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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, 2014

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, 2014

Recipe: Evaporated-Milk Scones with Burnt Butter Glaze

I came across this gem, reportedly from the March 1955 issue of Good Housekeeping, in the…Continue

Started Dec 16, 2013

Recipe: Basic Pumpkin Pie

While trolling HOMEGROWN this week in search of delicious dishes to add to the…Continue

Tags: fall, autumn, Christmas, Thanksgiving, pie

Started Nov 22, 2013


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Emily Eagan commented on Jennifer's photo

CSA Cookoff Signs Off: Curry Fried Rice & Thanks!

"They sure are! How did your curry turn out?"
Nov 24, 2015
Erika S. Haines commented on Jennifer's photo

CSA Cookoff Signs Off: Curry Fried Rice & Thanks!

"Yum! Things in Boston look bangin'! Making curry today myself, if time permits! My first try!"
Nov 20, 2015
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CSA Cookoff Signs Off: Curry Fried Rice & Thanks!

CSA COOKOFF: WHAT CAME IN MY LATEST FARM SHARE & HOW I USED ITThis week is a bittersweet haul, y’all. After nearly three years, I’m packing up my CSA boxes and mason jars and moving on from this most excellent role as HOMEGROWN’s flock tender.…
Mar 24, 2015
Jennifer commented on Cynthia Skelton's photo


"Wow! I tend to think of peppers as annuals, but it looks like you've had great luck with overwintering. Is this the first time you've tried it or have you had pepper plants survive more than one winter?"
Mar 10, 2015
Jennifer commented on Cynthia Skelton's photo


"Love all of these photos, love your experimentation, and love that you're learning by doing! (OK, but I especially love your baby arugula. YUM!)"
Mar 10, 2015
Gena Davila left a comment for Jennifer
"Thanks for the welcome Jennifer! I hope to learn alot from you folks and share what I can. I also hope this is the last ice/snow storm for DFW. I am so ready to be out there! Greenhouse is holding up well and protecting our decorative plants. I have…"
Mar 5, 2015
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"So sorry to hear it. RIP, Blondie. Sounds like she had a loving family to look after her—and vice versa!"
Mar 3, 2015
Jennifer commented on Jessica's photo


"What a fantastic—and much needed—reminder that spring is coming! You'll have to keep us posted through photos as things grow!"
Mar 3, 2015
Jennifer commented on Jessica's photo


"Love love love: the colors, the pattern, everything! I bet your little ones love snuggling under it!"
Mar 3, 2015
Teresa Henderson left a comment for Jennifer
"Hi Jennifer  Thanks for the welcome. Not many sites like this one here in Australia. Good to see what's going on in other gardens around the world. CheersTeresa"
Feb 19, 2015
Jennifer commented on HOMEGROWN.org's blog post '14 Chocolatey Chocolate-Filled Recipes for Your Valentine'
"I almost panicked when I clicked through and couldn't read the recipe! But then I took a deep breath, scrolled down, and saw the English version. Whew. And also, thanks! These look amazing! Just curious: Have you tried the recipe with other…"
Feb 19, 2015
Jessica commented on Jennifer's photo

CSA Cookoff: Winter-Repelling Cochinita Pibil (Mexican-Style Slow-Cooked Pork)

"I needed a new recipes for my pork!! Can't wait to try it!!"
Feb 10, 2015
Jennifer commented on Jennifer's photo

Cochinita Pibil Tacos with Yellow Rice and Black Beans

"Jessica! They were! You can find the recipe here. I can't recommend it enough. And since you make it in the crockpot, it's so darn easy. "
Feb 10, 2015
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Feb 9, 2015
martha turner left a comment for Jennifer
"Oh! Almost forgot. Any spinner's on this site? I am new to top whorl hand spinning and would love any comments. Spinning or preparing the fiber. I have a entire Llama shearing (dirt, tangles and all) that I am hoping cam be used."
Feb 8, 2015

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
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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.
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Comment Wall (391 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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