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The Last Three Dinners and One Menu

It’s sad but true…dinners will be no more.  The next three scheduled will be our last.  Of all the reasons they will be discontinued, lack of interest was NOT a factor.  Many thanks to those who joined us on a regular basis, as well as those who only came occasionally.  If you always wanted to come but couldn’t find the time, now’s your chance!  The last three dinners will be June 15th, July 20th and August 10th.  Email me for a reservation at YouSayTomatoKC@gmail.com.

As an incentive to make a reservation for next Friday’s dinner, here’s the proposed menu.  As always, it’s not completely set until the day before or even day of.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email me.  The Eggless Caesar and Fried Chicken remain the same.  The seasonal salad will be a Panzanella with cucumbers, tomatoes, toasted bread, red onion, feta and kalamata olives, tossed with a lemon basil vinaigrette.  The vegetarian entree will be a Vegetable Lasagna made with seasonal fresh vegetables.  The meat entree will be a Pork Chop Saltimbocca – a bone in grilled pork chop stuffed with fontina, prosciutto, spinach and sage.  That and the Fried Chicken will be served with a Lemon Parmesan Risotto as well as a simply prepared seasonal green vegetable.  Dessert options will be a Vanilla Ice Cream with chocolate chile sauce and toasted pinon nuts or Peach Crumble with bourbon brown sugar ice cream.

Almost the entire menu will be gluten free with the exception of the Lasagna and Peach Crumble.  The Panzanella will not be not be made gluten free, but will have a gluten free option.  And I almost forgot the beverage!  We’ll be serving a Cherry Limeade made with fresh limes and house-made maraschino cherries.  As always, we will be featuring the gluten free flour from Be Free Bakers and hope to showcase primarily Goode Acres produce.

We very much hope you’ll be able to join us!  XOXO Annie

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June 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Evening Shade Farms

I had the pleasure of spending Memorial Day weekend in Osceola Missouri.  Evening Shade Farms hosted their 12th annual Herb Days in May festival.  It was by no means a leisurely 3 days, but even working hard I treasure my time there.  Gayle (who is no longer with us) has infused that land with a particularly beautiful spirit – HER spirit.  I miss her so much, but I know she would not want me dwelling on things that can’t be changed and instead focus on the now.

I came back with a fresh batch of soaps – some standards and some new.  One of the ones that is new to me (but has been in production for many years) is the French Clay Facial Soap.  The bar is moistened, applied to the face, dried, then wiped off.  While it’s on you can scare people with your green alien face!

They’ve also expanded their Critter Ridder line.  The original Critter Ridder was oil based that you put on pressure points.  The new Critter Ridder Light is in a non-oily base that can be put on pressure points as well as clothes.  It’s an awesome, natural “bug spray.”  They’ve also put the formula into a soap that you can bathe with before you head into the garden.  The Pine Tar soap is an old standard for problem skin but it serves another purpose in the summer.  If you get bug bites or get into something itchy just wet the bar, rub it on the itchy spot and let it dry.  It totally stops the itch!

June 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm Leave a comment


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