Friday, August 28, 2009

Independence Days #16

After such a wonderful, restful time away last weekend, I got caught up in the mad rush of back-to-school busy work and lots o' Local Roots projects.

That meant that my Independence Days activities took last priority for once, so I don't have much to show for this week:

1. Plant something: Nothing. (Again.)

2. Harvest something: Black Cherry tomatoes from the Renaissance Man's garden.

3. Preserve something: Breaded, baked, froze eggplant slices; made tomatillo salsa (just to refrigerate); canned 11 pints of pizza sauce.

4. Reduce waste (Waste not): Preserved eggplant before it went bad; saved bread crumbs.

5. Preparation and storage (Want not): Dried, put away seeds (shallots from the Cauliflower Queen); made granola (with last year's dried cherries).

6. Build local food systems: Talked farming and local foods with the kind people at Raven Rocks; cooked with the Renaissance Man (and shared my birthday cake with him); wrapped up the September newsletter for Local Roots; worked on my little portion of our upcoming information meeting at the market building, which meant pulling together a list of potential events.


7. Eat the food: French toast from homemade bread; braised kale and cabbage over rice; pesto pizza with tomatoes; broccoli-walnut pasta; granola; sauteed zucchini.

Yep. Not much.

Maybe next week?

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