"The tragic reality is that very few sustainable systems are designed or applied by those who hold power, and the reason for this is obvious and simple: to let people arrange their own food, energy and shelter is to lose economic and political control over them. We should cease to look to power structures, hierarchical systems, or governments to help us, and devise ways to help ourselves." - Bill Mollison

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mealtime Post - A Big Salad With Quesadillas & Tomatillo Salsa

Tonight's dinner consisted of a main course of simple salad with four types of kale, chard, mustard, and chicory greens, all fresh from the garden.

Topped off with belgian endive, bulls blood beet greens, grated carrots, chioggia and golden beets, turnip, acorn squash, and diced onions all fresh from the root cellar.

As a side we had homemade flour and corn tortillas filled with black beans and onions.

A salsa was made from frozen tomatillos, garlic, onions and some spices that Mrs. H. threw in.

Note the root vegetables are still alive and full of life unlike the poisoned non-organic, or limp organic produce found in the store, least wise in Idaho this time of year.

Growing, preparing, and eating one's own food is most empowering.


Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Just wanted to stop by and say, Hi Neighbor, when I was growing up our closest neighbor hailed from Bonners Ferry.

Reading your berry post, it is possible to can fruit without sugar, and we have experimented with drying but nothing beats the flavor when they are frozen for winter. It is a conundrum, I almost think I would give up my internet before my frozen berries.

Nice blog.

Mr. H said...

Hello Throwback At Trapper Creek,
I, too, would surely give up the internet if it meant no more berries for me.

I spent my childhood, and to this day we still hike to our favorite mountain lakes and pick huckleberries around Bonners Ferry.

Thanks for stopping by.

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