Thursday, May 8, 2008

more of the garden and the vegan cupcakes

Here are a few more shots of the garden with the mountain view and what it looks like outside the garden fence. Here are some plots you can see the trenches and "walls" to separate them.
I made my first batch of Vegan cupcakes. I think they turned out really great, and the kids enjoyed helping and eating them. Even Jerami said they were good. He isnt pictured here though.

Our New Garden!!

Well we took a trip down to Bear Creek Regional Park to check out the Community Garden. And after reading some forms and signing my oath to work four hours between april-october on some other part of the garden.. we have our own little piece of heaven! Jerami has already decided he wants tomatoes, corn, onions, and peppers.. I want to have lettuce and peppers, and any beans we might be able to find that grow well out here. Wanting all those things and actually doing all that work (and spending that money per plant) well, we will just have to see. But I am so excited!! Here are the girls! If only they had hair pieces!! If you look right near Natalie's head there is a stake that shows where my garden ends on the east side. A little bit in front of Susan's foot would be where they will divide my plot with my neighbors, we both decided to only go half since its our first. She didnt see Jerami's wish list though. I have more pics but I am still figuring this blog out so I have to repost to get them on.. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

how this week is going... or is it really wednesday?

So its been a few days since we have made the purposeful choice to eat more of a vegetarian way. We are still transitioning so there have been a few fish meals and a trip to whole foods where the kids ate meatballs... But tonight as I sat with my house full of new groceries (from yesterday) I still wondered the same old question.. what is for dinner.
So begins my blog of learning to eat healthier, trying to save enough money to pay for other things besides FOOD.. (like a quick soy milk maker) and what I was able to learn to cook and how the kids reacted. Most of my inspiration comes from a friend (veganf) and the blog she has.