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March 29, 2017 * Newsletter # 170
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Weekly Recipe #170
Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata

Source:  Country Living
Serves:  2  
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes 
Supplies: no special supplies needed


Lamb Chops

  • 4 rib lamb chops*
  • ½ c. olive oil*
  • 4 sprig torn mint
  • 2 clove garlic*
  • ½ tsp. Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 clove garlic*
  • ¼ tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. loosely packed mint leaves
  • 2 tsp. olive oil*
  1. Place lamb chops, olive oil, torn mint, garlic, and pepper in a large, sealable plastic bag. Toss to coat lamb chops and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Remove chops, wipe off excess marinade, and season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Broil chops on high until medium-rare, about 3 minutes per side. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, to make gremolata: Crush garlic, lemon zest, and salt into a paste using the side of a large knife or a mortar and pestle. In a small bowl, stir together garlic paste and mint leaves with olive oil. Transfer chops to a serving plate, drizzle with mint gremolata and garnish with fresh mint.
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Food Facts:    Spring into warmer months with a picnic spread made from the heart

(BPT) - This time of year, the urge to go outside increases by the day. There's more sunlight, birds are chirping and, in some lucky parts of the nation, flowers might even be in bloom. What better way to welcome spring than with a picnic prepared from the heart, complete with homemade breads and baked goods made from scratch?

Whether you're celebrating a spring holiday or birthday, looking for a new idea for date night or just want an excuse to relax on a lazy Sunday afternoon, these tips will equip you for a picnic that's sure to please.

Location, location, location

The wonderful thing about picnics is that they can be enjoyed just about anywhere. Whether you want to take in your own backyard, visit a favorite park in your neighborhood or town or escape to a cherished remote spot that is secret to you, picnics allow you to make your meals extra special as you surround yourself in nature.

Spring showers got you down? Prepare for summer by transforming your living room into an indoor picnic space. Lay out a blanket, whip up a delicious spread, pick up some flowers, grab your favorite board games and make a day of it. You'll forget the gray weather in no time.

A cause to celebrate

Warmer temperatures are cause for celebration alone, but the spring season is also filled with festive holidays like Easter and Mother's Day. This Easter, while the kids run through the yard on the hunt for Easter eggs, adults can lounge on picnic blankets and enjoy tasty traditional Easter treats, like homemade hot cross buns.

When it comes time to show Mom she's special (and every day of the year, of course), change up the usual Mother's Day breakfast in bed or brunch plans with an indoor or outdoor brunch picnic, complete with all of her favorite foods. Enjoying fresh flowers and homemade cinnamon rolls or coffee cake while surrounded by her favorite people will make it a day to remember. Plus, who really wants crumbs in their comforter?

Picnics are also a great way to celebrate a spring birthday in the park. Or, for a new twist on your next date night, plan a romantic picnic dinner spread somewhere special, or right out your own back door.

The food: The reason we picnic

Whether a brunch, lunch or dinner picnic, food is always the star of the show; it's the reason to own a picnic basket and the lovely accouterments. For your next picnic, no matter the occasion, make it a priority to bake something from the heart.

A variety of everyday and seasonal bread recipes and can help you plan the perfect picnic. Visit BreadWorld.com for recipe inspiration and tips for beginners and seasoned bakers alike, including pointers like how to save time by making your dough the night before. As your oven works its magic, the smell of made-from-scratch baked goods is sure to get everyone excited to start the picnic party.

From Hot Cross Buns or an Easter Egg Nest for Easter to Beginner's Frosted Cinnamon Rolls or Strawberries and Cream Coffee Cake for a Mother's Day picnic, a homemade treat makes every holiday complete. And if you're looking for a staple for any occasion, French Bread is guaranteed to impress your picnic guests. Plus, you'll be joining the ranks of those across the country raving about the health and taste benefits of homemade artisanal bread. So roll up your sleeves and start baking with yeast - it's easier than you might think and the results will add an extra "wow" factor to your thoughtful picnic spread.

Follow the recipe below to build a delicious foundation for your perfect picnic sandwich.

French Bread


1 3/4 cups warm water (100 to 110 degrees F)
2 envelopes Active Dry Yeast
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil*
2 teaspoons salt
5 to 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1 egg* white beaten with 1 tablespoon water


Place water in large, warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved. Stir in oil, salt, and enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, about six to eight minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. On floured surface, divide dough in half; roll to 15x10-inch ovals. Roll up from long ends to make loaves. Pinch seams and ends to seal; taper ends.

Place, seam sides down, on large greased baking sheet sprinkled with cornmeal. Cover; let rise in warm draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.

Brush with egg white mixture. With a sharp knife, make four or five diagonal cuts (1/4-inch deep), on top of each loaf. Bake in a preheated 400 degree F oven for 25 minutes, or until done. For crispier crusts, brush two more times with egg white mixture, after 15 and 20 minutes of baking time. Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack.


Local Events Calendar

Upcoming Events:
29  Kenyon Billy Shakespeare Presents: As You Like It, Free performance
30  Chautauqua: Harry S. Truman
31  Last day to order a goat leg for Easter!

1  Adam Trent, Illusionist - Community Concert Association
3  Opening day at Ye Olde Mill
4  Festival of Joy
4  Knox County Battle of The Books Team Competition
5  Basic Computer class
5  Computer Job Searching class
6  Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet
7  Starting Point's Annual Fundraising Banquet
8  Ohio Made Market: Spring Fling
8  Gilead Christian School PTO Pancake Breakfast
13 Chautauqua: Burgess Meredith
14 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
15 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
16 Easter Sunday
21 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
22 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
28 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods
29 Alcove Dinner Theater: Over The River and Through The Woods

Recurring Events:

**Second Monday Every Month 4:00 pm 
- Sewing With Lisa at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

**Every Thursday Evening 5:00 - 8:00 pm
- McBingo at McDonald’s 535 W. Marion Rd, Mt. Gilead - FREE Bingo with food prizes

**Every Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am
- Yoga Fridays at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

**Every Friday 2:00 - 3:00 pm
- ZUMBA at The Public Library of Mt. Vernon & Knox County

Find more great things to do here:  
Knox County History  ~  Knox County - Quick Links  ~  
Morrow County - Quick Links  ~  Licking County - Links

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Do you need a hot meal?  Live in the Mt. Vernon area?  These community churches provide hot meals free of charge 7 days a week.

Monday: First Presbyterian Church, 102 North Gay Street. On the last Monday of each month, FPC's Awaken Youth Ministry will enjoy fellowship as they dine and provide entertainment during the meal.

Tuesday: First Congregational United Church of Christ (in partnership with St. Vincent Catholic Church), 200 North Main Street

Wednesday: First Church of the Nazarene, 807 Coshocton Avenue

Thursday: Salvation Army, 206 E Ohio Ave

Friday: Gay Street United Methodist Church, 18 North Gay Street

Saturday: Seventh Day Adventist (City) Church, 425 South Edgewood Road

Sunday: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 100 East High Street

All evening meals served 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., except Sundays 5-6 p.m.

The sidewalk in front of 107 and 109 South Main Street is closed for ongoing construction on The Woodward.

Harvest will remain open during this time.  
Construction will not affect our hours of operation or our ability to serve our customers.
Street Closure Notice
We have been informed that South Main Street will be closed between Vine Street and Gambier Street intermittently to allow for needed construction of downtown businesses.  This street closure will not affect your ability to access Harvest.  Harvest will remain open during construction.  If you need assistance getting your groceries to your car, please call ahead and we can tell you the best time to come so that we can have someone available to help with those needs.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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