HOMEGROWN

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Jennifer's Discussions

Help Build HOMEGROWN's Fall Playlist!

What fall-themed song/s would you like to see on HOMEGROWN’s autumn playlist? Share your suggestions via the comments box below, and if it’s on Spotify, we’ll add it! Thanks in advance!Continue

Started Sep 29

Wanted: Your Favorite Winter Recipes!

Hi, HOMEGROWN friends,My winter CSA starts this week, and I want to do my veggies justice. I need your help! What's the best winter-friendly dish you've cooked this season? I don't know exactly what…Continue

Started Jan 28

Recipe: Evaporated Milk Scones with Burnt Butter Glaze

I came across this gem,…Continue

Started Dec 16, 2013

Recipe: Basic Pumpkin Pie

While…Continue

Tags: fall, autumn, Christmas, Thanksgiving, pie

Started Nov 22, 2013

 

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Jennifer commented on Cynthia Skelton's photo
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"I hear you. My winners this year were the Cherokee purple. Just thinking about them makes me look forward to next summer!"
Wednesday
Jennifer replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Soft Pretzels 101'
"MMmmm, twisty rolls. I have to say, getting those snakes rolled out was the hardest part. So glad yours were tasty, even if they refused to stay put in pretzel shape."
Wednesday
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"Thank you, thank you! This is super helpful and encouraging. A whole backyard of moss is my dream! I'm waiting to transplant until spring (we've got snow in the forecast already here for Saturday), but I'll keep you posted. "
Wednesday
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"That's kind of how I felt about one of my varieties this year, too. But it takes trying a few snoozers to find the surprises, right?"
Monday
Jennifer commented on Mary Lou Russo's photo
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"Yes, please! And thank you!"
Monday
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"Awesome. Any chance your friend would be willing to share any moss-growing tips? I can use all the advice I can get. "
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Road Side Wildflowers

"Mary Lou: Nicely done! You'll be backing up your grandkids' hard drives before you know it! And I can't wait to see pics of the daylilies come spring."
Monday
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"Mary Lou: What a good plant forager you are! I've been gathering moss lately myself, but I'm not sure where I'm going to put it yet. Somewhere shady ..."
Oct 23
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"Gorgeous! Are those purple echinacea in there? (And yep, Henry is just as pretty as the flowers!)"
Oct 23
Olivia Lightle left a comment for Jennifer
"Jennifer--I appreciate your willingness to guide me through the site and look forward to contributing."
Oct 23
Mary Lou Russo left a comment for Jennifer
"Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for your sweet welcome and all your help pointing me in the direction of getting to know my neighbor's. I have been very successful since that day. I now have a local produce farmer and egg farmer every week right…"
Oct 23
Jennifer commented on Pam Joseph's blog post 'Progressing towards an edible balcony'
"Pam: Thanks so much for the update! Radiant heat from the patio does seem useful, and planting things in pots that can chase the sun seems very smart. And what good news about the worm towers! I haven't tried those myself, but I'm…"
Oct 23
Jennifer replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Homemade Mustard 101'
"Hi, Janet! Yep, it's INTENSE. In a good way, I think—but for folks looking for the equivalent of yellow grocery store mustard, this isn't it. It's strong and spicy, more in a horseradish way than in a hot-hot way. Would be great…"
Oct 23
Jennifer commented on Erika S. Haines's status
"Love it! But Dyan, remind me to call before I show up at your farm unannounced. Wouldn't want to catch you with your pants—well. You know. (Insert racuous cackle here.)"
Oct 22
Jennifer replied to HOMEGROWN.org's discussion 'Soft Pretzels 101'
"Bill: These turned out really well. The only trick was that the dough isn't the most pliable ever, so rolling out each "snake" took a little time—and a little elbow grease. Yep, the dough rises for 30 minutes, but then it sits a…"
Oct 21
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Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
Fill in the blank:
I'm your friendly HOMEGROWN flock tender. Got a question? I can help!
A bit about me:
Native Texan, longtime Chicagoan, now a proud Massachusette with a mean pecan pie recipe, a penchant for screen printing, a halfway decent backyard garden, and a totally pathetic mile run.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
An endive and romaine salad with carrots and cucumbers alongside a zucchini-squash-tomato-basil tart: a dinner that would have used a little of everything from my CSA if I hadn’t forgotten the garlic. (Note to self: Remember the garlic.)
Currently reading:
Gmail; The New York Times; Cook’s Illustrated; Texas Monthly; Wired; Rolling Stone; The Country of the Pointed Firs, by Sarah Orne Jewett; The Preservation Kitchen, by Paul Virant and Kate Leahy; clam shack reviews on Yelp; instructions for mesquite smoking brisket. Mmmm, brisket.
Currently listening to:
Dirty Projectors, Tune Yards, Beirut, and Willie. Always Willie.
My latest DIY project:
Screening outdoor movies in the yard—most recently Clue, on the patio, with a rope.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
It must have been fate.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.wildflower.org

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Comment Wall (388 comments)

At 2:09pm on July 27, 2012, Gloria Weber Baikauskas said…

Thanks for the welcome, Jennifer!  I'm always willing to share on one of my very favorite topics...gardening! 

