I made some spelt pizza crusts using a recipe in my Whole Foods Binder System.
A quick sauce also from the Binder.
I used a 2 cup bag of mozzarella to dust over 4 pizzas. If you're gonna use cheese, use it sparingly.
|These are the books I am studying every spare minute I have (which hasn't been enough!). It is my plan to have food all through the fall and winter. I have often had carrots in the garden at Christmas time that I go out and dig, but I want to take it further than that this year. I hope I get enough time to study it to make it successful. Sometimes doing is the same as studying. I'd like to have some books behind me before I 'dig' in too deep though. Thank goodness I am going to have an amazing mentor to walk me through it. Oh, I didn't tell you? Jim Kennard, author of many a garden book and President of www.growfood.com is coming to my house for a few days to mentor me. I am soooo excited! I know I am going to 'grow' leaps and bounds with what he will have to teach me and I am anxiously looking forward to meeting him! Just think of the bounteous harvest he is going to inspire! :)|
|This morning I was out weeding my garden(I have time now that my binder is done) and saw the top of a carrot poking out of the ground. It was bigger than I thought it would be, so I pulled it to get a better look. I was amazed on a couple of points. First, in years past I have planted carrots directly into the ground - not in a box with homemade soil, so they have been rather short and squirrely as they tried to find which way they could grow through pebbles and such. This one grew pretty straight. Second, These haven't been growing for very long and they are so big. It doesn't happen very often that I have a carrot for breakfast, but I totally ate that beautiful carrot today along with those peas in the picture. I saved the carrot top for juicing or in a smoothie later. I love my garden.|
|This smoothie is the one I made for breakfast this morning with Paris Cos Lettuce, strawberries, bananas and water. My Mom engraved this mug for me. I think she should sell them on my website.|
|When I left for my family reunion a week ago, I thought the asparagus I had planted had been too far gone to survive. I had bought the roots at a hardware store for cheap and was just hoping for the best. I kept watering this bed just in case. I loved seeing the asparagus in my Dad's garden and thought I would plant again in the fall. I got home though, and lo and behold there was asparagus!!! We won't have any to eat this year, but next year we will be able to sample them sparingly. We will let the roots grow strong and then the year after that we will be in asparagus heaven!|
|This is Kohlrabi. If you haven't tasted it, it is crunchy with a very mild flavor. We eat it raw in salads. It is best not to let it get too big because it can get tough and woody. When it is about a baseball size we will harvest it, peel it, and cut it up to enjoy it. The last ones I grew were green so it was fun for these to be growing purple. I will let one of these go to seed so I can save the seeds for next year.|
|Isn't this cute? My parents used slabs like the ones I built my garden with to do siding on this little garden shed. So cute!|
|I liked this placement of painted tires, herbs, and sundial in my parent's garden. I want one. :)|
|Yesterday was the birthday of my Grandpa who would have been 98 years old. Before he died he requested that we all get together around his birthday each year. We had a beautiful cake and sang Happy Birthday to him. He would have been proud, and I am sure many of us felt his presence there at this special gathering. Where my family is, love is. I am so thankful for that fact. I know many people are not so fortunate as I am. When I feel such complete love and acceptance it makes me want to make sure everyone feels that way. Christs love is complete and all encompassing and I know everyone is going to feel that someday, even if it doesn't happen for them on this earth - which I hope it does.|