GROWING CLOSER TO HOME

Sampling of this week’s meals

Homegrown Diet – Late Winter Edition

When it’s cold outside, we have to stoke the fire inside so meals here on the urban homestead have been a bit heavy on dairy (as you can see from our recent grocery/co-op bill that we published). Lots of soups and baking going on! Being vegetarian for nearly 18 years now, we get our protein primarily from dried beans, nuts and dairy (“project goats milk” is in the works!).

This week on the urban homestead our meals were comprised of lots of delicious homegrown vegetables.

Saturday

B – homemade waffles with homemade homegrown pomegranate syrup

D – homemade w.w. flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice (with homegrown tomatoes, peppers, green onions and spices) with organic black beans topped with organic cheese, homegrown tomatoes and homegrown cilantro

Sunday

B – homemade granola

L – leftovers from Saturday dinner

D – leftover homemade tomato sauce from Friday dinner (made with homegrown tomatoes, peppers, green onions and herbs) with w.w. organic pasta with french bread (gift from friends) and homegrown salad with homegrown tomatoes and local oranges (gift from a friend)

Monday

B – homemade granola

L – baked homegrown trombocino squash topped with raw cheese with homegrown salad with homegrown tomatoes, hg broccoli and hg peas

D – same as lunch

Tuesday

B – homemade granola

L – baked homegrown pumpkin with with homegrown salad with homegrown tomatoes

D – hg veggies (homegrown pea tendrils, hg broccoli, hg daikon radish, hg peas) with w.w. pasta and homemade sauce (homemade marmalade made with homegrown oranges and organic peanut butter)

Wednesday

B – homemade granola

L – homegrown pumpkin casserole topped with walnuts, cranberries and organic cheese

D – vegs (homegrown pea tendrils, hg broccoli, hg daikon radish, hg peas) with w.w. pasta and homemade sauce (homemade marmalade made with homegrown oranges and organic peanut butter)

Thursday

B – homemade granola

L – creamed green soup (made with homegrown assorted greens – kale, celery, swiss chard, broccoli)

D – pizza topped with homegrown tomatoes, hg pea tendrils, hg broccoli, hg green onions and mozzarella cheese with homegrown salad

Friday

B – homemade granola

L – leftover creamed green soup (made with homegrown assorted greens – kale, celery, swiss chard, broccoli)

D – homemade rosemary bread, w.w. pasta with homemade tomato sauce (homegrown tomatoes, peppers, green onions and herbs) with homegrown salad


Among the Giants

The giant tomato growing on the south side of the house is still growing and producing tomatoes. The beautiful vine has grown past the 8 foot trellis and is drooping down – a beautiful vine! The ever-growing eggplant still has a few teeny eggplants left. There are signs of rust finally on the plant, so its days are numbered. We’ll be sad to see the ‘black beauty’ eggplant come down because it was such a beauty! Actually, come to think of it, we really should have weighed how much this one eggplant plant produced. Oh well, one of those darned afterthoughts.

Getting Ready for Rain!

There’s a flurry of activity here on the urban homestead with preparations for the coming storms. Planting the new fruit trees, transplanting and more.

10K Challenge Starts!

January 1-3 tally: nearly 50 pounds harvested!

Still to come, the finally tally for the entire 2007 growing season. We are rechecking a few scribbled figures. Actually, I’m waiting on Justin for the bonafide total tally. Oh Justin, if you are reading this, just a little reminder that I’m waiting.

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  1. Meg says:

    Oh, my. I thought that photo of the giant tomato plant was one of the new fruit trees! Do you guys happen to have a detailed photo of exactly how you trellis your tomatoes? I can’t believe they don’t bend and break under their own weight when they get that large. I know you’ve written about it before, but I guess I need a visual!

  2. Mia says:

    Love the photos and the posts! Can’t wait for the final total. Justin seems absolutely thrilled to be having his picture taken. hehe..

  3. talithia407 says:

    It seems to me that the 3 of you are very busy with your family life and Business. I can’t help but wonder do you date? You 2 Girls are so pretty & Brother is also handsome. I know it’s personal but I am very curious your take on dating and leaving to start families of your own 1 day. Talithia