Short and sweet today…
Plant Something – I planted a lot of mellons on the farm this week. Otherwise, I didn’t plant anything here in our garden.
Harvest Something – Spinach, lettuce, a radish, eggs
Preserve Something – Strawberries are on the docket today. I bought a bunch, and if I don’t eat them all first, I’ll try to make some jam.
Reduce Waste – The usual… chickens, compost, recycling, etc.
Preparation and Storage – This week I signed up for a veggie canning/jam making class in July. I’m actually going to get to go for sure (not just on the waiting list), so I’m very excited about that!
Build Community Food Systems – still spreading the word about the Englewood Farmers Market. Otherwise, nil.
Eat the Food – The stuff we harvested, plus pork as usual. We also used some more of the anchos left in the freezer. Here’s a quick recipe for green chile mayo, tasty on burgers:
In a food processor, put 1 cup of mayonnaise, 4 (or so) garlic cloves, 2 roasted, peeled and chopped ancho chiles, and a tablespoon of lime juice. Process until smooth. Taste, and add more of anything you think it might need. Yum!
Also, a side note, my ‘Independence Days – Week 4’ post was generating a lot of spam for some reason, so I took it down. If you want the recipe I had posted (a pasta sauce), just send me a note!