Eat Veggies, save the planet

Our plant sale is March 1
February 22, 2008, 8:32 pm
Filed under: gardening

scg-2008-plant-sale-poster.jpgSunshine Sunshine gardens sells the most awesome plants such as 8 kinds of eggplant, heirloom tomatoes etc. Here is the poster.


Stuffed Rosti recipe
February 16, 2008, 9:14 pm
Filed under: recipes
  • I love to make stuffed hashbrowns for dinner now that often it is just my husband and me for dinner. Since I have 2 cast iron pans we can eat at the same time.  I recently found out that another name for hash browns is rosti. I check it out on Wikipedia and found this:

Rösti is a potato dish from Switzerland. It was originally a common breakfast eaten by farmers in the canton of Bern, but today is eaten all over Switzerland. Many Swiss people consider rösti a national dish. Today it is more commonly served to accompany other dishes, rather than for breakfast.

 Ingredients for one.

  • medium potato
  • 2 tsps.  olive oil
  • salt 4 pinches
  • pepper 1 pinch
  • 1/4-1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 cup steamed broccoli or any vegetable you have cooked in fridge


  1. Hand grate potato
  2. Heat 9 inch cast iron pan to hot to medium hot
  3. Add oil to pan
  4. Dump grated potato into pan
  5. Spread potato around without disturbing the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until potato looses its raw look and put on salt and pepper.
  7. Flip.
  8. Cook a few more minutes.
  9. Add avodaco and mash . Add broccoli and fold and half.
  10. Enjoy.

Friday night dinner, February 15th
February 16, 2008, 1:02 am
Filed under: recipes

My daughter asked me to post my dinner menu  on my blog tonight so here goes.

  • Black bean soup with masa balls and cilantro from the garden
  • BBQ tofu
  • Broccoli from the garden
  • Oranges from South Texas
  • Fresh baked vegan challah

Planting potatoes on valentine’s day
February 15, 2008, 2:34 pm
Filed under: gardening

I went to the garden on a very gusty day to plant my red and white potatoes. I planted about 6 pounds and hope to harvest a great crop.

I also had saved these tiny little potatoes from my spring crop. Well they all sprouted and I planted them too. It will be interesting to see if the little potatoes make big ones.

Uncle Joe’s Remembrance Quilt
February 12, 2008, 3:31 am
Filed under: quilting


I gave this, my 4th quilt, to Uncle Joe for his 90th birthday at his celebration weekend in New York City. It is a lap quilt about 46′ x 39′. One picture is from his 2nd decade, the 1930’s. Another photo is from the 1940’s, his 3rd decade. The next oldest is from the 1970’x. his 5th decade. And the other 6 are from his 8th and 9th decade, the 1990’s and the 2000’s.

February 2007 in the garden in Austin
February 4, 2008, 4:35 pm
Filed under: gardening

I planted my onions, white , yellow and red on the February 1st. I am busy digging up beds and adding compost  to plant potatoes between Valentine’s Day and George Washington’s birthday, red and white. It was 70 degrees and very windy on Sunday at the garden. I also picked some lettuce, spinach and broccoli to eat. It is definitely a busy time though i know many of you Northerners are just browsing catalogues.

Quilt #3
February 1, 2008, 6:27 pm
Filed under: quilting


This one was fun to make. I hope Craig and Janelle like it. It has more than 12.5% orange.