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!