Eat Veggies, save the planet

Fall Garden October 2015
October 13, 2015, 11:35 am
Filed under: gardening friend Linda returned from her new home in Maine to visit this week. I took her over to Sunshine Community Gardens where she and I were co-coordinators on the Micah 6 food bank garden before she moved. She oohed and aahed at the newly planted fall gardens. In Maine the growing season is over.

The photos are in order, sweet potatoes almost ready to harvest, broccoli plants,  mustard greens, and arugula. I also have newly planted parsley, cilantro, rutabaga, turnips, carrots, chard, beets, kale, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, lettuce and peas. Since it was 95 yesterday I have to make sure to water daily.



Soaking beans
October 9, 2015, 6:24 am
Filed under: recipes

I usually soak my beans and then put them in the crock pot on the high setting until they are soft. This works well for me.

But yesterday I cooked my Moro beans without soaking. I let them go for over 5 hours in the crock pot and they never got soft. I tasted them every 30 minutes. I couldn’t believe how long they were taking.

I finally gave up and used them to make refries as I figured the mashing would help them digest better.

I am definitely a fan of soaking. I wish I had another pound of Moro beans to experiment with. My next 6 pounds of Rancho Gordo beans are in the mail. I wonder what the Bean Club’s beans are this quarter? I am excited they are on their way.

Starry Night Quilt
October 5, 2015, 12:01 am
Filed under: quilting

I made this quilt for Stefan’s and Robbie’s newly adopted boy. It is my first scrap quilt, so many small squares.