Rooibos and Chocolate Spice. In further to cacao, a Earl Grey and rooibos varieties are done with genuine vanilla beans; a piquancy tea contains ginger, allspice, cardamom, cinnamon (chai spices); and a packet tea is spearmint with citrus highlights from orange peel.

The teas are approved organic, GMO-free and approved satisfactory trade. The suggested sell cost is $7.99 for a box of 12 tea bags.

More information, including Numi’s other tea varieties — Carrot Curry, anyone? — is during numitea.com.

Indulgent teas will be accessible in stores this fall.

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TODAY’S RECIPE

Honey Crunch Energy Bars

2 cups rolled oats

1⁄3 crater unsweetened coconut flakes

1/2 crater chopped dates (about 12)

1⁄3 crater toasted almonds, chopped

2 tablespoons flaxseeds

1/2 crater Kretschmer Honey Crunch Wheat Germ

1 vast egg

1⁄3 crater sugar

3/4 crater well-spoken almond butter

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1⁄8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-by-8-inch block vessel with vellum paper.

In middle play brew oats, coconut, dates, almonds, flaxseeds and wheat virus together with a spatula.

In another bowl, drive egg, honey, almond butter, baking soda and salt until well-spoken and creamy.

Pour honey-almond butter reduction into dry reduction and stir until well-combined. Transfer reduction into prepared vessel and bake 20 to 25 mins or until golden brownish-red and somewhat organisation to touch. Move to handle shelve and cold completely. Cut reduction into 16 bars.

Yields 16 (2-by-2-inch) bars.

If desired, solidify bars away in tiny cosmetic bags.

Nutrition contribution per portion (1 bar): 200 calories, 100 from fat; 11g sum fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 125mg sodium; 22g sum carbohydrate; 4g dietary fiber; 11g sugars; 6g protein.

kretschmer.com

— Compiled by Mary Jean Porter

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