It’s Spring! Yes, that’s right! Next week is Spring! No matter what it looks or feels like outside, the calendar says it’s Spring!
Let’s celebrate. This coming weekend throughout the town of Fairbury is the Specialty Shoppes Spring Open Houses. They will be offering treats, sales and new items. So swing by Dave’s, Lost Arts, Serendipity, Meyer’s Gifts and Services, Once ‘N Again and Heart’s Desire. Stop by Antiques and Uniques and receive chocolate from The Country Cupboard.
Don’t forget Cheese Tasting Day – Saturday. See a recipe below for some amazing little crackers that go perfect with cheese. Try them with Bruschetta Jack, Green Onion or Garden Vegetable Cheese.
Say Cheese! Sat 3/18
Up to 40% off on these deli specials:
Smoked Pork Loin – $4.29
Kettle Fried Chicken – $4.79
Provolone – $3.59
Buy a Soup Mix, get a bag of Crackers – FREE
Bacon Flavored Split Pea
Cheesy Bacon Potato
Creamy Chicken Noodle
Bean/lentil/rice/split pea blends: Harvest, Hearty, Holiday, 13 Bean
Tavern Smoked Turkey (our most popular turkey) – normally $6.79 – now $5.79
- 1/2 cup chia seeds*
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds*
- 1/2 cup pepita seeds (or pumpkin seeds)*
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds*
- 1 cup water
- 1 large garlic clove, finely grated
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for sprinkling*
- 1 tsp oregano (or your choice of seasoning/spice)*
*Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard.
- Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, combine the chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pepitas seeds, and sesame seeds.
- Add the water, the garlic, and salt. Stir with a spatula until combined. Allow the mixture to sit for a couple of minutes until the chia seeds absorb the water. After the 2 minute rest, when you stir the mixture, you shouldn’t see a pool of water on the bottom of the bowl.
- With the spatula (and a hand, if necessary), spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in two small rectangles, about 12 by 7 inches each and 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle additional salt on top.
- Bake for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully flip each rectangle with a spatula. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes more, until lightly golden around the edges. Watch closely near the end to make sure they don’t burn. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes on the pan and then break the rectangles into crackers and let cool completely on the pan. Store in an airtight container or jar on the counter for up to 2 weeks. You can also freeze the crackers in freezer bags for up to 1 month. If the crackers soften while storing (this can happen in humid environments), toast in the oven at 300ºF for 5 to 7 minutes, then let cool completely. This is usually enough to return their former crispness!
A Peek in the PantryClasses at The Country Cupboard
Digest good information and good food. You must preregister. Stop in, email or call to sign up. Space is limited.
* Green Cleaning Using Essential Oils
– Make ‘n Take – $5/person
Showers, tubs, toilets, sinks, microwaves, stoves, furniture, windows, fruits ‘n veggies…Cut the chemicals, there’s an oil to help with whatever you want to clean or sanitize. Learn how to make a simple multi-purpose cleaning spray, plus take home some tub or toilet cleaner you make for yourself.Thursday, March 16th 6:30-7:30 pm*Using Oils Daily (doTERRA users only)A free intermediate class on incorporating essential oils into everyday life for health, and wellness. Learn more tips on using a diffuser and diluting oils.
Thursday, March 30th 6:30 – 7:30 pm
*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions(Basic Class)A fun, free class to learn what oils are, how they work and experience them for yourself. You must register in advance for this class.Tuesday, April 4th 6:30-8pm