Snackaroos

Carrots

Here are a few ideas for some primal/paleo snacks:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Nut balls
  • Nuts – cashews, macadamias, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts
  • Cold meat
  • Leftover lunch or dinner
  • An apple cut into slices with a dollop of almond butter for dipping
  • Carrot sticks and guacamole/avocado slices
  • Almond flour baking (in small quantities)
  • Dried fruit (just one or two pieces at a time)
  • Dark chocolate (70% or higher)

We’ve also been trying to eat more local food, so last weekend while we were running around the Cowichan Valley organizing the 200km bike ride, we stopped at the Saturday morning market and talked to a couple of local beef farmers. They both sell meat at the market as well as directly from the farm, so we’re planning to drive up there with our chilly bin (cooler) and get some local grass-raised meat. Once we’ve visited the farms I’ll put up some links to their websites.

We’re also planning to try growing some vegetables using square-foot gardening. We’ve weeded our raised bed in the back garden in preparation for buying some dirt next weekend. I’m hoping Patrick comes up with a plan for an automatic watering system. Either that, or I’m going to have to enlist some help with watering reminders – (I pick plants for the flower beds based on how drought-resistant they are!)

Has anyone else tried square-foot gardening? What kind of vegetables do you think we should plant?

Photo via Flickr user havankevin

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4 thoughts on “Snackaroos

  1. I highly recommend seeing “Ruth Stout’s Garden.” It’s an old short documentary but a real hoot. She provides the kind of gardening model I just might follow one day ….

  2. Good to hear you are able to access meat from grass-fed beasties. Those of us at the Bottom of the World have always known it makes healthier, tastier meat 🙂

    Can you explain ‘square foot’ gardening? That’s a new concept for me.

    • The idea of squarefoot gardening is to plant things in square feet. Instead of planting things in rows and then thinning them, you just plant as many as will actually grow in a square foot – whatever the horizontal spacing of a plant is, just make sure you give each plant that much space right around it. Also, you don’t waste time digging and weeding the space between rows of plants. Instead you build raised beds that you can easily reach into for weeding and picking – 2 feet is as far as most people can reach. Here’s a link – http://www.squarefootgardening.com/

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