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Should I give up on my lettuces?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by fiver Jun 29, 2009.

Red Russian Kale Recipes?

Started Nov 9, 2008

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30 Days of Vitamix: Vert du Jour (Green of the day smoothie)

Green smoothie of the day – today’s green smoothie has a smooth frothy texture, fiber, a bit of protein and lots of refreshing sweet-tart flavor. Sweetness comes entirely from the citrus and we get an antioxidant boost from the matcha and the mint. With a Vitamix you can blend oats and even seeds into a […]

30 Days of Vitamix: Chocolate peanut butter banana smoothie – The Un-chunky Monkey

Yesterday started out with a frenzy of work, the early morning punctuated by the image of some gorgeous brownies topped with salted peanut butter frosting. Occupational hazard of food writing is that you get a steady stream of enticing food images and recipes every minute of every day. I was so tempted. Brownies, after all, […]

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Jacqueline Church commented on Jacqueline Church's event 'Sustainable Meat 101: From the Familiar to the New'
"Please help spread the word!"
Sep 29, 2010
Jacqueline Church posted an event

Sustainable Meat 101: From the Familiar to the New at Boston Center for Adult Ed

October 26, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm
We're going to explore what makes our proteins more or less sustainable and we're going to roll up our sleeves and cook! I'm sharing resources, tips and recipes and there will be chickens from Pete & Jenn's Backyard Birds, Bison from Wild Idea and local, probably Halal goat. You will leave the class with new friends, a resource guide, recipes and an appetite for more.
Sep 29, 2010
Jacqueline Church posted an event

Teach a Man to Fish at Boston

October 29, 2009 at 6pm to October 31, 2009 at 7pm
Send a recipe and photo using sustainable seafood. Join chefs, food writers, home cooks, conservationists in this annual event sharing questions, resources, recipes, tips all about sustainable seafood.It's easy, it's fun. Bring eyeballs to your site, learn, share.See More
Oct 29, 2009
Jacqueline Church commented on Jacqueline Church's blog post 'Canning Pro or Novice? Have a look at Cans Across America and join the fun!'
"Me too! It's hard to give up a whole Sunday, but I cannot imagine doing this on my own in my tiny loft. I'm also frankly, scared of what I don't know so am very eager to learn from some pros. Maybe we can each bring one or another…"
Jul 21, 2009
Cornelia commented on Jacqueline Church's blog post 'Canning Pro or Novice? Have a look at Cans Across America and join the fun!'
"I am so excited for this! Thanks for posting."
Jul 21, 2009
Jacqueline Church posted a blog post

Canning Pro or Novice? Have a look at Cans Across America and join the fun!

Please see my post, Tasting All Life Has to Offer which gives links and details.Also, there's a Boston chapter under the guidance of a couple friends. See you at a canning event soon?Here's the Facebook page: Canning Across AmericaSee More
Jul 21, 2009
Jacqueline Church replied to Cornelia's discussion 'Mid-summer making - what's your project?'
"I'm going to attempt yogurt. I love the Greek style yogurt and hate paying nearly $5 for something I think I probably can do here w/o crazy equipment or lots o' tools. Will keep you posted!"
Jul 21, 2009
fiver replied to Jacqueline Church's discussion 'Should I give up on my lettuces?'
"Its my understanding that even organic soaps and pesticides are not compatible with "friendly insects" so you need to choose a method and not get ladybugs and spray neem, for instance, at the same time. Also, you might just try plain old…"
Jun 29, 2009

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I'm a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Reuters, Chicago Sun-Times, Austin Statesman and John Mariani's Virtual Gourmet. Also a cook and traveler, I've eaten my way across several countries including China, Japan, Italy, Germany, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, and more. Clambered over Machu Picchu, walked icebergs in Antarctica, and dove to explore a shipwreck 100 feet below the waters of Curaçao. I've yet to fulfill my dream of filling a passport before it expires, but vow to keep trying.

Having grown up on Jacques Cousteau and National Geographic, sustainable food issues are deeply important to me. Currently working on a book about heritage pigs and the farmers who love them. The Leather District Gourmet, my blog, has a low-carbon, meat-free recipe feature weekly and an annual sustainable seafood blog event that was called “remarkable” by Sea Change Strategies and recognized by the Seafood Watch Program of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fougasse; sourdough anything...pancakes, popovers, pizza...on a baking kick. Oh, and beautiful root veg from the farmers market...
Currently reading:
Organic Marin and Eat, Memory
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Devastating Fire at Maveric Heritage Ranch - Your Help is Needed!

I met Arie McFarlen at Slow Food Nation and was so impressed by the work she does. After spending the last decade trying to restore heritage breed pigs and working at conservation of livestock, her farm suffered a fire just days before Thanksgiving.

Please stop by my blog and read about it and how you can help:

Devastating Fire at Maveric Ranch.

You can also read updates here: Endangered Hog Foundation.

Endangered Hog Foundation
Maveric Heritage Ranch Co.
47869-242nd St.
Dell Rapids, South Dakota 57022

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Canning Pro or Novice? Have a look at Cans Across America and join the fun!

Please see my post, Tasting All Life Has to Offer which gives links and details.

Also, there's a Boston chapter under the guidance of a couple friends. See you at a canning event soon?

Here's the Facebook page: Canning Across America

Posted on July 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 12:56pm on December 16, 2008, Jacqueline Church said…
Well I'd like to add another post up there where I write about Maveric Ranch but I want to keep that there rather than replace it. Guess I don't have this interface down yet...

Yesterday with our unseasonably warm weather I decided to pack up, clean up my fire escape garden.


It's kind of sad to see all the empty pots where so much was blooming before but it's also better than looking at dead, frozen plants! And we can begin to dream of spring and what we'll plant then.

Sweet dreams, indeed.
At 2:58am on December 17, 2008, Jacqueline Church said…
I just put the "Yes We Did" sticker on my door, when I learn that Tom, in Monsanto's pocket, Vilsack is rumoured to be Ag Secty. Say What? here's my short post, including links...http://tinyurl.com/5wae2x
At 2:52am on January 6, 2009, Jacqueline Church said…
Made some bread from Mushet's Art & Soul of baking last night. Olive thyme rustic loaf. Instead of poolish, I made use of my sourdough (sorta similar, right?) also since hubs not a huge fan of olives, carmelized some onion instead. Onion, thyme, slightly sourdough bread. Delish.

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