Eat Veggies, save the planet

Rice, greens and Mayonnaise
October 16, 2007, 1:36 pm
Filed under: recipes

One of the simple dishes I cook is always welcome at my home. You can use any kind of green leafy vegetable you have. I have used kale, collards, spinach, wild amaranth, and mustard greens depending on what is growing in my garden.

  • Combine the following ingredients and microwave for 50 sec.
  1. brown rice cooked 1/2 cup
  2. 1/2 cup cooked greens
  3. 1 tbsp. soy mayonnaise
  4. 1 tsp nutritional yeast
  5. sprinkle of soy sauce



Farmer’s market in Montreal
October 16, 2007, 1:30 pm
Filed under: Farmer's markets, gardening

I just got back from visiting Rose in Montreal. She took me to the Jean-Talon mostly outdoor Farmer’s Market there. Wow! The cauliflowers were enormous and cost only 1.50. The butternut squash too were huge and went for .50 a pound. They had Empire apples that went for 3.00 a basket( maybe .99 a pound) that are crispy, tart and sweet. And there are big baskets of red peppers that are cheap and also sweet. In Texas one apple could cost  2.00.

 None of my Texas peppers tasted so sweet. I think maybe that the extra hours of sun up north makes everything delicious and large. There were rows upon rows of farmers selling their produce. Plus there are stores that sell every other kind of food item you might want. What a treat.

Next fall I want to bring up my Victorio Mill and make applesauce galore.

October 7th in the garden in Austin
October 7, 2007, 6:38 pm
Filed under: gardening

I just gardened again after being in Mexico for a week. My gardening friends took pretty good care of my garden, but unfortunately I lost 3 red cabbage plants in the back.

The rutabaga seeds are coming up nicely. The spinach looks thin as do the snow peas so I will replant. I planted more beets and turnips, but mostly I weeded and mulched with pine straw and with leaves. After it rains I will transplant some of the bokchoi and the lettuce as they are quite thick. We have not had any rain for too long.

 I took down the last of the cucumber vines and the butternut squash vines. I picked some okra and some eggplant that is still thriving. The summer garden is mostly gone now and the fall garden is growing. I picked some radishes and some tender mustard greens for lunch.

It wasn’t too hot, about 80 but after 3 hours I was definitely ready to come home.