Serving Gourmet Microgreens - Special Event Place Settings

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Ashleigh Smith

Mar 25
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gourmet microgreen place setting Easter theme

Microgreens are more than a garnish. They can also be part of the central decorations of any great event. Simply plant a few seeds into your container of choice, watch them grow, and serve. Individual portions can be harvested fresh at the table with a sharp steak knife. From holidays to weddings, enjoy the bright and refreshing addition of living microgreens with your decor.

Microgreens - A Trending Garnish and Salad Green

Microgreens have grown in popularity over the last several years. While their initial rise in popularity can be attributed to high-end restaurants and trained chefs, they have made their way into events as large as weddings and as small as everyday family dinners. While they are small, they are packed full of flavor that can be added to any meal. Want a touch of spice? Try a sprinkle of radish or mustard micros. Just want some extra color? Mild greens such as broccoli, lettuce, or cabbage are all great options! With more supplies and local growers than ever before, it's no secret these tiny but mighty greens are a trend here to stay.

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Decorate With Microgreens - Weddings and Events Inspired by Nature

Natural elements play a key role in weddings and events. From cut flowers to wood cake stands the influence of the great outdoors can be found everywhere. Microgreens are just another way to connect our social celebrations with nature. Check out our fun Easter table setting for some inspiration at your next family gathering. The pastel eggs and sparkly bunnies can easily be exchanged for spring bouquets or fall trinkets. As for their growing containers, use anything that works! We decided to use some plastic Easter eggs cut in half, which worked perfectly. However, many other containers could also be used.

Natural Easter Egg Dyes

For an extra creative twist on the traditional Easter egg, try creating your own natural dye using plant material. For a blue tint, make a red cabbage tea and soak the hard-boiled eggs for at least an hour. For yellow, heat some water with turmeric powder. This option works exceptionally well. While we didn’t have a chance to try it this year, red onion skins are said to create a beautiful shade of pink/red.

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