Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lifelong list of goals: food edition

Based mostly around our latest Vegetarian experiment, I thought one of my new lifelong goals should be to grow my own vegetables. It seems like a really 'now' thing to do but it's something I'd been thinking about for awhile.

We have a patch of earth in the corner of our garden where the previous owner had a greenhouse. It is now currently used for nothing and though there isn't THAT much space, I'd love to plant vegetables there. Vegetables that we'd eat quite often. I was thinking possibly carrots, onions, peas, potatoes and sweetcorn. I have no idea how easy or hard that would be, but I'd like to find out sometime. The BBC has a website for such a thing.

This is something that I'd like the boys to be involved in as well (so might be more useful to the family in a few years time). My dad and I planted vegetables once. I don't remember everything we planted, but we had decent looking strawberries and a couple of heads of cauliflower. It was a fun thing to do and I had a great sense of accomplishment afterwards (even though we stopped once green bugs attacked the rest of our vegetable patch). I like the idea of a project that we all do together, giving them good memories.

The next item on my list, is to eat at a really nice restaurant. Just once. I'm talking fancy-nice, one with Michelin stars and everything a la Gordon Ramsay. I'm not much of a foodie and I think I might leave the table still hungry, but I think I'd like that experience anyway. And then I can go back to my mac and cheese fully satisfied.


  1. Ryon's parents used to grow vegetables in their garden and years later turned them into flower beds. Ryon has carried on this idea and really wants us to have a vege garden one day (although he hated the "3 bites" rule that his mom implemented when there were veggies that he didn't like, some of which I have slowly reintroduced him to). So we'll see about growing our own veges! Only if he's helping with growing them :) And a garden to grow them in wouldn't be bad.

  2. Some peolpe think is sad but I LOVE growing my own food. If I had my own garden I'd do it more often. Alas my poor mum is stuck with everything I planted and has to endure my critique

  3. I think growing your own veg is a fab idea, keeps the kids busy too, its amazing how facinated they are by growing plants etc!

    Let us know how you get on with it :) xx


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