Friday, November 20, 2009

Independence Days #28

Another busy week, mostly spent in the kitchen baking. But I did find time for a little Independence...

1. Plant something: Lettuce and spinach seeds in pots for indoor growing.

2. Harvest something: Pac choi, radishes, peppermint, calendula blossoms and seeds, sage from the Renaissance Man's garden.

3. Preserve something: Froze chopped cauliflower; air-drying calendula and peppermint.

4. Reduce waste (Waste not): Saving bread crumbs; reused a zippered plastic cheese bag to store half an onion.

5. Preparation and storage (Want not): Stocked up on bags and boxes for market baking; stocked up on more butter, nuts, cider.

6. Build local food systems: Distributed flyers for the Local Roots holiday market; talked marketing with the fabulous Jen and looked for ways to step up our plan a little more; started baking to sell at Local Roots; attended the first OEFFA chapter meeting of the season and ordered seed potatoes (sharing order with the Cheerful Lady); talked to two sociology classes on campus about Local Roots and talked further with a couple of very interested students; attended a lunchtime presentation on the college's garden; had review of Sharon's Independence Days published at The Ethicurean.

7. Eat the food: Salad! and also roasted Brussels sprouts; spaghetti squash; apples for desserts; broccoli pasta; curried Asian greens over rice.

Not much else in the way of excitement this week, aside from learning how much I can cram onto the limited surface space in my kitchen as baked goods of various kinds cooled...

Next week, who knows?

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