Tuesday, June 8, 2010

farm inspired breakfast

Sometimes it's the simplest things that taste best. Right now as I'm writing, I'm sitting and eating a bowl of homemade organic granola I just pulled from the oven. This morning, before going to work I made breakfast. I was inspired by my weekly organic produce box that is delivered. It took 20 minutes total and it was amazing!

1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg
1 slice of bread
little butter for the pan

Turn oven to about 300 degrees and let it get all toasty while you're cleaning your asparagus. Place asparagus on parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper. put into the oven for about 20 minutes.
While the asparagus is roasting take a biscuit cutter or a glass with a small mouth and cut out the center of the bread. Place a pan on stove over medium heat and add butter. You just want a little butter. You don't want things to be swimming. After the butter has melted and you've evenly distributed it around the pan, place the bread in the center, crack the egg into the center of the bread. You'll want to sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and let it sit for a few minutes. Check on it gently, you want the bottom to be stiff enough that you don't make a mess when you flip the bread with the egg. After the egg has started to firm up all over, flip it. When both sides look to be done to your specifications, remove and lay atop of the asparagus.

Monday, June 7, 2010

beneficial nematodes

I am the proud new mother of nematodes. If you look at the photo carefully you will see there are wholes in my cabbage leaves from cabbage worm. They are a common pest that I don't like. While you can pull them off of your cabbages one at a time, I prefer to get my little friends to help. I purchased nematodes at an organic nursery by my house and plan on adding them to my soil tomorrow. They are microscopic bugs that prey on other bugs but not produce and not earth worms. There are a few different applications for getting them into your dirt. You can add as many as your would like to your soil to do all of your dirty work. You can't see them and they wont harm you. They will eat things like cutter worms, fleas, maggots and termites. For $25, you can kill over 2000sq ft of pests.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

another rainy sunday

It feels as though the rain will never stop. The sun came out to play yesterday and I was out of town. I had big plans today of gardening and getting things done but instead I spent my day inside. On days that I can't enjoy my garden outside, I bring it in. My white Peony was falling down from all of the rain and I wasn't able to see it unless I went outside and stood in the rain so I cut it and brought it in to enjoy.

Friday, June 4, 2010

king corn

Everyone should watch this film. I'm not one for processed foods as it is but I will try my hardest not to eat those items. I would encourage you to open your eyes and minds and see where your dollar is going. You can change the way our country views food.