Over at Seedy Nutty headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, what is a girl to do when there’s more than two feet of snow on the ground? On day one of Snowzilla she faced a mountain of snow. On day two she put on cross-country skis.
On day two she put on cross-country skis.
On day three under the bright blue skies, buried bushes and in the shade of a Magnolia tree she rolled up big balls and sculpted them into a Seedy Nutty inspired snow girl, complete with red holly berries for eyes, eyebrows from dried leaves, and arms and hair from branches from a blue spruce.
She is Seedy Nutty Queen and will reign until she melts. The Seedy Nutty lady’s artistic outdoor adventure may lead to new culinary creations. What about firing up Seedy Nutty with cyanine? The Seedy Nutty Snow Queen may have cold feel, but the Seedy Nutty Company doesn’t.
Fat Tom is my new best friend. He is a mnemonic, a memory technique that uses the letters of his name to stand for something else. Fat Tom is my ServSafe Exam partner for the ServSafe test I take on January 23. Once I pass that test I will get my ServSafe Manager’s license, which opens the door to a commercial kitchen where Seedy Nutty can be produced for retail outlets, restaurants, movie theaters, CSA add-ons and online sales.
Fat Tom is helping me remember the favorable conditions that bacteria need to grow to produce food-borne pathogens. My chubby buddy stands for Food, Acidity, Time, Temperature, Oxygen and Moisture.
Seedy Nutty was among the vendors the Fare Fair at Future Harvest Annual Conference Saturday, January 16, 2016.
Seedy Nutty Original, Chocolate and Crumbles shared the Crossroads Community Food Network tables with graduates of the Crossroads Microenterprise Training program Zenful Bites serving up ginger and basil drinks, plus some exotic puddings. Other Crossroads grads, El Tianguis Tacos , Nancia’s Antojitos and Roy and RT’s Kitchen and Garden and Mona’s Capital City Sweets and Treats were also on the scene.
Eco-city Farms CEO Margaret Morgan Hubbard dropped off some fresh kale from their hoop house picked that day. Who says you can’t farm in the winter?
Seedy Nutty also got a taste of quality artisanal chocolate fudge from the Chocolatier’s Palette. One piece dubbed hot chocolate was spiked with cayenne pepper and another combined pomegranate with walnuts. The fudge melts in your mouth and goes down like a glass of fine wine savored slowly. Seedy Nutty also met some potential business partners interested in Seedy Nutty after she gets her ServSafe Manager License.
Join Seedy Nutty January 16 at the Future Harvest Local Fair Fare College Park Marriott and Conference Center
The Seedy Nutty Company greets 2016 with great plans for expansion into the commercial marketplace. Join us on Saturday January 16, from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Future Harvest Local Fare Fair, a food festival that in addition to Seedy Nutty, Original, Chocolate and Crumbles, you can sample some of the region’s finest cheeses, wines, ciders and chocolates. Look for Seedy Nutty at the Crossroads Community Food Network exhibit. The Future Harvest event comes at the end of the Future Harvest 2016 Cultivate the Chesapeake Chesapeake Foodshed conference. Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture provides education, networking and advocacy to help build a sustainable Chesapeake foodshed. For tickets go online at http://www.futureharvestcasa.org/conference/registration
Seedy Nutty on a family trip to Israel in 2011. It wasn't until she wrote an article about the Crossroads Community Farmers Market, that she realized that she could make a go of the business and set up a stand in September 2015. You can meet Rosanne at the market most Wednesdays from May through November.
In her other life Rosanne is a freelance writer and was a long-time science and environmental reporter for Voice of America.
She is currently a fellow with GreenFaith, a coalition of faith communities worldwide that have come together to advocate for action on climate change.