Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Artichoke and Fresh Basil from the Garden!

Addy smelling the Basil.
Addy and I whipped up some artichoke-basil dip because Addy wanted to pick some leaves on our basil plant. It's an easy and very healthy recipe.  A can of artichoke hearts, about 6 or 8 basil leaves, 2Tb of mayo, lemon or lime juice, 1/4 tsp of red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.  We dipped chips in it, spread it on grilled cheese sandwhiches and quesadillas and added it to scrambled eggs.  Addy wouldn't try it but Daron liked it!  

Saturday, June 4, 2011

"Lettuce" tell you About Growing a Garden!

Lettuce in April
Wow, Wow, Wow the lettuce is growing.

I trimmed the lower leaves and ate them same with the Bibb lettuce in the back.
I can't remember WHAT the tall lettuce plant is.

Drink Garden in April - mint and chamomile
Drink Garden in May - Mojitos and Tea

Onions in April

Onions June 1st

Salsa Garden in April

Salsa Garden in May - Peppers on far left not doing well but tomatoes and onions are.

Addy took this photo of our Rosemary. It is doing well.

Eating our own lettuce !!!

Addy took this photo we call it "waiting for strawberries..."

Addy took this photo of one of our lettuce plants.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Do you have TOMS on your Tootsies?

My choice Vegan with inspiring words.

What do you wear on your feet?  Is it hide from an animal? Glue from an animal? Rubber that will never decompose? I have all of those but I have found some earth/animal friendly vegan shoes from Toms.  Toms is starting to gain interest because they give a pair of shoes for every pair of shoes purchased.  They are a bit more pricey but you have to think of it like a donation as well.  In fact, who needs 10, 20, 200 pairs of shoes? Really.  Luckily for me I cannot walk in high heels and I refuse to have back pain for fashion purposes.  Therefore, I have two pairs of running shoes, a pair of hiking shoes, a pair of hiking boots, rubber rain boots (also great for feeding chickens), flip flops etc.  I am trying to pare down like the gal from Zero Waste Home.  She has six pairs. Period.  My new theory is that with all the money I save from not buying various shoes I can put more money into the few that I do purchase. They aren't the pretties pair of shoes I have ever seen and I am not sure how comfy they are but I think I will give them a try.  I saw a kid with a pair of Toms shoes on yesterday and they looked nice and I liked the fact that some other kids who needed a pair of shoes finally had a pair!