Sunday, May 6, 2012

Monday This 'n That

Available this week at Grandma Farmers Garden
Grandma Farmer uses all organic pratices but is not a certified farm near Nebraska City, Nebraska.

Farm Fresh Eggs,
fed Organic Grains, Kelp, Alfalfa Leaves. Cage Free, plenty of outdoor exercise.  Picked up at the farm $3.00 a dozen

Picking This Week: Baby Turnip Greens 4-oz $2, Rhubarb $3 a pound, Chives (regular or garlic), Oregano, Sage, Cilantro, Mint and Lemon Balm all $2 an ounce, Lettuce Blend 4-oz $2.75, Arugula 4-oz $2.75, Spinach 4 oz $2.75

Red Russian Kale 4-oz for $2.75
Now available: Clumps of 5-6 fans Daylilies $6 a clump.

for pick-up. We drive to Omaha every day so meeting at the Bellevue Medards or Walmart is possible.

Planting This Week In Grandma Farmers Garden

We have set the tomatoes and peppers in the garden and massive mulching occured this weeked and will continue this week to conserve moisture.  We had a very large order from the folks at this week that will move some of the produce out.  All the green onions were/are pulled.  A new group of green onions have been planted.  We are also experimenting with seeding green onions directly into the garden.  More lettuce, Argula, spinch, beets, cucumbers and two beds of green beans have been planted. 

rose garden design

We are working on the Rose bed that also has our kitchen herbs and garlic planting in the beds.  This keeps me from running all the way to the garden while I'm cooking and the garlic keeps bad bugs on the roses a bay.

Sautéed Chicken & Asparagus

We are concentrating on the healthiest low carb, gluten-free dishes I can find using ingredients as they come out of the garden, for two people.  This week is probably the last week we'll be picking asparagus.  The asparagus came out of the garden a month early like everything else this year.  This was great grain free, but a Quiona Pilaf would have been a great combo. Stir Fried Chicken with Asparagus alone just 275 calories.

15-Minute Healthy Sautéed Chicken & Asparagus Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

  • 1 medium onion, cut in half and sliced medium thick
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon chicken broth
  • 1  tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups when cut)
  • 1/2 large red pepper, juliened
  • 2  tablespoon gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1  tablespoon gluten-free rice vinegar
  • pinch red chili flakes
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  1. Cut onion and mince garlic and let both sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon broth and oil in a 12-inch stainless steel skillet. Sauté onion in broth for about 2 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add ginger, garlic, chicken, and continue to sauté for another 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Add asparagus, pepper, soy sauce, vinegar, and red chili flakes. Stir together and cover. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. This may have to cook for an extra couple minutes if the asparagus is thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste

This Weeks Bible Reading

Reading Through the Bible In a Year
We are again attempting to read through the Bible this year. Just joining us or did you get behind? No matter and no need to play catch-up. Start where you are today and go forward.

Monday: Mark 11:27-33, 2 Cor 6, Psalms 101, 1 Samuel 15-16
Tuesday: Mark 12:1-12, 2 Cor 7, Psalms 102, 1 Samuel 17-18
Wednesday: Mark 12:13-27, 2 Cor 8, Psalms 103, 1 Samuel 19-20
Thursday: Mark 12:28-34, 2 Cor 9, Psalms 104, 1 Samuel 21-23
Friday: Mark 12;35-44, 2 Cor 10, Psalms 105, 1 Samuel 24-25
Saturday: Mark 13:1-13, 2 Cor 11:1-15, Psalms 106:1-23, 1 Samuel 26-28
Sunday: Mark 13:14-31, 2 Cor 11:16-33, Psalms 106:24-48, 1 Samuel 29-31

We also like to read a Proverb a Day corresponding to the day of the month.  This month I am memorizing Psalms 32

You Decide...........

  Sprinkling Splenda on an ant hill is a great way to kill ants and now I know why!

"The researchers who developed sucralose, also known as Splenda, originally started out in an attempt to create an insecticide. An assistant (obviously a genius) who was asked to test the compound mistakenly thought he was being asked to taste it. The rest, as they say, is food-industry history." - Gedgaudas

Make This Cheap, Nontoxic Herbal Floor Cleaner!

Mix 1 cup pure apple cider vinegar (the real stuff) and a few drops essential oil (lavender or rosemary work well) into 1 gallon warm water.  Apply with a mop or washrag, and rinse off with clean water.  If floors need extra cleaning, try adding 1/2 cup borax or baking soda to the recipe.

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