Rebecca Marcella

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since Jul 30, 2020
Oregon (Portland Metro) Zone 8B
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have you looked into southern cuisine? A lot of the cuisine of the south was invented by poor black folks and poor white folks due to limited resources and or slavery. You had to make do with what you had. This lead to good tasting but cheap to make food

Examples of southern cuisine

"A traditional Southern meal is pan-fried chicken, field peas (such as black-eyed peas), greens (such as collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, or poke sallet), mashed potatoes, cornbread or corn pone, sweet tea, and dessert—typically a pie (sweet potato, chess, shoofly, pecan, and peach are the most common)"

there's also soul food which includes more spices haha

Grits can be made with spinach, cheese, grilled onions etc. with a saucy meat. love some shrimp and  grits.

Then of course you have louisiana/ missisipi basin cuisine. Also very good.
1 month ago

 I reuse dog food bags for various thins; I am interested; how do you sew the feed bags together?  Do you hand sew them? Use a  sewing machine? If you use a sewing machine, which thread weight and needle do you use? if hand sewing, what weight in thread? TIA!

not the op but i think you can do this with a sewing machine using leather needle (110) and either overlocking thread(if your machine has overlocking function) or heavy duty thread. This would be a NIGHTMARE to hand sew.
1 month ago
Are sexy things and horizontal exercise are they not the same thing haha
1 month ago
We don't like cabbage. I stopped growing it. I might grow one or two plants tops for a summer salad/spring rolls but that's it.

I am looking to try carrots again but i'm still not 100% sure about it. Same with potatos. I let my partner replant potatoes....haha we'll see how that goes. I personally gave up.

I don't grow food i don't like i.e brussel sprouts.

I do grow: fruits can't wait for raspberries, blueberries, hardy kiwi, apple, cherry etc to come into their own. strawberries.

I do grow: tomatoes (oh my god it's just so good), pumpkin and squashes because they store so well, leafy greens, eggplant, hot peppers, beans, I'm hoping for corn and okra this year just because I want to know if I could do it in this climate. Amaranth, Asparagus.

I like to urban forage : Oregon Grape, Blackberries and figs

And flowers. I just love flowers I know they're not food but they're morale.
25 F in PNW living with my 26 M partner. We're blessed and fortunate to have upper middle class income, a home, and no kids. I am doing therapy as my career but permaculture is my lovechild. I've been slowly taking this tiny 5000 sq foot city lot and converting it from grass and suburban monotony into a food forest garden. I hope one day to have chickens and ducks and frankly just live that queer cottage core energy I imbibe....without all the colonialism of course. I don't know permaculture is just the only thing that has made me feel like there's something I can DO while living in the collapse. Highly recommend Retrosuburbia by David Holmgreen on ways of downshifting urban and suburban communities to be more resilient to climate change.
4 months ago
rufaro I just spent the last 2 hours reading your entire thread from start to finish. all four years and this has been the most exciting, beautiful project I have ever seen. What you wrote here gives me hope for the future. I am blessed to have been born in the richest country in the world. And yet still here injustices are rampant and the effects of climate change are begining to take their toll (The fires we had last year, I will never forget the months of drought and the way dark clouds rolled in and darkened the city with ash and smoke). I cannot stop wildfires, I cannot stop global powers and the ultra rich. But I can plant a garden. I can mulch my yard and plant fruit trees. I can talk to my neighbors. and I can prepare us for change.
5 months ago
A nude space is a great place to start. maybe talk to your partner about mixing clover with the grass seed. or bringing in free woodchips for the perrenial forest. get some paper out, map the spot and get planning together!
10 months ago
Hmm a cup of coffee in the morning delivered by my sweetie. Or a cup of tea. seeing my cat. Clean surfaces in the kitchen before I cook.
10 months ago here's an interesting video about someone who did something similar with munincipal challenges
11 months ago