At 2:13pm on July 27, 2012, Shana McGinnis said…

hi there!  so nice to hear from you!  we DO have a lot in common! ha ha!  except you are spending way more time in the garden than i am these days.   (for various reasons)  i need to figure out which project to take on to get me back in to the dirt. :)


i'm about to start reading my co-workers film script and then on to Catcher in the Rye.  what are you reading now?   i tend to skim non-fiction and devour fiction.   i learn a lot about gardening and being good to the earth/environment on the web and thru Green Wish where i'm just starting to volunteer. 

the name of the bands (and Willie) that you listen to makes me think we probably have crossing music tastes, too. :)   but i mostly listen to quiet...ahhhhh, quiet...and NPR.  ha ha  (i'm a little noise sensitive :/ )


Okay, so let's swap favorites!

Books - The Secret Life of Bees, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime,  ...more to come

At 3:13pm on July 27, 2012, Shana McGinnis said…

Nope not a screenwriter, but I live in Hollywood and i'm the receptionist for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  a  co-worker asked me to read his script, for feedback. :)  

i will make note of those titles!  they sound good!  not sure if i ever read Treasure Island - clearly it's time to! ;)

i'm having a hard time figuring out where these comments go and how to find 'em. :)

At 3:40pm on July 27, 2012, Shana McGinnis said…

i've figured it out! :) "view thread" :)

At 3:48pm on July 27, 2012, Shana McGinnis said…

more book rec's: Marley & Me, Oogy, Griffin & Sabine, Redeeming Love, The Peachkeeper, The Mitford Series


movies: A Room With A View, The Very Thought of You, This Is My Father, Life Is Beautiful, Spanglish, Lost in Translation, Beasts of the Southern Wild (out now)... :)

At 3:58pm on July 27, 2012, Shana McGinnis said…

beasts is so well done.  ...and now i have to see Alamar!  i don't even remember it passing through our indie theatres.  thank you for sharing!  ...and TI sounds crazy!  i'll add it to my list! :)  ...i haven't read the classic either. ;) ha ha

At 5:15pm on July 27, 2012, Dyan Redick said…

Hey Jennifer, Thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to a HOMEGROWN experience on a regular basis. Sorry you only have a digital flock, when you come to Maine, you can get a warm and fuzzy real life tending experiences with the goat ladies and the sheep babes. I'm getting some new shots of the garden as it is now, a little more growth on it since the sheep shearing back in June. One of the benefits of that little escapade was I now have Delphiniums blooming in almost August! So, will post as soon as I get a sec to land in the garden patch after chores. I'll also check out The Stew, on a daily basis, with goats it's an adventure so happy to share the life and times of the Bittersweet herd with other members who I'm sure will relate to life with goats. 

I'll be working on getting more familiar with HOMEGROWN in a few days when I get a couple of days to catch up. We just had Open Farm Day in Maine last Sunday and I'm still catching my breath from getting ready for it, keeping up with our weekly waterfront Community Market and a bazillion other things! 

Again, thanks for the welcome and I'll be back on as soon as I get my cheese molded up, the girls milked, the sheep rounded up, collect eggs, make another batch of Lavender Soap, bake some more Goat Cheese Blueberry Tarts...............

At 10:54pm on July 28, 2012, Laura Petrovich-Cheney said…

thanks Jennifer - it is good to be here!

At 9:32am on July 30, 2012, Dyan Redick said…

You better watch out, the longer you stay, the more I figure out you can help with! LOL So, I don't do turn down service but will be glad to see you in person. I had someone in the spring who was trying to lose weight ask me how I stay so slim. I said...follow me around for a week and you'll find out. She said...open the farm to Farm Boot Camp for those of us who need to get in shape...sign me up....I'll be your fist camper! Too funny but may be a way for more people to experience first hand the daily life of growing your own food, living with animals, the process of turning raw product into finished. Hummmm.....Sounds like a winter think tank project to me. So, give me the heads up when you're coming and I'll get the girls all ready for a humdinger visit. I'll sharpen up the pitchfork for ya! 

At 3:29pm on July 30, 2012, Robert Brennan said…

Hi Jennifer,

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am looking forward to my experiences here.

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