One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Food Recalls Oh My!

Yesterday's newspaper had an article about a lettuce recall  that involves listeria.  Just a few days ago, I read about a ground beef recall, and weeks before that a cantaloupe recall.  

Today I am thankful for the swiss chard that is still growing in my garden.  

It is starting to get the nickname "poor man's lettuce" in our house.  It's so easy to grow too.

While spending an hour clearing out the garden for next year, I noticed some swiss chard that needed picked.  I decided to slice it up to top bean burritos again.

3 comments:

Candy C. said...

I love Swiss chard, it keeps going and going and going!! :)

City Chick said...

Love having a garden! I'm going to try more greens next year. My first try didn't go so well.

bluestockingredneck said...

I don't remember seeing so many recalls on food as there are in America today! When I was a kid, we had our own garden. My parents grew tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, and corn. It was a lot of hard work but also fun to grow our own vegetables. I would like to start my own small vegetable garden next spring.