This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Monday, May 16, 2011

An inadvertent harvest

While I was weeding the garlic and onion beds the yesterday ("weeding" means pulling ash tree seedlings for the most part), I decided that the yarrow had gotten OUT.OF.CONTROL.  I know it's a beneficial and I like it well enough, but when it jumps the border of the bed and becomes insidious inside and hides my carrots from view, well, it's time for some yarrow-taming.  I pulled clump after clump, unintentionally dislodging a few intentional plants -- the almost-ready-for-harvest onions and volunteer potatoes pictured above, as well as about a dozen baby carrots that were quickly devoured by one to-remain-nameless 4.8333333-year old....

I couldn't let those sweet little onions go to waste and as I already had a few in the crisper drawer (from the CSA box)  I decided to make onion powder!  I thinly sliced the onions and put them in the dehydrator.
Today Alex and I pulverized them into some yummy smelling sweet onion powder!

Next on the agenda:  buy some raw cream to sour, mix up some fresh onion dip,  fry some potato chips....

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