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  1. Eating Close to the Earth

    by , 01-07-2010 at 08:10 PM (C@rol's Blog)
    Know Your Food

    The food we eat is a multidimensional aspect of our lives. Food provides us with the energy that enables us to grow and prosper. Yet it can be, and frequently is, much, much more. Our food can be an experience in and of itself if we allow it to be. The dishes we remember from childhood offer unmatched comfort. The act of preparing meals can be an art form of the highest caliber. And the nourishment we derive from this fare promotes wellness within us. But many of us, ...
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  2. Could someone please help us eat all of these potatoes?

    by , 12-08-2009 at 11:52 AM (fixer's food for thought)
    I sprouted our potatoes yesterday. Due to the warmer than usual weather, they sprouted early this year. Normally, they keep until mid-Spring. I am not sure they will last that long. I don't have a good place to keep them. I use the space under the basement stairs. I dug more potatoes than ever this year. I ended up storing around 275 pounds. We have been eating them in every conceivable way. We have sworn off rice and pasta. Potatoes are our only starch for the foreseeable future. I have ...
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  3. The last big canning session of the season.......maybe

    by , 08-23-2009 at 10:27 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    We canned forty-two quarts of tomatoes today. We started in the garden picking what needed to come to the house. We got cucumbers, squash and honeydews. The melons are delicious. This is our first time growing them. Then we started canning. It was a long day at the end of a long weekend. We decided to do what we could today so we would not have to do any during the week. We will have maybe ten to fifteen more quarts after all of the tomatoes ripen. That is great since it matches with the ...
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  4. Shopping in the garden

    by , 07-09-2009 at 05:46 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    This time of the year is wonderful. Our meal plans revolve around what is ready in the garden. Right now, I have summer squash and potatoes in the steamer. I will make some cole slaw from cabbage we picked last week. All of this and a small portion of animal protein will make a good meal. It is a good thing we don't mind eating the same thing day after day. My philosophy is if it is good today why not eat it tomorrow. We will add corn and beans (if I can resist canning them all) soon enough. ...

    Updated 07-09-2009 at 05:48 PM by fixer

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  5. Finally, some good news

    by , 06-28-2009 at 11:59 PM (fixer's food for thought)
    The much anticipated rain did not materialize today so we were able to get some work done in the garden. We harvested the last eight heads of cabbage and the last of the green onions. This emptied one bed with the exception of two rows of beets. I tilled the ground and planted second crop corn and beans. We also planted more summer squash and cucumbers elsewhere in the garden. We will freeze the cabbage tomorrow. It should have been done today, but by the time we were done, we were both hot ...
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