Holy Granola! Cranberry Pecan

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Granola Goodness

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Hawaiian Marinade

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Jack Daniel’s Marinade

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Energy Bites

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Spicy Pad Thai

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Big Green Event

Join us for a FREE afternoon of family friendly Fun and Food! Sample and purchase local foods and beverages produced right here in Nebraska. Our lineup will include local producers of beef, chicken, cheese, veggies, granola, and craft beer.

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• Food Demonstrations
• Fun Contests
• Kids Activities
• Garden Tours
• Free Samples
• A Whole Lotta Fun!

How to get here:
Take highway 75 North from Omaha to Fort Calhoun (10 miles from the intersection of I-680 & 48th Street). Turn left at the Fort Calhoun high school (Lincoln Street). Follow this road 1/4 mile to the Big Green Tomato.

Saturday with the Terry’s

GIANT thank you to the Terry family for helping put a major dent in our endless spring project list. Our “Tom Sawyer Saturday” comprised mulching the garden and orchard, working on bird netting and A-frames for the elevated beds, lugging firewood, reconditioning the horseshoe pits and keeping Rosie and Caillou, our 6-toed kittens, entertained.

 

Dinner for our hard-working crew included Baby-Back Ribs, Thai Cole Slaw, Home Baked Potato Fries and Vanilla Ice Cream with Homemade Magic Shell.

There’s always more to do at the Big Green Tomato. If you’re interested in having a farm adventure of your own, email us at michellemdill8@gmail.com

Magic Shell

Homemade Magic Shell may be the best thing that every happened to ice cream. Of course, it’s even better with homemade ice cream. Or drizzled in a martini glass in preparation for a grasshopper or chocolate martini.

 

This recipe is as allergen friendly and unprocessed as your chocolate choices.

 

Magic Shell Options:

Nutella Magic

1/3 cup Nutella

2 tablespoons coconut oil

 

Traditional

1 cup chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if you have a food allergy)

3 tablespoons coconut oil

 

The Dark Side

1 cup dark cocoa bar

3 tablespoons coconut oil

 

Fun Ones

1 cup flavored chips (strawberry, mint, butterscotch…)

3 tablespoons coconut oil

 

Directions

In a double boiler (see my make-shift double boiler photo), heat the two ingredients until melted. Set aside in a covered dish and in the cupboard until ready to serve.

This should not be refrigerated. If it hardens, just microwave it a few seconds and re-stir.

When ready, pour on your favorite ice cream!

 

Thai Cole Slaw

Thanks to our friend Barb for passing this one along. This is a great change up from the ho-hum of the cole slaw we’re all used to – the best part – it’s avoids most allergens.

 

Thai Slaw

1 head Napa cabbage (bok choy), chopped

½  head red cabbage, chopped

1 large cucumber, chopped

1 10oz bag shelled edamame, cooked

2 carrots, chopped

2 green onions, finely sliced

 

Thai Slaw Dressing

1 cup olive oil

1 1/2 cups finely chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 cup honey

2 cloves garlic, minced

Juice of 3 limes

Zest of 1 lime

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 avocado, peeled and finely sliced

 

Directions

For the Thai Slaw, cook the edamame. While it’s cooking, chop your veggies. In a large serving bowl, toss the cabbages, cucumber, edamame, carrots and green onions.

For the Thai Slaw Dressing, put all the dressing ingredients in to a large blender and blend until smooth. The dressing recipe makes more than you need for this Slaw.

Pour just enough of the Thai Slaw Dressing until the veggies are coated, then add a splash more.

Serve immediately or cover and place in the fridge to serve another day.

 

Tastes like beef

Tonight’s dinner was a little experimental in both main entre (roast deer) and dessert (dragon fruit). Bambi tasted like beef. Didn’t quite know what to expect, maybe an ‘off’ taste? Beef, only a little better, that’s what it tasted like.

I think I let the dragon fruit go past its prime though. We were at the Asian Market two weeks ago(ish), the Girl spotted the ornate fruit, I said ‘why not’, and then it was on the dessert menu tonight. I seriously think it was past its prime though – maybe the turning leaves were the clue I should have paid attention to.