Photos from Sustainable Sat Feb 21

It was warm sunny Saturday with delicious food and a very informative discussion.    Chefs Chris Stanton and Joni Sare prepared a most excellent meal, Mika gave a garden talk on the featured natives edible plants and Alan Hackler discussed rainwater and greywater systems that can help sustain us through our drought.

Check out the photos, menu and recipes from our latest Sustainable Saturday.

We hope to see you all again and we welcome everyone else to come by and spend some time with us at the Middlebrook Center on 76 Race Street in downtown San Jose.  Open all Saturdays from 10AM to 2PM.

Thank You to all who came and participated.

 

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Breakfast Menu for Saturday February 21st

BeveragesⓋ
Herbal Tea
Epic Coffee
Hibiscus & Citrus Infusion

Aztec Berry CompoteⓋ
CHIA PORRIDGE WITH PHYSALIS CHERRIES STEWED IN GRAPE PUREE

Layered Piquant SaladⓋ
FRESH WATERCRESS, DRESSED LEEKS & SHAVED FENNEL IN A ZESTY VINAIGRETTE

 

 

 

 

Fennel, Leek & Watercress Salad

 

Dressing:

  • Zest of 1 orange, plus 2 tablespoons juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Salad:

  • 4 bunches watercress, trimmed and washed
  • 1 fennel bulb, halved lengthwise, cored, and thinly sliced
  • White part of leeks cut into fine coins

 

  • In a small bowl, combine orange zest and juice, lemon juice, salt, and pepper
  • Add olive oil in a slow, steady, thin stream while whisking constantly.

 

  • Lightly wilt leeks in an oiled pan
  • Make dressing
  • Halve fennel & remove core
  • Save fennel fronds as a garnish
  • Shave fennel bulb
  • Pick over watercress

 

(Optional: The fennel may be sautéed as well, depending upon how crisp it is.)

 

Plating:

 

  • Make a nest of mingled fennel and leeks
  • Top with a slice of tomato
  • Dress with vinaigrette
  • Garnish with watercress and chive spears

 

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California Native Garden Foundation |  76 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126, Planet Earth… | (408) 292-9993
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All money collected at these events goes directly to the California Native Garden Foundation to support event costs and partners, as well as our ongoing work in school gardens, restoration of native plants, and the enrichment of our community. CNGF is a recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and your donations are tax deductible.

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