On September 29, the PIFS Green Committee hosted our favorite kind of back-to-school shopping…. A private market day at Mike’s Organic Warehouse! For those of you who are new to Greenwich, Mike Geller is a great resource and is well known around town for Mike’s Organic Delivery service: https://mikesorganicdelivery.com/
Mike offers seasonal packages and also a la carte delivery options. It is like Fresh Direct but you are buying from local farms and getting the freshest, most amazing produce, meats, eggs, dairy, breads and even prepared foods. The best part is that Mike is donating 10% of all proceeds from our market day to PIFS!
What We Are Cooking
What are you going to do with all the wonderful things you bought at Mike’s Warehouse (or from his website)? I asked former PIFS moms, Hala Si-Ahmed and Alexa Fishback to share a great recipe that incorporates some delicious, seasonal items. I met Hala and Alexa 7 years ago when our youngest children started PIFS together. They have been key in helping me clean up my eating habits because I regularly participate in cleanses through their company, AaHa Restart: http://www.aaharestart.com/.
Salmon and Quinoa Super Bowl
- 1 wild caught salmon filet
- Drizzle of olive oil
- ½ tsp salt & pepper
- ½ cup quinoa
- ¼ cup shelled edamame beans (thawed frozen beans can also be used)
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- ½ cup arugula leaves
- 1 Tbsp chopped scallions
- Tbsp olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Additional ½ tsp salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 375
- Arrange salmon on baking tray and season with salt/pepper and drizzle with olive oil
- Bake fish for 12-16 minutes, depending on how well cooked you prefer your salmon
- While fish cooks, cook quinoa as per package directions
- When quinoa is cooked, arrange in large bowl
- Top quinoa with edammame, tomatoes, arugula, and scallions
- Whisk together lemon oil and s/p
- Cut salmon into about 2 inch pieces
- Top quinoa with salmon and drizzle the dressing over the entire bowl
Join the Greenwich Conservation Commission on October 18 at The Garden Education Center to learn all about the importance of healthy lawns.
Healthy Yards Workshop
Garden Education Center, 130 Bible St., Cos Cob
October 18, 2017 | 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration Fee: $20 includes a Healthy Lunch
Keeping your yard both beautiful and healthy is not as hard as you think. Workshop speakers and exhibitors will give you the tools needed to transition your yard from water and chemical dependent one, to a safe and healthy one without sacrificing aesthetics.
Designed for property owners and their landscape contractors, topics will include:
• Importance of Soil Health
• Nutrient Management Controlling Weeds & Pests without Chemicals
• Water-wise Landscaping
*Each Greenwich resident attending will receive a free compost bin, including private instruction on setup. *Limited to one per property
Diane’s Simple Tip
Diane Gordon is not only a dedicated member of the Green Committee, but she is also a PIFS Pre-K teacher. Diane has the best tips for little things you can fit into your busy schedule that take very little time but yield great reward. Here is Diane’s latest tip:
“Take pleasure in your garden all year long by pressing favorite flowers.”
Upcoming Green Committee Meeting
Please join us for the next meeting of the Green Committee on Tuesday, October 10 at 8:45 a.m. in the upstairs conference room.