Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Independence Days #66

OK, so I let the time slip by me again. Ooops.

But now that the month of October is winding down, perhaps the busyness will, too. (Not that I'm actually counting on that to happen...) In the meantime, here's the latest update:

1. Plant something: Planted lettuce, beets, pac choi, garlic at the OEFFA Male's farm.

2. Harvest something: Golden beets, chard at the Renaissance Man's.

3. Preserve something: Dried sage, oregano, parsley, lemon balm.

4. Reduce waste (Waste not): Took more "seconds" off the OEFFA Male's hands; saved flour from kneading dough for another project; took a couple of empty jars from My Wonderful Parents for more storage.

5. Preparation and storage (Want not): Stocked up on vegetables, cheese, milk, and butter for baking; ordered case of fillo dough for holiday baking.

6. Build local food systems: Swapped leftover market bread for herbs, greens, desserts; finished working at the OEFFA Male's farm for the season; baked for market; finished and printed holiday special orders brochure -- and took the first two orders!; worked on the Local Roots newsletter for November; contributed crackers to a prize basket at Local Roots.

7. Eat the food: Fall harvest soup; leftover rolls with kale and cheddar; cider; popcorn; more good stuff than I can think of!

Time to shift gears now...

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