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Chris replied to Erica Stagg's discussion 'Best way to start food preservation' in the group Food Preservation
"Jam and pickled vegetables are probably the easiest. Plain tomato sauce is also quite easy. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice per quart to ensure pH is low enough. I'd like to address the fear factor: While it's wise to practice caution, follow…"
Aug 25, 2010
Chris commented on Farm Frederick's blog post 'May-niac... or Mayk up your mind. You see the theme.'
"Seems like we always put out our tomatoes Memorial Day when I lived with my folks in MD. I live in Oregon now and the weather here is lousy cold until July. I start my tomatoes indoors in February and put them out in early May, under…"
May 15, 2010
Chris commented on Cornelia's group 'Radical Homemakers'
"You had a great interview in The Oregonian, though! http://www.oregonlive.com/foodday/index.ssf/2010/04/radical_homemaking.html"
Apr 23, 2010
Chris replied to Calamity Jane's discussion 'Even Better Homes and Gardens (Blogs by and for)' in the group Radical Homemakers
"I have a blog, mostly about cooking from scratch, called Lost Arts Kitchen: lostartskitchen.blogspot.com . I also write about food politics and sustainability at times, too. Usually only post a couple times a month. I'm working on a post about…"
Mar 17, 2010
Chris commented on Cornelia's group 'Radical Homemakers'
"I recently stumbled upon some videos (actually, they must've been films) of Dolly Freed, made just after she wrote Possum Living (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvn79E40VSc). I have to say, as inspired as I was by her book when I read it a…"
Mar 17, 2010
Chris joined Cornelia's group

Radical Homemakers

A discussion group and gathering area for those wishing to discuss the book, Radical Homemakers, and the topics that it covers.
Mar 17, 2010
Chris commented on Edna Parrish's photo

finished chicken coop

"How lovely! You should be proud! Did you design it yourself or follow a plan?"
Jan 13, 2010
Chris joined Cornelia's group
Aug 15, 2009
Chris and Cornelia are now friends
Aug 6, 2009
Chris joined Fostermamas's group


A group for people interested in or already making their own cheese. Share recipes, tips, stories and more.See More
Aug 6, 2009
Chris replied to Kaloa Young's discussion 'Canning Tomato Sauce' in the group Food Preservation
"I am so excited to try crockpot sauce this year! I just ordered a new slow cooker and can't wait for it to arrive; I'm going to set it up outside (where I also have my dehydrator)."
Aug 6, 2009
Magpie Ima and Chris are now friends
Aug 6, 2009
Chris joined Torry's group

Food Preservation

How-To's on putting food aside: canning, freezing, drying, much more...See More
Aug 6, 2009
Chris is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Aug 6, 2009

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
Currently reading:
Ratio by Michael Ruhlman
Currently listening to:
Fresh Air podcast with Michael Pollan
My latest DIY project:
Brandied Summer Fruits
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Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 4:44pm on August 6, 2009, Cornelia said…
Hi Chris - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! Great blog you've got there. Please do paste any relevant posts to the member blog area - we love to share here!

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