Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Belated Challenge Update

I'm a few days late on my update- wasn't going to bother as I was on vacation last week... then decided as I did a lot of planting I should bother! So here we go:

Sharon's Independance Day's Challenge:
Plant something: Transplanted zucchini, new cuke plants (to replace the ones I let fry), planted some borage seeds, planted radish seeds Planted carrots-rainbow blend, carrots- Parisian market; nasturtiums, sunflower mammoth grey stripe, planted a pot of chives- trying planting peas on northside of house(is cooler); I won’t boar you with the water plant I planted, but want to ask a question: does anyone know, I heard this years ago- if you can use watercress bought in a store for starts to grow water cress?
Prep something: Nada –
Harvest something: Nada-
Manage something: Nothing
Cook Something New:Made a sugar-free rhubarb/strawberry sauce for over sugar free ice cream
2 stalks of rhubarb, chopped
1 cup of strawberries, sliced
about ¾ cup of sweetner (I used brown sugar twin, I would imagine you could use nutra sweet or sugar
enough water to cover rhubarb and strawberries in a medium pot
1 tbsp of cornstarch (to thicken)
put rhubarb and strawberries in pot, cover with enough water to just cover rhubarb and strawberries. Bring to boil. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat. Add cornstarch. Add a few drops of red food coloring if desired. Serve over no sugar ice cream or some pound cake or eat it like applesauce!
Work on Local Food Systems: Talked to my mom about going in together in a csa, investigated csa for meat; Started a contest on my blog for folks to win my balls- my seedballz or rather the extra I have- rather than planting and wasting the hummingbird flowers and the basil, I decided to give them away!
Compost something:same as last week- added some starbucks to my compost, turned compost this week
Learn a skill: nada

Crunchy Green Goddess's Shower Challenge- On track-5 minutes each shower throughout my vacation!

Chile's Peak Oil Addiction challenge- June is over- and that means so is my No Restaurant part of the challenge- new challenge- No diet sodas for the month of July. I was 100% on this for the last week. NO sodas. Even on vacation!

Crunchy chicksters “My ass is melting challenge”- Well lessee- On the tripI rode in my Uncles van. He had the a/c on-was not my choice!


Chile said...

Cold turkey on the sodas? Way to go! Sorry your vacation's over.

Connie said...

You da man!!!

Sorry your zuchs fried.

So, can you go out to eat again, now?

Fun vacation? I hope beer doesn't count as fuzzy soda, because that would be a good replacement.

Robj98168 said...

Chile- thanks - you are not half as sorry as I am though

Verde- IS ok I got new cukes. I i can go out again, and I dont drink beer!