Eat Veggies, save the planet

chai tea, vegan
February 20, 2009, 1:04 am
Filed under: recipes

Nothing wakes me up so unjumpily as a cup of chai tea. My current favorite is Chocolate Enchantment Chai.  To make it I put 1 teabag in a cup of boiling water and let steep for 5 minutes. then I add 2 Tablespoons of homemade soymilk and 1 tsp. of sugar. Stir and enjoy a burst of energy that is not frantic.

If I drink coffee I can’t sleep even 12 hours later.


February 13, 2009, 12:49 am
Filed under: gardening

Today was a sad day in my garden

The brussel sprouts were infested . I could have picked them earlier but aphids have not bothered them in the past.

I hereby declare this the Year of the Aphid. forget about the Year of the Ox. imho

Cole slaw, vegan
February 12, 2009, 6:20 pm
Filed under: recipes

This is a simple cole slaw John who has a sweet tooth likes.

  • 6 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1/4 cups raisins
  1. Use food processor to make the above
  2. Mix in large bowl
  3. Add  following dressing.
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup soymilk unsweetened
  1. Put first5 ingredinets in ball jar with lid and shake until all sugar is dissolve
  2. Add soy milk and shake again
  3. Put dressing on veggies and let sit for an hour to absorb juices.
  4. Enjoy. Refrigerate.

Valentine’s Day, Austin, and planting potatoes
February 12, 2009, 6:07 pm
Filed under: gardening

My onions  red, white and yellow Granex are in the ground since mid January and now I am planting my white and red Kennebec potatoes for harvest in late May. President’s Day is too late to plant in Austin and Valentine’s day is the last best day to plant. Some people put them in in late January.

I am harvesting my leeks right now and really enjoying frying them up with potatoes .

We are still eating brocolli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, spinach, collards, kale, lettuce, beets,  carrots,  rutabaga , spinach, turnips and herbs-cilantro, parsley and dill- from the Fall garden. However the rutabaga and cauliflower are now all harvested.

I went to Carol Ann Sayle’s Boggy Creek Farm talk last Friday and learned that water can split the cabbages. As we got rain I guess that did it. I thought it was rats and was happy to know that it wasn’t.