Friday, April 02, 2010

Independence Days #44

I know it's too soon for the warm weather to stick around consistently, but the past few days have been just beautiful -- and today the temperatures are due to hit the 80s. Hard to believe it's early April!

Things keep happening...

1. Plant something: Started more seeds (heirloom tomatoes, beets, turnips) for the OEFFA Male.

2. Harvest something: Nothing.

3. Preserve something: Froze duck fat.

4. Reduce waste (Waste not): Adding more to the compost pile (about time to turn it!); cleaned out the sorghum jar by pouring in hot water, swishing it around, and adding the mixture to the pumpernickel bread recipe; reused wax paper to grease bread pans.

5. Preparation and storage (Want not): Bought more cheese for baking artisan loaves; milled and sifted more spelt flour; put away more canning jars.

6. Build local food systems
: Sold baked goods at market (almost all the bread sold!); shared a few leftover inventory items with friends; baked an apple streusel cake for The Renaissance Man's birthday; made a Spanish spinach and chickpea dish for potluck; made a roast duck dinner for the Renaissance Man's birthday.

7. Eat the food: Pita sandwich with pea shoots, radishes, cheese; French toast; broccoli pizza; fried rice with leftover green beans; spinach and chickpea dish; grilled cheese; hash browns with kale and cheese and egg; big salads!

Another growing season is well underway!

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