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Adelaide Hayward
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  • Port Townsend, WA
  • United States
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Adelaide Hayward commented on Jenni's blog post 'Making vegetable stock'
"One way to make a good veggie stock is to save up clean vegetable scraps every time you cook and put them in a gallon size freezer ziplock bag and store it in the freezer. (Don't forget it's there!) When the freezer bag gets full, add it…"
Aug 24, 2010
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Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Aug 24, 2010
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Resurrect the Barter!

Linking people together to trade farm goods. Variety is good!See More
Aug 24, 2010
Adelaide Hayward joined johna's group
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Herb Lovers!

A group for people who are passionate about their herb gardens. Share recipes and discuss all aspects of herb growing here from culinary to cosmetic.
Aug 24, 2010
Adelaide Hayward joined Cornelia's group
Aug 24, 2010
Adelaide Hayward and Tory are now friends
Aug 24, 2010
Cornelia commented on Adelaide Hayward's blog post 'Become a Laundry Line Advocate'
"Hi Heide, I love that there is now an effort to encourage the use of clotheslines. Just like the old days! :) There will be clothesline advocates at Maker Faire - http://www.linedry.com/ - do you know them?"
Apr 27, 2009
Adelaide Hayward posted blog posts
Apr 3, 2009
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Kombucha

For all of us kombucha brewers and drinkers!
Mar 20, 2009
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Resurrect The Potluck! Feed Amanda Palmer

we works hard. we tours. we's is hungry. we needs sustenance. we needs good food sourced from righteous places, prepared by YOU. we are hungry for HOMEGROWN ingredients: local, organic, sustainable, grown by family farmers or grown by YOU! yes!See More
Mar 20, 2009
Adelaide Hayward is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Mar 20, 2009

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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Allergic Chef
A bit about me:
I have experienced a food revolution since discovering my childhood allergies never went away. I do not eat many common allergens and it required me to re-learn how to cook, how to shop, everything. I then moved to a town surrounded and supportive of organic farming and sustainable living, in order to emerge myself in a healthy environment. I then started reading Michael Pollan's novels and studying food chains.
What is left after taking away the dairy and wheat and chemicals and preservatives and additives and fillers? That is the question I had to ask the universe, and the universe replied QUITE A LOT!
I make nearly all my meals at home and do not really crave the foods I have allergies to when I am around people who eat differently. Most recently I started buying ingredients to make homemade Thai cuisine and several other Asian cuisines. Nearly all these recipes do not include dairy or wheat. I am in food heaven.

Many of my friends are used to my eating habits and actually love it when I cook for them. They do not feel they are missing out - They love what I make. I love feeding them - love helping tummies feel full and happy.

And finally after years, my tummy feels happy. It feels gurgly in a good way, like it is contentedly digesting the food and appreciatively putting it to good use. It no longer feels like my esophagus is on fire and that the food isn't going anywhere.

The food I eat defines my life in many ways. I once broke up with a boyfriend because his idea of picking a vegetable for dinner was canned green beans. I left him because he not only didn't support my lifestyle, but he didn't care what the food he ate was doing to him, and I couldn't handle not nagging him for it. I have a very difficult time being friends with people who do not get this concept. We generally eat at least 3 times a day so it is not something we are separable from. I am okay with it defining me and choosing my friends accordingly.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
I made late night vegetable tofu miso soup with all organic ingredients, thanks to having a well stocked kitchen. It was stealth and mini. I made and ate just two little bowls of miso.

I live in a farming community so I get large quantities of apples and other organic fruits and veggies to use in my dryer and juicer. I'm learning how to can and planning to do a batch of apple/carrot/ginger juice for cold season. It tastes so good though, I don't know how I will manage to save any! ;)
Currently reading:
Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
My latest DIY project:
I've been using whatever music instruments I can find to make d.i.y. music. I am learning to use my new microphone so will soon be making d.i.y. recordings to share with everyone.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.explodingdog.org

Adelaide Hayward's Blog

Become a Laundry Line Advocate

http://www.laundrylist.org

"Project Laundry List is making air-drying laundry acceptable and desirable as a simple and effective way to save energy."

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor

http://www.chelseagreen.com/content/dont-bawk-the-wild-and-wonderful-chicken-tractor/



Don’t Bawk: The Wild and Wonderful Chicken Tractor



Posted By dpacheco On April 1, 2009 @ 11:01 pm In Garden & Agriculture | 2 Comments



Aside from the sheer pleasure of telling your friends, straight-faced, that you maintain your garden using something called a “chicken… Continue

Posted on April 3, 2009 at 2:30pm

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