Eat Veggies, save the planet

Roasted root vegetables
November 22, 2007, 12:19 am
Filed under: recipes

3 pounds of root vegetables cut in 1 inch pieces.

I used these from my garden.

  1. beets
  2. leeks
  3. rutabagas
  4. turnips
  5. carrots
  6. leeks

Toss cut veggies with 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Sprinkle with salt.

Place in a 425 degree oven and cook for 45 minutes.

Open the oven and toss occasionally.

After 30 minutes add 1-2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary and a couple cloves of garlic.

Cook for 15 more minutes, test and serve hot.


My Austin garden in November
November 21, 2007, 9:28 pm
Filed under: gardening


My fall garden is so prolific that I can share with friends and the Micah 6 pantry(food bank). We are eating dinosaur kale, Russian kale, Vates kale, curly mustard, red mustard, cabbage both red, green and savoy, broccoli, 6 kinds of lettuce, arugula,rutabagas, bok choy, Misc Chinese greens(shiny), radishes, collards, brussel greens, and fall tomatoes and peppers. The cauliflower, brussel sprouts and snow peas are growing nicely. but not ready.

Notice the cabbage in the front row of the bottom photo.. I just cut it to bring home as you can see from the photo on top. After I stripped the outer leaves it weighed 5 pounds.

This is the first time I have grown rutabagas. My gardening neighbor shared the seeds he got in Iceland with me. It is the national vegetable of Iceland he says. I checked out rutabagas and this is what I discovered. “Rutabaga (also known as swede) is an accidental vegetable – the result of a chance hybridization of turnips and cabbage. Like carrots, they’re low in sodium and high in vitamin C. “

My quilt teacher’s quilt
November 21, 2007, 5:24 am
Filed under: quilting


Kathy is working on this quilt for her neice who just got married. Next she needs to sandwich it and then quilt it. Isn’t it lovely!

Star quilt
November 19, 2007, 11:29 pm
Filed under: quilting


This is the second quilt I made. I gave it to Leona for her beautiful new baby Alma. When I began it I thought Leona would have a boy… I put on an orange flowery back for Alma.

It was harder than the first one because it had triangles as well as rectangles. But it was fun to make.

October 21, 2007 in the garden
November 1, 2007, 12:37 am
Filed under: gardening

Summer is officially over. I am pulling up the peppers, eggplants and okra.

Fall has arrived. We are eating 3 types of kale, 4 types of mustard greens, turnips, and turnip greens, radishes, beet greens, bok choy, arugula and too many varieties of lettuce to name.

 I have planted 3 varieties of spinach, rutabagas,red kohlrabi, carrots, snow peas, cauliflower, broccoli ,red and green cabbage, and brussel sprouts. Hopefully we will get to eat all of these in November sometime. I planted garlic too but it hasn’t come up yet.

It only rained once in October so I have had to water the garden too much.

The fall garden is my favorite.