Monday, July 20, 2009

Independence Days challenge, week 12

lunch from the garden

Time again for Sharon's Independence Day's Challenge:

1. Plant something:
No, so thank goodness for things that plant themselves.

volunteer squash taking over the compost bin

2. Harvest something:
Eggs, chives, grape tomatoes, comfrey (for the chickens), mulberries, feverfew, lovage, kale, good king henry, chocolate mint, spearmint, lavender, rosemary, red clover.
3. Preserve something: Dried mulberries, chocolate mint, spearmint, rosemary, red clover, feverfew, lavender.
4. Waste not: I remembered, for a change, to dry the bread ends for bread crumbs before they became stale chicken food or moldy compost as usual.
5. Preparation and storage: Made a diaper cover rather than buy one; am trying to save money for other priorities.
6. Build community food systems: No.
7. Eat the food: Altered a "Cheddar and Onion Muffin" recipe to use tons of chives from the garden rather than onions. Made lunch from the yard and neighborhood: "green eggs" (see basket of goodies above) and mulberries.

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