Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Garden Time!!

It is time to start planning the garden for 2015!

So far we have:
Lettuce (five types, sowing over the next few weeks to maximize crops)
Corn (two types, also sowing over the next few weeks)
Potatoes (three types, using the tire tower trick)
Raspberries (planted three years ago)
Fuji Apple Tree
Bartlet Pear Tree
Bing Cherry Tree
Plum Tree
White Peach Tree

Garden at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Creative Commons License, by Alan Levine

To Do:
Rototiller up a 10x10 patch to plant wheat. First  year to do this so I'm looking forwards to grinding my own flour and making bread.

Plant Strawberries. These are going in pots along the deck.

Garlic - also in tires to keep them contained better.

We are also thinking of doing hops to experiment in some home brewing!

What are you planting in your garden this year?

Saturday, February 21, 2015

50 Day Challenge?

Have you done a the 30-Day Vegan Challenge? I was looking to do this myself as it's hard to ween off dairy totally. Especially if you do not have a number of recipes to use. Also, the price is a bit on the high side for what is apparently just an eBook with a bunch of recipes in it.

I did find that BodyMindFreedom is in the middle of a 50 day challenge! Among the recipes are:

Vegan Stuffed Tomatoes!

Guacamole Stuffed Mini Peppers!

Romaine Salad with Raspberries!

And the totally decadent Roasted Asparagus with Lemon (Vegan) Creme Sauce!  (Which I've eaten about seven times in the past three weeks!)

It's hard to stay Vegan, but these recipes make it a lot easier. What go to recipes keep you on the vegan path?