Comments on: Food Preservation is Cool! http://sharonastyk.com/2009/05/27/food-preservation-is-cool/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Thu, 25 Jun 2009 16:01:47 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Marie http://sharonastyk.com/2009/05/27/food-preservation-is-cool/#comment-20864 Marie Thu, 28 May 2009 11:23:06 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/05/27/food-preservation-is-cool/#comment-20864 A little late, but my IDC update: Still a challenge with a healing hand but... Plant Something: Planted pole beans, squash, luffas and perennials Harvest Something: herbs and a little lettuce Preserve Something: not this week Reduce Waste: Created a list of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle tips for the office green page. Harvested a load of used printer paper to cut down and use instead of post-its in the office Preparation and Storage: Stored a water-proof supply of candles and matches in the basement storage area Build Community Food Systems: Working on a "raised bed" team at work to create and maintain an organic garden at work Eat the Food: Made a big bowl of 4-bean salad, a great way to use food storage! Hope you're having a good week! A little late, but my IDC update:

Still a challenge with a healing hand but…

Plant Something:
Planted pole beans, squash, luffas and perennials

Harvest Something:
herbs and a little lettuce

Preserve Something:
not this week

Reduce Waste:
Created a list of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle tips for the office green page. Harvested a load of used printer paper to cut down and use instead of post-its in the office

Preparation and Storage:
Stored a water-proof supply of candles and matches in the basement storage area

Build Community Food Systems:
Working on a “raised bed” team at work to create and maintain an organic garden at work

Eat the Food:
Made a big bowl of 4-bean salad, a great way to use food storage!

Hope you’re having a good week!

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By: Susan in NJ http://sharonastyk.com/2009/05/27/food-preservation-is-cool/#comment-20852 Susan in NJ Wed, 27 May 2009 18:27:16 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2009/05/27/food-preservation-is-cool/#comment-20852 Yes Sharon, but do you include instructions for assuming the "full peacock" position between canning chores? The article made me chortle and it wasn't just the NYT smarminess. We dehydrated strawberries this weekend . . . my partner was extremely skeptical but he helped -- asking all the while why I thought this would be worthwhile. Upon sampling the finished product, he wanted to know when we could get more strawberries. Yes Sharon, but do you include instructions for assuming the “full peacock” position between canning chores? The article made me chortle and it wasn’t just the NYT smarminess.
We dehydrated strawberries this weekend . . . my partner was extremely skeptical but he helped — asking all the while why I thought this would be worthwhile. Upon sampling the finished product, he wanted to know when we could get more strawberries.

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