Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Ornament Exchange Special

Does your office have an ornament exchange? We have all new ornaments arriving this week (plus some that are already here). Gorgeous Fair Trade ornaments from India, South Africa, Swaziland and more provide living wages for artists around the world.

And, now, your office or ornament exchange can sign up for specials on ornaments. Either call, email or talk to Heidi at Fair & Green, and she'll set you up to receive discounts on your ornaments. Get everyone in your office to purchase their ornament at Fair & Green and your group will receive FREE Fair Trade chocolate for the day of your exchange.

Call today to find out more. 530-582-0908. or 10382 Donner Pass Rd in Truckee. Hours are from 11-6 pm M-Sa to be sign up for this deal.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Curried Pumpkin Soup

This is the soup recipe we used for First Friday in November.

Curried Pumpkin Soup
1 lg. onion, sliced
3/4 cup sliced scallions, white part only
1/4 cup butter
1 (16 oz) can pumpkin (or your own pumpkin puree)
4 c. chicken (or veg) broth
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp curry powder (maybe a bit was not as curry"ish" as I like)
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Several parsely sprigs
2 cups half & half
Salt & pepper to taste

Saute onions & scallions in butter until golden brown. Stir in pumpkin, broth, bay leaf, usgar, curry powder, nutmeg & parsley. Bring to a simmer and continue simmering, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer soup to food processor in batches & puree. Return to pan; add hal & half, salt & pepper. Simmer 5-10 minutes. 6 servings

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