Friday, May 15, 2009

Independence Days challenge, week 3

Week 3; plugging away little bit by little bit.

1. Plant something: spinach, kale, 3 types of lettuce.
2. Harvest something: violets.
3. Preserve something: violet jelly.
4. Reduce waste: used the leftover lemon peels from jelly to make candied lemon peels, rather than simply composting them as usual. Hoping it will be one little bit less candy I'll buy, too.
6. Build community food systems: Got children's help collecting violets for jelly. Made the jelly with a neighbor who's new to canning.
7. Eat the food: still using frozen squash in quick breads, and trying to use up last bits of frozen berries before they're in season again.

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