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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Missing my Foodie Friends

It's been awhile since I've chatted with my foodie friends. I finally got to gmail chat with fufu yesterday and he told me I'm "the one person in the world who hasn't heard of " no-knead bread. Man this recipe sounds amazing and so simple! I'm going to bake a loaf on Saturday and make some lentil stew.

Here's a video on the recipe, and here's the actual recipe. From Google, I can see that people's bread results are fantastic. The bread looks so rustic, artisanal, and expensive!

Fuson also reminded me that I've been slacking on listening to Good Food's podcast. I figured I didn't have any time where I was working when I could listen to it. I realized today, that when I prepare to teach stats section, I can listen to the podcasts while coming up with sample problems. Maybe all my problems will begin to be about food... (my current sample problems are about seed sprouting... which I am doing at home now in preparation for my veggie garden).

Anyway, I miss all you foodie friend people. Keep me updated on recipes I HAVE to know about. I need to keep my food life lively. :)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Growing edibles in urban spaces

This flyer was posted outside the room I TA stats in. The flyer says:
"The Urban Farm"

"in this class students will:
-become familiar with techniques of food production in urban settings

- gain a working knowledge of plant families, basic soil characteristics and methods of compost production

- develop a deeper understanding of how productive urban landscapes can reduce the ecological footrpint of urban communities.

- expand their abilities to grow food in an urban setting through experiential learning on the Farm at UW"

I know this is completely unrelated to my research, but I feel like I can't pass up a class like this. I was able to justify it since it's at 8:30a on T/Th. If I didn't take the class, I would probably just sleep an extra hour. This way I can get up and immediately get my mind working!

I'm also excited about the reading list. I've been wanting to read these books for awhile:

Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

On Good Land
by Michael Abelman and Alice Waters

Sustainable Agriculture and Resistance

The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture by Wendell Berry

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Efficient edible growing

I thought this setup was particularly neat. It incorporated lots of living roofs for growing edibles and it even had chickens!

New plants

I ended up buying several me these fancy geraniums. The foliage will look great with some darker plants and bright flowers

Tall and short stuff

Evan contemplating Bonsais

Little trees

Bonsais at the garden show

Garden show seattle

An indoor garden at the show

Garden show

Mini container garden. I think its pretty neat that they paved inside a pot

Saturday, February 23, 2008

My poster, my poster, my poster, my poster,.... My poster & me!

SPSP 2008

Of course I had the 8am poster session :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

More conference

Meeting new people at the students of color dinner and hanging out with good friends.

Conference photos

Jennifer, lookin' sassy at the students of color dinner at SPSP


This hydrangea is beginning to sprout new life

Beautify my life!

Proof that spring is on its way! I love that flowers are popping out of the ground