Eat Veggies, save the planet

July in the Austin vegetable garden
July 17, 2008, 5:36 pm
Filed under: gardening

I just got back from my garden. So far I have dug up over 50 pounds of red and white potatoes that I planted on Valentine’s day. We also are eating the first cantaloupe I have ever grown. Quite tasty. I have some Honeydew melons and watermelons growing but nothing to eat yet. The spring planted butternut squash are prolific. Thanks to Rose we made butternut squash curry to use some of it up. It was delicious. The spaghetti squash are also plentiful and tasty. We are now eating the first okra of the season. And the sweet potato vines are green as can be. We have so many zuchinni and paapers we have no room in the frige. Again thanks to Rose we are eating Thai zuchinni with chili paste, so good I could eat it every day. The lima beans are also growing great vines, very green.

 So even though the tomatoes are almost gone and the green beans have spider mites, and the zuchinni squash is just starting to have squash bugs the garden looks beautiful and lush.


Peach milkshake with soymilk
July 15, 2008, 7:13 pm
Filed under: recipes

Every summer we go out to Stonewall, Texas to buy peaches. The peaches are picked in the morning so you know they are fresh. They are very fuzzy, unwashed that is.  They are so much better than the peaches you buy at the grocery store. I personally am of the opinion that a peach, like a tomato, is best ripened without having ever gone into refrigeration. The Lorings are my favorite, but any kind  that grow near Fredericksburg are my 2nd favorite.

  • 2 ripe peaches-smell them to be sure
  • 2 tsp sugar-optional
  • 8 oz soymilk-unsweetened
  • 4 ice cubes
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Put all ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until ice is gone, about 1 minute.
  3. Poor into a glass and enjoy.