Tour of 459 with the Campus Sustainability class

I just took a tour of the 459’s kitchen with a lean towards sustainability. It’s interesting that they weigh out all their food wastes, pre and post, and then throw it away. But soon, it will be that they are going to send them out to be composted.¬†

It was interesting to see everything in the back. It’s weird how everything looks REALLY delicious behind the scenes but it becomes slightly less appetizing.

batch one was microwaved too long cause we didn’t see them brown at all. 
batch two is pictured, which was really just a half a batch. We tried mixing in some Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce into the oil that we were tossing it in. Learning from lots of mistakes.

batch one was microwaved too long cause we didn’t see them brown at all.¬†

batch two is pictured, which was really just a half a batch. We tried mixing in some Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce into the oil that we were tossing it in. Learning from lots of mistakes.

EDIT: Satsumas and persimmons ‘stolen’ from Hill Farm. Even though they are green… they are sweet sometimes sweet and sometimes gross! I also learned the hard way that citrus fruits don’t ripen after they are picked.

EDIT: Satsumas and persimmons ‘stolen’ from Hill Farm. Even though they are green… they are sweet¬†sometimes sweet and sometimes gross! I also learned the hard way that citrus fruits don’t ripen after they are picked.

Over the Fall Break we went to Hackett’s Cajun Kitchen to get some food. I saw that they had Shrimp Boudin so we got a couple of links to try it out. We usually cut it up and fry it in a pan to heat it up. But I thought it would be a good idea to grill it. While it takes longer, I think it’s a lot more fun to do it this way.

The boudin was on the salty side for me, and it tasted just like the shrimp stuffing they have in their chicken. I think that since I’ve been eating Market Basket’s boudin all my life, that’s how I think it should taste. Always.

Not a good thing for other people who make boudin. Haha. It was tasty, with a strong shrimp flavor and the occasional shrimp chunk. I think I’ll stick with pork though.

My garden plot! The tall ones in the back are peas.

My garden plot! The tall ones in the back are peas.

12am dinner. Braised beef. Steamed egg. Stir fry broccoli. Lonely chicken.

12am dinner. Braised beef. Steamed egg. Stir fry broccoli. Lonely chicken.

The soup was Brat, bodin, and beer soup. Tasted just like the name. Had two bowls. It was surprisingly good! And it’s not a typo. It was spelled bodin and i dunno what it was.

The soup was Brat, bodin, and beer soup. Tasted just like the name. Had two bowls. It was surprisingly good! And it’s not a typo. It was spelled bodin and i dunno what it was.

They stand up!!!!

They stand up!!!!

I got the substitute milk to the left of the soy milk at walmart on a whim. This is Flaxmilk touts that it is filled with omega 3 fatty acids, which is a reason flax seed is known as a “superfood.”

While it says that it is creamy and delicious, which is does have a certain creaminess to it, it is not a type of full creaminess that you get from milk… Even from good soy milks. It feels slightly empty and light when you drink it plain. It’s got a sort of nutty taste to it. Maybe like almond milk tea. As if a main part of it is just water. Whatever the case. It’s not bad and it’s a few cents cheaper than Silk.

I got the substitute milk to the left of the soy milk at walmart on a whim. This is Flaxmilk touts that it is filled with omega 3 fatty acids, which is a reason flax seed is known as a “superfood.”

While it says that it is creamy and delicious, which is does have a certain creaminess to it, it is not a type of full creaminess that you get from milk… Even from good soy milks. It feels slightly empty and light when you drink it plain. It’s got a sort of nutty taste to it. Maybe like almond milk tea. As if a main part of it is just water. Whatever the case. It’s not bad and it’s a few cents cheaper than Silk.

My seed tray after 2 weeks. They are having trouble in the greenhouse with the watering system. The misters are clogging up with algae or sediment and not keeping our seedlings moist. 

The bush snap peas however are doing very well. Those are the tall guys at the back. I’ll post some pictures of the plots we received next week when there is more to show.

My seed tray after 2 weeks. They are having trouble in the greenhouse with the watering system. The misters are clogging up with algae or sediment and not keeping our seedlings moist.

The bush snap peas however are doing very well. Those are the tall guys at the back. I’ll post some pictures of the plots we received next week when there is more to show.