Friday, April 13, 2007

Scenes from Today's Co-op

Setting up can be harder than a person would think!

Ugh - breaking down the boxes

Everyone is old enough to help! Honey - one of our members has bee hives, she brought honey to sell - yumm! Honey 2 My neighbor with her load of produce and cardboard - I thought this was darling!
Mike's day off has fallen on Friday. Friday: the day that begins early with speech, then picking up and sorting produce, then passing out produce, and drama class. Mike is such a good sport. He laughed and said, "it's normal". I guess he's learned to deal with an extroverted wife. ::snort::

During the kids' drama class Mike and I went out for lunch. We talked. I asked about produce co-op and he told me that every time I've done this it's been not only about produce, but about building community and relationships...he knows that's the way I am and he's fine with it. There are some great benefits to being married 23 start to "get" each other eventually. ::snort::

Yes, I sterilized the basket!!!

Teriyaki Steak Marinade

Courtesy of

1/2 C orange juice
1/4 C soy sauce
2 lg garlic cloves pressed
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 T sugar (rapadura or honey)
2 T Olive Oil (or whatever you want)

Combine and use for steak marinade or a beef kabob marinade. Marinate at least overnight. Marinating 2 - 3 days helps tenderize some cuts of beef. Barbecue to desired doneness.

I used this for 5 hours and it was still yummy. I think it would be great with chicken too. We all liked it.