Sunday, July 20, 2008

Independence Days Challenge--Week 7

1. Planted: Transplanted a Concorde grapevine that was withering in its pot under the summer heat.

2. Harvest something: Raspberries, blueberries, raspberry leaves, lavender.

3. Preserve something: Dried lavender and raspberry leaves for later use.

4. Prep something: Dried the raspberry leaves to use during my pregnancy.

5. Cook something: Made scalloped potatoes for the first time. I can no longer find the link to the recipe I used, but it was basically just potatoes, onions, cheese, and milk. I added just a bit too much milk, so it was runnier than I'd have liked. The kids ate it up though. Score!

6. Manage your reserves: Used up potatoes that were on their last legs for the recipe above.

7. Work on local food systems: Nope.

8. Reduce waste: Nothing beyond the ordinary composting, eBaying, and Freecycling.

9. Learn a new skill: Nothing.

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