Sunday, August 16, 2009

Not an exciting week- The Weekly Challenge Update

Not much happened this week- well not entirely true- did get to ride the new light rail here in Seattle, twice! And the usual work for challenges:

Sharon's Independence Days Challenge- Year two, week 16

1. Plant something: Transplanted lettuce starts and Dutch Corn salad starts into larger growing pots, planted radishes
2. Harvest something: My garden-Some baby lettuce and some Baby Dutch corn salad, Tomatoes, some greens, hot cherry peppers; fennel; Community Garden: Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Basil, Chives, Radishes
3. Preserve something: Pickled fennel (found recipe in Ready Made magazine);
4. Reduce Waste (recycle, reuse, reduce, repair or compost something): Turned the compost pile, did the usual recycling and composting
5. Preparation and Storage: Gathered up seeds I have collected from plants and from order and sorting and put into a metal storage box, Ordered some seeds for fall garden from company over in Ellensburg, WA
6. Build Community Food Systems: From Community Garden to food bank- donated about 2.5 pounds of Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Basil, Chives, Radishes; did my watering day at the community garden; Attended a SUBU meeting
7. Eat the Food (cook or eat something new)- Omelet with marinated grilled vegetables, Broiled Tomatoes with Provolone, Ate and Used Leek Flower Blossoms in salad and omelet.

Melinda’s Growing Challenge: Nothing new to report!

Meat Free Mondays: Breakfast- Vegan brownie and coffee from Burien Press. Lunch- Veggie burger patty and mac and cheese; Lunch at work- Tzatziki with Crackers, Dinner Omelet with mushrooms; Dessert apple slices w/ peanut butter

Buy Nothing Challenge - August 2009

Crunchy’s Buy Nothing Challenge: Ordered seeds from Irish Eyes Seed company in Ellensburg, WA. At least local (sort of- and used to grow food), Coffee and pastry almost every morning from Burien Press. And I bought Romeo an antler chew. Lunch out twice this week, but only paid once. The other was bought for me!

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Great job! Menu sounds amazing Rob! I need to transplant lettuce and I have never done it! Would love to see your process! Thanks for mad inspo...