Thursday, May 10, 2012

Garden Update (May 10)

With a lot of sun, love, and water, our garden is growing and sustaining. Our raised garden bed provides a lot of good whole foods for our strict lifestyle. I failed to take pictures of our awesome spinach and lettuce, which we eat regularly. Tall and green is the first sight when approaching our garden, followed by an abundance of beautiful flowers and succulent vegetable and herbs.

zucchini squash


mint (front) / asparagus (back)

tomatoes and zucchini squash

hot peppers (left) / sweet peppers (right)


leeks (left), stevia (right)





Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Growing Hot Peppers

A good friend started making his own hot sauce. He even bought bottles and created labels, more for the novelty and creativity then the selling and distributing. I was lucky to get a bottle, and now I put it on everything. Another friend gave me more material for another 32 sq ft of raised bedding, which I immediately put together. With the extra space, I decided to start growing peppers for my friend making the hot sauce.

It shouldn't take too long to start seeing some growth. I'll be sure to take some updated photos to flaunt our amazing plants since we started. In the photo above, you can get a peek at newly sprouting spinach, and leeks.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vegan Pancakes

1 cup white flour (whole wheat flour will make pancakes less fluffy)
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup + 1 tbsp vanilla coconut milk
1 tbsp sugar
Pinch salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together and pour with 1/3 cup measuring spoon onto greased pan.

For raspberry pancakes add an extra 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 raspberries into batter and whisk until blended.

Pictured (counter clockwise starting with bottom right) plain pancake, raspberry pancake, raspberry chocolate-chip pancake, and plain chocolate-chip pancake.