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Appleblossom 79
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Growing UP north...
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I have read may books talking about self sufficiency and they all talk about gardening, farming and food preservation.  Having done further research into the authors and the description of the areas…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jennifer May 21, 2013.

 

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Appleblossom 79 commented on Appleblossom 79's blog post 'My first ever CSA....'
"Thank you all very much for your feedback, I now have lots of wonderful ideas on what to do with all the incoming Bok Choy (I know I will pretty much be getting it every week)  Here is what I used my Bok Choy in last…"
Jul 29, 2013
Jennifer commented on Appleblossom 79's blog post 'My first ever CSA....'
"Hi, Appleblossom. I shared your question on HOMEGROWN's Facebook page (although I didn't mention the no-stir-fry clause), and several folks weighed in. I'm pasting their responses below. Also, I've been throwing bok…"
Jul 29, 2013
Anne Radcliffe commented on Appleblossom 79's blog post 'My first ever CSA....'
"Salads are always a great bet, both the leafy part as a green, and the other part sliced up like cabbage. I also heard you can toss it in soup right before serving, though I haven't personally tried that one :)  "
Jul 23, 2013
Appleblossom 79 commented on Appleblossom 79's blog post 'My first ever CSA....'
"oh yes I have pasties in my blood and have eaten them for 30+years and I am so going to try the pie....it sounds absolutely amazing!  The salad also looks very good and I am hoping I get more in next weeks box.  : )    Thank you…"
Jul 23, 2013
Kirsten Madaus commented on Appleblossom 79's blog post 'My first ever CSA....'
"If you're in the UP--lucky Yooper--you've eaten pasties, yes?  I made this recipe to be a bit like my husband's beloved pasties but also to use the Bok Choy from our farm share.  My recipe is here (I'm not sure if…"
Jul 23, 2013
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My first ever CSA....

So after about 2 years of searching my local area for a CSA, I finally found one after moving back home to the Upper Peninsula (eh!) from Indiana.  A local farm that frequents the farmers market in town decided to try its hand with a small (only 15 people) CSA.  When I got that e-mail, admittedly I kind of got a little excited and after a couple of weeks discussing the money aspect with my boyfriend and showing him that this was the way to go, we finally decided to do it.  This past Saturday…See More
Jul 22, 2013
Carrie Seal-Stahl replied to Appleblossom 79's discussion 'simplicity in cooking' in the group Recipe Sharing
"This is a favorite around here. I've started making my own Enchilada sauce from an Allrecipes.com recipe I found, which follows. Easy Bean and Cheese Enchiladas:1 can refried beans 1 8oz pkg shred cheese 1/4 c. Onion chopped 4 flour…"
Jun 24, 2013
Appleblossom 79 joined Torry's group
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Homemade Cosmetics

Sharing information on making your own lotions, balms, oils, etc.See More
Jun 4, 2013
Appleblossom 79 replied to Myrna Greenfield's discussion 'Is homemade garlic infused oil dangerous?'
"Well unfortunately we have the risk of getting sick from anything we eat.  With factory farms and their run offs the "fresh" spinach or melons in the store could get you very sick also.  I won't go into pesticides,…"
May 30, 2013
Appleblossom 79 joined Torry's group
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Hunting, Gathering and Foraging

Wild foods of all kinds....goods from the woods!
May 28, 2013
Appleblossom 79 commented on Alexander Goodwin's blog post '4 Easy Ideas For a More Sustainable Kitchen'
"in reference to the comment about the aluminum foil, there is something you can do to reuse it ( you can also recycle it in some places)  If you take a piece of foil that has been used and wash it you can ball it up and use it like a dryer…"
May 22, 2013
Jennifer replied to Appleblossom 79's discussion 'simplicity in cooking' in the group Recipe Sharing
"Ooh, Appleblossom. I'm adding this to the Finding Morel Mushrooms 101."
May 21, 2013
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Food Revolution

"best recipe ever!  Thank you for the post, I think I found a new background for my screen :)"
May 20, 2013
Appleblossom 79 replied to Appleblossom 79's discussion 'simplicity in cooking' in the group Recipe Sharing
"New Recipe:  Beef Tip with Morels and Wild Ramps I don't have amounts because they can be adjusted for your family: Flank Steak ( I used approximatly 1.25 steak cut into 1x1 cubes) Morel Mushrooms (I used 1 lb for 2 people but i…"
May 18, 2013
Appleblossom 79 commented on Alexander Goodwin's blog post '4 Easy Ideas For a More Sustainable Kitchen'
"and if you don't want to make you own reusuable "paper towels" you can purchase them. http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=reusable%20paper%20towel&view_type=gallery&ship_to=US&ref=auto2&explicit_scope=1"
May 18, 2013
Appleblossom 79 commented on jonmesser's group 'BREAD!'
"Easiest no-knead bread recipe ever!   3 cups flour 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt 1/2 rapid rise yeast 1 1/2 cup water Whisk flour, salt and yeast together.  Add the water and mix together till the dough looks like a "shaggy mess".…"
May 18, 2013

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
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slow transition to homesteader
A bit about me:
Currently unemployed, I am looking into making my completely grid dependent life not so much and to make it more positive and productive. I have many interests like gardening and baking/cooking to craftiness (albeit I am not that crafty yet) I am relatively new to all these areas and are exploring many different avenues and options that can be taken. I welcome advice and information :)
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Chicken and mushrooms- great simple that uses 5 real ingredients (no processed crap)
Currently reading:
Eco-Thrifty
Currently listening to:
the birds chirping in the tree next to the window
My latest DIY project:
baking bread from scratch and non-toxic cleaners for the house....soon maybe soap making
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
searching for a facebook like site for gardening etc.
Web site I recommend:
http://motherearthnews.com

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My first ever CSA....

So after about 2 years of searching my local area for a CSA, I finally found one after moving back home to the Upper Peninsula (eh!) from Indiana.  A local farm that frequents the farmers market in town decided to try its hand with a small (only 15 people) CSA.  When I got that e-mail, admittedly I kind of got a little excited and after a couple of weeks discussing the money aspect with my boyfriend and showing him that this was the way to go, we finally decided to do it.  

This past…

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Posted on July 22, 2013 at 5:20pm — 5 Comments

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At 2:31pm on May 10, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Appleblossom. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us—and I love how active you’ve been here in such a short amount of time. That’s AWESOME. I hope you’ll find plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing more of your own, too. I LOVE your five-ingredient challenge! Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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