>> Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Switching gears away from outdoors excursions, and to some outdoors experiments...
As an environmentalist and a bit of a health nut, I love the idea of the Slow Foods movement. While we have a long way to go to before we eat all local, organic and in-season, at least we work at it. Some day we'll know all the local spots to buy food, but we're still learning.
In an attempt at being a slow-er foodie, one of the crazy things I attempt to do is organic gardening. I say crazy because my gardening skills are weak, the neighborhood stray cat population sizable, and my garden maintenance haphazard.
One of the things I really wanted out of my garden was okra (so good in soup, although otherwise sort of snot-filled). So I carefully selected heirloom organic okra seeds, planted them, and nursed them tenderly all summer long.
This was the result: