Saturday, June 23, 2012

Broccoli Fish Tacos

Here's a recipe that turned out pretty good.  Broccoli Fish Tacos:
4 small white corn tortillas
2 servings of fish of your choice. (I used a cod-like fish)
1/2 a head of brocolli
salsa of your choice
shredded cheese
a few slices of lemon
a teaspoon of salt
butter or veggie oil

Start baking the fish as this will take the longest, add a small amount of salsa on top to add flavor and moisture.  About 5 minutes before they are done, flip them so both sides get cripsy.  You can tell they're done when they start to brown a bit.

Cook the tortillas with butter on the stovetop untill lightly browned.

Chop broccoli leaving mainly the heads. (I like to cook and eat the stems on the side, or add to compost)

Boil in water with salt for about 5 mins.

Drain and then chop into small 1/2 inch chuncks.

Cut fish into smaller 1 - 1/2 inch pieces.

Add fish to tortillas, then broccoli.

Next add cheese, and squeeze lemon.

Add a spoonful of salsa.

Serves 2.

A healthy decently priced meal to make.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Mixed Vegetable Bed

I had an idea for a mixed garden bed and decided to try it.  I added a 3 x 8 ft raised bed to the garden.  Then filled it with a thick layer of compost, followed with composted and aged horse and goat manure. Spread a small amount of heavier clay soil on top to help the compost break down.  Next I added a variety of garden plant seeds to a cup, mixed then up and tilled them into the bed.   It's been a few weeks since.  I've been watering avg once a day.  Today I went out there and many things have sprouted!  Looks like some corn, squash, beans and more.  Ideally they will grow in with some as companion plants and thriving.  While vegetables grow quickly in full sun, having many together may keep the surface cooler during hot summer days and require less water.