A few posts back I talked about starting my first edible green patio garden. I know this might not seem like a big deal to lucky country folk, but to us city types, especially those of us with very little experience, growing something that we can put in a bowl and then eat right away is a pretty amazing thing. I’m growing baby cabbage, beets, violas, and basil!
I know it doesn’t look like much, but it gave me a salad!
With a handful of store bought organic arugula, here is the rest of my salad made up of the baby cabbage leaves, beet greens, viola greens and kumato tomatoes.
Arugla, baby cabbage, beet greens, violas, and kumato tomatoes. With date/mustard/ ginger dressing.
The dressing for this was pretty easy:
Appliances: Magic bullet
4 Soaked Dates till soft
3 tbsp Flax Seed Oil
1 Big Pinch Grated Ginger
1 Clove Garlic
3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
Splash of Soy Sauce
Mix in Magic Bullet pour on salad.
Hope this is the beginning of many plants for my new organic patio salad garden
I am not even going to pretend to know anything about growing anything but mold in my bathroom, but, corporate foods are becoming more and more tasteless and less and less nutritious , and even sometimes down right dangerous with pesticides and when they are GMO.
As an urban suburbanite (2 miles from the Pentagon and 6 1/2 miles from the White House) I am going to put in an honest effort into being more responsible for growing more of the food I prepare for myself and loved ones.
A couple of nights ago I picked up a cute basil plant when I was at Wegmans and then today I picked up baby cabbage and beet plants as well as a viola plant at my favorite organic place in the Washington DC area My Organic Market or also called MOM’s.
When at Mom’s I also picked up a couple of bags of organic potting soil, and with the help of my darling BF, we had all the plants replanted in no time.
Now all I have to do is make sure they are watered and get enough sun and hope they will actually grow for me (yikes!)
Another thing from today is I placed an order two nights ago with a local family run raw food business called Natural Zing for raw cacao butter and hemp seeds and whooosh it came on my doorstep two days later (gotta love it!)
Raw Cacao Butter and Raw Hemp Seeds from Natural Zing!
I am looking forward to making some special raw chocolates for friends and some nommies with the hemp seeds.
That’s all for today …Ta!