Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Imagine digging a hole three feet deep and filling it with newspaper and uncoated cardboard. Then adding manure and maybe some fireplace ash. After that you cover everything with dirt and plant your veggies and herbs. That's what a family in the Black Hills is doing and they call it permaculture gardening.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
The typical locavore is skilled and interested in all things having to do with growing and preserving food. I fall into this category.
Suddenly it is a necessity! Our freezer in the garage blew a fuse and half of my hard work lay in defrosted disarray. So tonight, I move to action. First, turning on SDPB Uncle Jim-o Jazz and pouring myself a glass of wine. Now, I can accomplish anything!!
I am a mad woman in the kitchen cooking everything that is in defrost mode. Fortunately everything was still cold but I had to toss out gallons of stock, broth and homemade soup. (That was very sad). In my oven now are chicken breasts, a couple of Hutterite pot pies, some peppers I am roasting and something I am not EXACTLY sure what it is. It's some game bird that friends brought over which I did not (bad!) label. I think it's a pheasant or maybe a grouse? Remember, this is South Dakota. The 'wings' look like lobsters in a twisted way. Anyway the critter is being roasted.
Ever being the optimist, it's a great time to clean out the freezer. It's spring! The nice thing is that I have herbs growing in the garden so while I on this mad cooking binge, I am thinking of all the quick meals I can now put together this next week.