Friday, March 18, 2022

Sauté the Veggies

Sautéed Veggies
Thawed out veggies from the deep freezer being sautéed for a delicious meal!  Zucchini, yellow crookneck squash and kale.

Steaming vegetables is great but it can get boring pretty fast plus it's hard to steam the bigger veggies such as zucchini.

Sautéing gives you more options for spicing up your food along with being more versatile.  You can add tomatoes, juiced greens, etc. to your pan of sautéing veggies to boost the overall flavor and deliciousness of the meal.  That's hard to accomplish with steaming.

To do this sauté thing, it's really quite easy:

Friday, March 11, 2022

Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2021 in Review

Radish mania at the beginning of June 2021

2021 came and went in the blink of an eye.  I swear time moves faster the older I get.  Hours seem like seconds, days seem like minutes and a year passes as if it's the snap of your fingers.  It was another excellent year on the urban farm.  A crap ton of food was grown.  719.19 lbs (326.22 kilos) of food to be exact, which is on-par with last year.  The row covers worked out famously as there were fresh salad greens right up until the end of December.  Both deep freezers are currently still stocked with frozen veggies.  With how long the salad greens lasted, I didn't even start getting into the frozen veggies until January of this winter, which is insane.  I'm actually still going through frozen veggies that I packed in 2020.  Which is very exciting and a great sign that I'm growing way more food than my house can eat.  Each year I'm working towards utilizing the space more and being even more productive than the last.  On the flip side I'm pretty sure I spent more on food at the grocery store this year than I have in the prior years, which is not what I was expecting but it is what it is.  I haven't fully added up those numbers yet to be sure but from an initial glance it appears that way.  That's okay though, this is all one giant learning experience and I know exactly how I can flip that around, small steps each and every day.