WEEKLY MEAL WRAP UP

The garden has yet to produce like gangbusters, but that’s good because otherwise I’d be crushed under a heavy load of so much fruits and veggies.  Slow and steady harvests are good, but I have a feeling that August will be, God willing, a heavy harvest month.

The weather is still cool for this time of year, so the weather really hasn’t regulated back to “normal” just yet.  A few of our tomatoes are looking shabby so our resident urban farmers are on top of the succession plantings that need to be done.    For a small plot, succession planting is key to a productive harvest.  You gotta have a planting rhythm – out with the old, in with new and no lag time.   This takes years of practice and learning and it’s still, after 20 years, a challenge for us to fine tune our succession plantings.

I think what makes our garden “successful” is that we depend on it for food.  We don’t grow it, we don’t eat it and that simple manifesto and mentality makes all the difference.  When you grow from hobby gardening to growing your own food, you take yourself and your garden to a higher level of dependency.  You come to realize how much we depend on six inches of soil, ourselves and each other.  By growing our food closer to home, we are freeing ourselves from food miles, oil dependence, contributing to a better environment for our community/family and creating local food security.

HG = Homegrown

SATURDAY

Breakfast – homemade, HG blueberry pancakes (made with HG eggs) and homemade, HG strawberry sauce
Dinner – homemade whole wheat tortillas, homemade spanish rice (HG tomatoes, peppers) topped with HG peppers, tomatoes and organic cheese

SUNDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch –  leftovers
Dinner –  leftovers

MONDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – stuffed HG peppers (CA organic rice with HG green onions, celery, basil and tarragon) with baked HG tromboncino squash
Dinner – fig spaghetti (HG figs, basil, peppers)

TUESDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG green beans organic CA rice
Dinner – fig quesadilla (HG figs, peppers, tomatoes)

WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and homegrown fruit
Lunch – HG green beans organic CA rice
Dinner – HG eggplant parmeasan with homemade HG tomato sauce

THURSDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – HG eggplant parmeasan with HG beans
Dinner -leftovers with HG cucumber salad

FRIDAY

Breakfast – homemade granola and HG fruit
Lunch – summer pasta medley (HG peppers, tomatoes, green onions)
Dinner – organic whole wheat pasta with homemade tomato sauce with HG tomatoes, peppers & herbs with summer salad (HG cucumbers and heirloom tomatoes), homemade no knead bread and HG/homemade wine

Comments(10)

  1. connie in nm says:

    I’ve never tried figs in quesedillas or pasta, but I think I’ll give it a try! I’ve lots of figs to use up.

  2. connie in nm says:

    I’ve never tried figs in quesedillas or pasta, but I think I’ll give it a try! I’ve lots of figs to use up.

  3. Marians says:

    Yay! Interesting…

  4. Marians says:

    Yay! Interesting…

  5. ZippityDooDah says:

    Yum!!!

  6. ZippityDooDah says:

    Yum!!!

  7. Sue says:

    It really helps me to know that experienced urban farmers like you struggle with accurate succession plantings. I’ve been working so hard at succession plantings this year and it seems like the main thing I’ve learned is what NOT to do next year.

  8. Sue says:

    It really helps me to know that experienced urban farmers like you struggle with accurate succession plantings. I’ve been working so hard at succession plantings this year and it seems like the main thing I’ve learned is what NOT to do next year.

  9. Regina says:

    These are always my favorite posts of yours, Anais.
    Everything looks so delicious and so healthy!
    🙂

  10. Regina says:

    These are always my favorite posts of yours, Anais.
    Everything looks so delicious and so healthy!
    🙂

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