Happy Sunday! And almost Raw Monday!
In my Goodies Post I mentioned the very-New England Oyster Festival here in CT and here are a few pictures:
That kid is literally standing on a combination of rolling cylinders and circular rings.
There was a part of the fair that was doing a whole hog BBQ contest. Now I know this isn’t what you guys come here for, but all the chefs were so dedicated and passionate about what they were doing, I totally respected what they were doing.
They sold tickets and you could go around and try each stations pigs after the judges and maybe in another time in my life I’ll participate. But yesterday I was fine just watching.
But on a healthier
front, I’m starting to grow KALE
today. You know I love kale. You know I eat kale almost every day. Why not grow my own, especially since it’s a spring/fall lettuce.
The Garden Shop gave me really simple directions: After creating drainage holes and lining with rocks and dirt, make a hole the size of your pinky nail in the dirt and put in 3 seeds, when they sprout, pull out the 2 weaker ones. Putting in 3 seeds ensures germination of at least one. This container I bought makes 3 bushes. I have about 40 more seeds, so I’ll be set for next spring and fall too, and for the farmer’s market I could start next year….
It’s not too late to start growing. In fact it’s the perfect time for here in the Northeast! Right as fall is about to start.
Hopefully I’ll be making salads like these with homegrown lettuce soon enough!
I want to thank you all for the Camera recommendations too! A lot of you recommended the Cannon Powershot–but there’s like, 10 different models! So I did a ton of research and bought…a Cannon Power Shot. When I get it I’ll reveal the model number. But it was 199.00 (no tax or shipping, thanks Amazon). And I’m very excited. I think doing the extensive research really makes you appreciate what you’re getting.
What are you all eating for Raw Monday? I’ve started a smoothie fast so will be eating a ton of those–more on that tomorrow.
Do you do extensive research before buying or do you buy on a whim? I usually don’t do a lot of research, but the cameras were tricky and I wanted to be REALLY happy with the product.
Are you growing any fall vegetables this year? The garden shop said they stopped carrying fall vegetable plants because they didn’t sell. I guess people just only think of spring and summer as the growing seasons.