Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Loose Ends

I'm in the process of moving
all my photos to an external
hard drive and switching to
the "family" laptop. The
computer I call "mine" is so
full of nasty viruses it often
takes forever just to come
out of sleep mode. Should be
interesting trying to share
with a husband who leaves
his other laptops at work,
and 3 boys who are obsessed
with online games, the Lego
website, and JumpStart world.

The rainbow swiss chard from
the farm never ceases to amaze
me in its brilliance. Even though
each colour tastes the same, it's
hard not to want to choose a
stem of each colour when picking.
Soups are very colourful with a
base of chopped chard stems!

Last week I also picked tons of
basil and made 3 terrific pestos.
I picked many other herbs too,
plus some purslane, raspberries,
blueberries, chard, kale, collards, scallions, lettuce, carrots, kohlrabi, beets,flowers, zucchini & summer squash.

Yesterday's rainy pickup brought the first of the green beans, 2 quarts of blueberries, more raspberries (both red & gold, always so pretty), lettuce, zucchini & summer squash, scallions, beets, cabbage, pickling cucumbers, carrots, baby tat soi greens, kale, collards, chard, red potatoes, herbs & flowers.

I may go back later today to pick the herbs & flowers that I didn't get to in the rain. The pesto is soooo good it's hard not to make more right away!
Nate's lunch for grandma's house: 2 pbj sandwich quarters; mixed berries; carrot sticks; steamed broccoli; smoked almonds; a vanilla calcium vitamin.

Also, a big thank you to reader Becky! She commented:
"Hi again! I just voted in the VegNews Best of 2009 Veggie Awards, and I wrote you in for favorite blog. :) "
Wow! I'm flattered. Thank you so much. Here is a link to the VegNews awards poll if anyone else is interested in voting (and not just for me...there are many many cool foods, blogs, restaurants, cruelty-free products and more to vote for!). There are 5 amazing prizes being given away to people who vote, so check it out!



I cant believe all that food!!! its like as I was reading my brain stared to lose count of all the things you listed!! I really want to find a co op that does this. Or at least expand my garden to have more of these things. I am flagging this page so that when I begin to plan for my garden I can add some of these.. Whew!
Cant wait to see what you cook up!
(and good luck with the laptop.. viruses are so yucky!)

veganf said...

How's your garden growing? It was going to be quite big last time I checked in...

Becky said...

You're very welcome! :)

Munmun said...
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Munmun said...

Hi veganf,
I have been following your blog for quite sometime now and I think you are absolutely fantastic! I mean the kids and the food and the way in which you present it, its absolutely great! I check out your blog everyday to see what new antics Maia is upto or what new dish you have come up with.. I am a non-vegetarian, but your dishes are surely luring me towards becoming a vegan:)
I'm from India and yes, I've voted for your blog too! I hope you win :)

veganf said...

Munmun - No fret about the double post. Thanks for voting for me! I love to hear from my readers, veg or not! No matter what kind of diet you eat, adding a larger percentage of veggies is good for you and good for the environment.