Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Veggie Tales

When I began my garden at Ciyanjano my prayer to the Lord was that He would bless us with enough veg for our family with plenty to share. (Here in Zambia the word "veg" refers to an array of green vegetables like cabbage, rape, chihuahua which is the ends of pumpkin plants, kale, chard, etc.) Well, veg season is upon us and we have been out-of-control with veg!



Thank you, God, for major kilogram-age of veg, veg, and more veg! In one morning we harvested some of our cabbage and kale. In these pictures you can see that the kitchen was swamped. I was able to pass out veg to all our Ciyanjano workers, our entire AZ team and take some over to House of Martha, the orphanage where Ethel was adopted from. And this doesn't even begin to touch on how much lettuce and chard we've had. If you have any great, cheap veg recipes feel free to post them for me and I'll give them a shot.

2 comments:

Emilio Fernandez said...

Good morning how are you?

My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

For all this I would ask you one small favour:
Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Zambia? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Zambia in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

Emilio Fernandez Esteban
Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
28902 Getafe (Madrid)
Spain

If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

Yours Sincerely

Emilio Fernandez

Anonymous said...

Hey T-
Here's what Ed and I do with the kale.
http://glutenfreegirl.com/baked-kale-chips/
And
http://frogbottomfarm.com/2010/10/07/massaged-kale-salad-three-ways/
With the chips, we use grapeseed oil and cumin and sea salt, but make sure the leaves are completely dry. Any water will just wilt them. Also, keep a really close eye on them; they burn like That.
For the salad, we do the avocado one, with extra lime and cumin again.
I've been doing a lot of Asian style coleslaws with our cabbage, which used up carrots really fast.

Hope that's useful.
Love you, miss you,
Kat