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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rain...Rain Go AWAY

At least long enough for me to plant. Darn I think I have blogged about this already.....YES it is still raining. It stopped long enough on Saturday afternoon for me to plant a few things, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cucumbers, and zucchini. But my row crops did not make it in. It started RAINING!! All I need is a couple of nice days, I would take just one. We will see. My garden may be a wash this year. ;-) Sorry no pics, IT'S RAINING. LOL

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kombucha

A friend has started making her own kombucha, as hers progressed she had an extra SCOBY to share, so since then I have been making my own kombucha. It has only been a couple of weeks but already I have completed two batches. In another week I will have a SCOBY to share as well so if you live near me and would like to start making your own kombucha let me know.

It is really tasty, and here in the picture you can see my completed batch, ready to go into the refrigerator. And the SCOBY in the jar. What you can't see is the hot tea sitting on my stove. I am going to let that cool for about 12 hours then add it to the glass jar with the SCOBY and let it take off.
The hard part to making Kombucha seems to be acquiring the SCOBY. It was hard for me because you need to trust the source. I was afraid of growing something "other" than Kombucha in my jar. But otherwise you just make up a batch of tea (I use organic green tea), let it cool, set the SCOBY on top, cover it with a clean cloth and let it go. Also make sure everything you use is clean. It does need a dark warm place to sit, mine is on the top of my refrigerator, but in about a week you will have nice Kombucha.


YUMMMM!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Rain..Rain Go AWAY

I have been feeling better for the last couple of months. Well feeling like I can get up into the garden to work. I have the seeds I want to plant this year, and have already scaled back my garden quite a bit, knowing that my leg gets tired quickly. BUT I really want to have a garden. It seems like for the last couple of months it has rained every day or every other day...constantly....

I just need a couple of dry days together so Jackson can till the garden, and we can plant SOMETHING. Then it can go back to raining again, really. I normally love the rain.

I am starting to feel like I missed my window of opportunity. We will see.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Strawberries

On our way home from a weekend at the beach, we picked up a flat of local strawberries. Not organic but local, and more than I can get in my neck of the woods right now. They were delicious. 1/3 were used for strawberries and crepes. One of our favorite meals. Mostly all local. I have dairy issues to the soy milk in the crepes was not local, and the dark chocolate syrup I put on top of mine was not local, but everything else was. YUM!!!

The rest of the strawberries went into Strawberry jam, my favorite.