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.
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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.ReplyDelete
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 critiqueReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Let us know how you get on with it :) xx