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Harriet Fasenfest
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  • Portland, OR
  • United States
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Harriet Fasenfest commented on Barter Neighbors's blog post 'This has got to be our best Christmas ever'
"Lovely and I wish you continued joy.  So sweet about "not wanting to make the wife cry".  Seems like you have been kind to her these last 26 years as well.  "
Dec 20, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"I generally blanch and freeze mine so I can't help.  Sorry."
Oct 5, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Pat Johnson's photo
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Pensacola Can Can Club

"Simply a marvel of good will and efforts. I think I will have to come by your way when I visit mom this year in FL. I generally come for two - three weeks. If you'd like, I'll head on over to Pensacola way to visit. I'm intrigued and…"
Sep 19, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Pat Johnson's photo
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Pensacola Can Can Club

"You, Pat, and the Can Can Club, are a Peach.  You gave me the endurance to face off with my tomatoes tomorrow.    "
Sep 19, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"As the doctrine goes. Put a tablespoon of lemon juice per pint of tomatoes and two tabl. per quart. That makes them "safe" for boiling water canning. It is not necessary for pressure canning. The doctrine suggest "real lemon"…"
Sep 9, 2011
Farmer Donald replied to Harriet Fasenfest's discussion 'Preserving 101 - Ask the "Doctor" - Jam' in the group Newbies - Just starting out
"I have had great success with water bath canning, but it is pressure canning that has been a big disappointment. I cannot seem to adjust my gas burners to the correct BTU in order to get a constant rate of pressure. If I turn or look away…"
Sep 8, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Cornelia's video
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The Canning Queen of the Desert

"Nice.  Growing food in the bronx desert.  I well remember."
Aug 30, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Pat Johnson's photo
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Pensacola Can Can Club

"NEVER to be forgotten.  But I didn't mean to mention it. Tell Deb I say hey.  "
Aug 23, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Pat Johnson's photo
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Pensacola Can Can Club

"Buddy, I contacted the fellow from the N.Y. Times about you and copied you on the message.  Should he be interested you can follow up on your own.  I'm out of it but I am so impressed with this model that I think it should be A)…"
Aug 23, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Pat Johnson's photo
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Pensacola Can Can Club

"The New York Times should do a piece about you and the Can Can Club.  In fact, I know a guy........maybe I'll write him.  Really, this is a great model.  So equitable and reasoned.   As always, mad respect.   H"
Aug 23, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"I have a process, not a recipe. I would use 1/2 cup sugar to 2 cups berries, more or less.  I would let the berries sit in a large bowl overnight just like with jam (on the counter would be fine).  I would stir every so often.  After…"
Aug 21, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Oh, and you got to bake those desserts.  Generally at 350 for about 45 minutes.  I even have done them on the grill.  Rustic is as rustic does (there is a recipe of just such a thing in the book)."
Aug 20, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"I am in no way dissing the peach butter idea - definitely go for it.  But I found canned peaches are lovely in cobbler recipes throughout the year.  You just plop them in a casserole dish, add your biscuit dough or your crumble, buckle or…"
Aug 20, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"Yes, I have. And you do them the way you do other stone fruit or fruit in general.  Do you have a book on dehydrating foods?  Each fruit suggests a little different time and slightly different temperature but in general it is the same…"
Aug 18, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Lynda, you told me where you farm by I forgot.  As for tomatoes, here in Oregon (or at least in Portland) we will have to wait a while before anything turns red.   But we're hoping.  I do believe I saw a little blush on one of my…"
Aug 10, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
""we're getting ready to harvest a couple hundred acres of paste tomatoes".   The backyard gardener's mind boggles.  That's some kinda tomato sauce. "
Aug 9, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Author (A Householder's Guide to the Universe), Householder, Teacher (www.portlandpreserve) and lover of the soil.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Way too many to pick.
Currently reading:
Old books on home ec.
Currently listening to:
I like silence.
My latest DIY project:
I do lots of stuff myself. If you mean crafts, I can't really say. I am an avid gardener, cook, preserver, homemaker etc.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
facebook
Web site I recommend:
http://www.portlandpreserve.com

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At 9:54pm on May 28, 2011, Cornelia said…

Hi Harriet! We're here in your fine city and LOVING the sunshine!! We'll see you in Puyallup, but I wanted to make sure it's OK to give away a copy of your DVD as part of my Portland road trip blog post. Thanks!

 

At 9:13am on July 18, 2011, Amy said…
Harriet, I just started you book and am loving it! Having lived in Portland and Austin, I got a chuckle out of your suggestion to move somewhere less desirable in order to live more frugally. I guess that's how we ended up in Albuquerque. Well, cost of living and the beauty. I'm looking forward to finishing your book and best of luck with all of your classes this season. Warmly, Amy

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