Eat Veggies, save the planet


Vegetarian broth
September 25, 2009, 3:38 am
Filed under: recipes

I just read in Rasmussen’s cookbook( Mark Rasmussen, author of the Veggie Works Vegan Cookbook) that it is best NOT to put vegetable skins in when you make broth. He says that it will give it an off taste. He peels his potatoes before he adds them to his broth pot.

I usually save my peelings for my broth but will try it without and see what I think.

Any opinions out there?

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Rain and fall planting 2009
September 15, 2009, 2:01 am
Filed under: gardening

The tv says we got 3 inches of rain this week, but I thnk more like 6 at my house and 4.5 at the rain gage at Sunshine.

My kale, collard, mustard, beet, turnip and rutabaga seeds are coming up and I planted some broccoli transplants too.

I also planted cilantro, dill, parsley and celeriac but the seeds haven’t come up yet.

We are stll eating 4 kinds of summer squashes. I say we but John is squashed out so I mean me.

Sprouts opened in Austin and Central Market has lowered prices to complete. I got big red peppers for 50 cents each as well as avocadoes at 3 for a dollar and 50 cent cantaloupes. I feel like I am back in 1967.

My leek bed is starting to fill up with leeks and I am thinking it is time to take down the okra. I dug up one of my 2 sweet potato beds last week and am curing the sweet potatoes. My lima beans should be ready to harvest soon. Should I or shouldn’t I dig up all that zucchini and squash???