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God’s Garden

Getting to food sources will be hard if global warming depletes habitats and biodiversity for plants. Natural disasters increase costs where transporting and sharing food is fixed into the ecosystem.

The world is dark and full of life at night. All change isn’t good but it’s important to realize that change brings new emotions and determines further outcomes. The change brought to the desert is undeniable. We don’t know how any ecosystem is affected by the choices we make. Something is out of place without sequence and staying in tune to Mother Earth. Disrupting this is ignorance. Maybe we need a new tribe with a different language. It may be impossible to explain the end of the world, but the possibility that we could understand it is nearly as impossible as knowing where we came from and how we were made. We need to look at what Mother Earth gives us and what choices we make from our unique gifts. The world consists of many tribes. Land and transitions have caused many fights over boundaries. The roles are unknown but I believe in synergy. We are believers in a system where mass destruction happens often and is very hard to overcome.  Financial institutions may be in question but what about the true cost. We need to look at how our earth and its citizens will live in the future. Our ecosystem is in peril. However the darkness is not to be feared. In the morning we wake up and shouldn’t need to feel scared anymore. We can see ‘her’ eyes and ‘she’ can see ours. If we could examine how to fix problems based on fear this would be simply the greatest place to live. The next generation’s need for safety and love would be in place.

Meatless Monday

I know it isn’t Monday today…..

I have a status update in my Facebook Page Essential Oils and Poetry from a few weeks ago suggesting this recipe.

Mexican Lasagna

1   can pinto or black beans, save liquids

1   can diced tomatoes

1   can green chilies

1 c.   shoepeg corn

1/4 c.   seasonings (cilantro, chili powder)

1/2 tsp.  cumin

8   corn tortillas

1 1/2 c.   Monterey Jack Cheese and 1 c. Mild Cheddar to top

Sour cream, reserved tomato juice

Mix beans, tomatoes, chilies, corn and spices. Strain

Put oil in a 2 qt. baking dish and line w/ 4 tortillas. Spread 1/2 of the bean mixture. Sprinkle w/ cheese. Spread the second layer of beans. Layer last 4 tortillas and sour cream mixed w/ bean liquid and tomato juice. Mild Cheddar.

400 20m.

August garden

Seasonal foods are produced without a large carbon footprint. Right now the best fruits and vegetables to buy are: onions, cabbage, green beans, kohlrabi, carrots, cucumbers, herbs, peppers, potatoes, sweet corn, tomatoes, apples, eggplant, melons, brussels sprouts, parsnips, turnips, squash, pumpkins, and zucchini.

I have a few recipes to try out:

Pizza on Ciabatta bread:

3 T. tomato paste
2 T. oregano
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper and 1 clove garlic (this is your sauce)

1 ciabatta loaf
4 oz. goat cheese
2 sliced tomatoes
pepperoni, salami and other meats you like
1/4 c. black or green olives
parsley
Broil the bread until golden brown, 2 min.
Spread sauce on the bread out to the edges
Slice cheese and top the bread; add other ingredients and broil for 10 minutes. Top with parsley.

Sweet Corn and eggs

red potatoes, diced and cooked until just tender
3 slices Canadian bacon
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1/2 c. corn kernels
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
salt and pepper

Cook 5 minutes and top 4 cooked eggs

Quiche filling

4 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, sliced
mushrooms (oyster or shiitake), coarsely chopped
salt and pepper
1 T. fresh thyme
1/2 c. milk
3 T. flour
4 large eggs
3/4 c. Swiss cheese