Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CSA Roulette

Now that we’re enjoying the first signs of spring after a long winter, the yearning for fresh local veggies is strong. I signed up for my first CSA share this summer with Revision House Urban Farm and I can’t wait!
While I know that the first box will be heavy on just a few ingredients (definitely not a problem), I’m looking forward to June’s more diverse boxes so we can play “CSA Roulette” (our friend Severine’s term) – essentially, make a fabulous and delicious meal out of a random grab from the box. A pretty obvious thing to do with a bunch of vegetables, but using a sexy casino term in concert with fresh vegetables might just get us to dress up for dinner!

Friday, April 11, 2008

DIY - Organic pesticide made from vegetables!

The tomato seeds I harvested from last summer's yummies have sprouted into delicate, yet ambitious, wisps. It won't be long until my nephew plants them in his raised bed garden in the country. In the event that any unwanted visitors shack up on the plants, I want to provide him with a safe pesticide alternative.

Our friends at Instructables have just the recipe - using onions, hot peppers and a little bit of dish soap - brilliant!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Greenhorns

We had a delightful visit from Severine from The Greenhorns yesterday. We dug into a fresh blueberry peach pie while she told us about the many interesting projects she's involved in - including getting The Greenhorns movie produced and distributed. Her passion for getting young farmers hooked up with each other is wonderfully infectious - you go, Severine, we're big fans!
The Greenhorns Trailer: