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The Greennii Blog Greens Your Thanksgiving With a Local Food Finder and Organic Sweet Potato Pone

Thanksgiving in Costa RicaOh boy! Thanksgiving is just down the road and I’m so excited! In years gone by, we’ve usually been on a boat in the Pacific on Thanksgiving – one of the things you just have to put up with when living in Costa Rica!

But this year, for the first time in a decade, my husband and I are back in the US, not in Costa Rica, and I have to say, it feels a whole lot more like Thanksgiving when it’s 45 degrees out and the streets are wet from the weekend’s storm and the trees are all cinnamon, orange, mustard, salmon, plum, olive, peach and cherry colored.

But enough about me and my tday dreaming. Today is all about you and what you need to make your Thanksgiving healthy, local and green! Local Dirt is a great resource for seeking out local producers of all manner of food from meat from Ferndale Farms to organic produce and flowers from Rodoni Farms (okay, they’re not food, but they sure are pretty on the Holiday table), to herbs and soap from Cow Track Ranch. (Okay, okay, but ya gotta wash too, right?)

If none of these places has what you need, you can always hop on over to Whole Foods, who try to buy locally and certainly have a good selection of organic, free range products.

And not to leave you without a recipe three days before Turkey Day, here’s a great one for Sweet Potato Pone (or pudding or casserole or souffle – depending on how fancy you want to sound). This recipe is a family recipe and in looking up the definition of pone I found two other great sounding recipes that include more spices, different sugars including molasses, and different types of milk.

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Photo from epicurious.com by Lara Ferroni

Sweet Potato Pone (updated to be organic and free range!)

What:
2 organic, free range eggs
1 C organic sugar
2 C grated organic sweet potato
1/2 tsp. organic nutmeg
1 C organic hemp milk (the original calls for condensed milk, but I am unable to find it organically, and the hemp’s texture and flavor I believe to be better – it lets the spices and other flavors in the dish show through.)

1/4 C organic butter (You can also make your own butter from organic heavy or whipping cream with this easy recipe from kiss my spatula. Yum!)

How:
Beat eggs and sugar until light and creamy. Add all else. Pour into buttered pan (9″ cake pan or pie pan will do) Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. When brown on top, stir and brown again. Serves Six.

-Jocelyn Broyles

ACE WINNER!

Well, it took us a while (we had a little Halloween Fete get in the way of all else for a couple of weeks) but we finally randomly drew our ACE Hardware gift certificate winner! And the prize goes to Jessi, who would like to see biobags for dogs in her ACE Hardware store. Jessi, we’ll see what we can do! Thank you all for your participation.

Women In Green Forum

Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway

The Women In Green Forum, held September 1st and 2nd in Pasadena, CA and produced by Three Squares, Inc. will prove to be an industry leader and most sought after speaking engagement, mark my words. This inaugural Women In Green Forum proved to be inspiring and motivating, with speakers as diverse as Mariel Hemingway, Author, Actress and Activist to Vonda Lockwood, Director, Operations Support and Sustainability, Walmart, but with parallel goals of environmental and humanitarian stewardship. I was not only humbled and impressed by the speakers and panelists, but by every attendee. I was empowered by the voices, hope, ambition and determination of these new leaders of sustainability, business and the world.
Gloria Reuben

Gloria Reuben

Sarah Backhouse

Sarah Backhouse

Judith Mitchell

Judith Mitchell

Senator Fran Pavley

Senator Fran Pavley

Bonnie Reiss

Bonnie Reiss

Vonda Lockwood

Vonda Lockwood

Debbie Burnes

Debbie Burnes, Sumbody

Sandra Berg

Sandra Berg

John Picard

John Picard

Jan Perry

Jan Perry

Sunset Celebration Weekend

Greennii is participating in Sunset Magazine’s 13th annual Celebration Weekend, this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 5th and 6th from 10am to 5pm. Come enjoy celebrity chefs, a tasting kitchen, wine tasting, kid’s events and stop by the Greennii booth to enter our raffle for a free Green-your-home consultation – a $250 value!

The Sunset Celebration Weekend is located at Sunset Headquarters, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

See you there!