Friday, July 16, 2010

Independence Days #59

I'm slowly catching up after the bumpiness that was last weekend...

1. Plant something: Started seeds for lacinato kale and Scarlet Queen turnips at home; started seeds for 2 kinds of cucumbers and planted kohlrabi seedlings at the OEFFA Male's farm.

2. Harvest something: Chamomile blossoms, cucumbers, basil, dill at the fabulous Jen's.

3. Preserve something: Dried chamomile blossoms, Italian parsley, basil; froze garlic scape pesto.

4. Reduce waste (Waste not): Nothing really news on this front.

5. Preparation and storage (Want not): Collected more clean and empty glass jars from My Wonderful Parents for dried goods; restocked milk, butter, cheese (bulk order from Lucky Penny Creamery) for baking.

6. Build local food systems: "Paid" the fabulous Jen for services rendered with leftover bread from the market; swapped more leftover bread for zucchini, herbs; worked at the OEFFA Male's farm two days; worked a bit in the garden; shared cucumbers with the fabulous Jen, my hairdresser, and The Photographer.

7. Eat the food: Toasted cheese bread; sliced cucumbers; potato salad from "seconds"; peach tart; spicy peanut noodles with pac choi and beans; iced tisane made with lemon verbena, bronze fennel, and nettle.

Going offline for the weekend -- computer problems, plus a bit of vacation!

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At 7/19/2010 9:22 AM, Blogger TaraChristiane said...

Enjoy your vacation!

At 7/20/2010 7:05 AM, Blogger The Baklava Queen said...

Thanks! Enjoyed some time at the Farm this weekend -- MUCH needed!


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