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Cornelia replied to Jay Geneske's discussion 'Resources, books for planning a terrace garden' in the group Urban Gardeners
"There is, of course, a Container Gardening HOMEGROWN 101, so please check that out. Would love to hear what others recommend and I can add it there."
Apr 10, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Apple Cinnamon Butter'
"Reminds me of holidays in New Zealand where they make a lot of this. Thanks for sharing, sounds delicious.  Love the canning rack too!  BTW - 7:45 - that's practically afternoon for some folk  ; ))"
Mar 12, 2012
Jay Geneske commented on Aliza Ess's blog post 'Week Old Baby Chicks'
"Can't get enough of this."
Mar 8, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Apple Cinnamon Butter'
"Thanks, Jay. And thanks for your contributions to the site! I think I'm going to the Brooklyn Food Conference in May. I love what's going on in NYC!"
Mar 8, 2012
Jay Geneske commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Apple Cinnamon Butter'
"Thanks Caroline! I'm a huge fan of homegrown and love browsing through all of the content. Yes, I'm in Manhattan. Making my way toward a more local, homegrown lifestyle."
Mar 8, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Apple Cinnamon Butter'
"I love it. Jay - your blog is inspiring! I'm always excited for new installments! Are you in Manhattan? "
Mar 8, 2012
Jay Geneske posted a blog post

Apple Cinnamon Butter

7:45am is one of my favorite times of the day. There is a quiet in my apartment that is palpable. The sun glows over the buildings on Broadway, and I can hear the whispered hum of my refrigerator. In only an hour, I'll be on the subway headed for the tangled wilderness of midtown Manhattan, but for now I have the world to myself.Apple Cinnamon ButterMakes 12 4-once jarsFull recipe at localfood.me.See More
Mar 8, 2012
Jay Geneske posted a blog post

Fort Tryon Tatin

A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from Chez Us proclaiming that I'd won their cookbook giveaway. A couple days ago, Plenty arrived in the mail, and I'm enthralled.Of the many vibrant recipes coloring the book, the Surprise…See More
Feb 21, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Thank you!! Gosh I shall be busy ...."
Feb 2, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Another onion marmalade recipe from a fellow HOMEGROWNer! "
Feb 2, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"You're most welcome Caroline - I feel spurred to try some new things too and have printed Nigella Lawson's recipe for Chilli Jam and the BBC's Good Food recipe for Red Onion Marmalade.  Thanks again to Jay for sparking the…"
Feb 2, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Awesome! Thanks - this is a must-try. It sounds fantastic."
Feb 2, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Caroline, here is a quick easy version of a mixed veg pickle by one of my favourite indian cooks, Madhur Jaffrey.  My guess is that the sames spice mix would work with the velvety texture of butternut squash, along with onions, parsnip root,…"
Feb 2, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Yvonne, what spices would you use for the chutney?"
Feb 2, 2012
Yvonne commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Sounds yummy. Bet Butternut Squash would make a good spicy, hot indian-style chuntney too.  Maybe I should give it a try....thanks for the inspiration."
Feb 2, 2012
Caroline Malcolm commented on Jay Geneske's blog post 'Two Winter Pear Preserves'
"Sounds wonderful! Nice going, Jay!"
Feb 1, 2012

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Aspiring urban-dwelling locavore
A bit about me:
I’d like to think I’ve always been a healthy eater and a champion of the environment. That is until a series of events made me second guess my urban lifestyle. Films like Food, Inc. and books like Eating Animals have challenged me to think about my footprint, especially around food consumption.

I started exploring what it really means to eat as sustainably as possible, especially in a place like New York City. Questions began circling:

“Is it possible to cook like this in my tiny New York kitchen?”
“Will eating organically and shopping at farmers’ markets be too expensive?”
"Why do we have beautiful parks in NYC, yet mostly neglect our water surrounding them?"

So I decided to start a "Local Me" journey, and have been documenting it on a blog (http://localme.tumblr.com/)as I go.

I've been so thrilled to find places like homegrown.org to uncover new ideas, make new connections, and get better and better at being homegrown!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Last night! Local dish: sweet potato quesadillas with seasonal greens.
Currently reading:
"Switch" "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
Currently listening to:
Yusef Lateef
My latest DIY project:
Probably my blog. I've also just planted a small urban garden on my tiny NYC balcony.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
kickstarter
Web site I recommend:
http://buynothingnewforayear.tumblr.com/

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Apple Cinnamon Butter



7:45am is one of my favorite times of the day. There is a quiet in my apartment that is palpable. The sun glows over the buildings on Broadway, and I can hear the whispered hum of my refrigerator. In only an hour, I'll be on the subway headed for the tangled wilderness of midtown Manhattan, but for now I have the world to myself.



Apple Cinnamon Butter

Makes 12 4-once jars…



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Posted on March 8, 2012 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Fort Tryon Tatin



A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from Chez Us proclaiming that I'd won their cookbook giveaway. A couple days ago, Plenty arrived in the mail, and I'm enthralled.



Of the many vibrant…

Continue

Posted on February 21, 2012 at 9:39am

Two Winter Pear Preserves

I spent the midnight hour a few nights ago working magic with some pears.  

Butternut Squash and Pear Preserves
Pear Cinnamon Jam

Enjoy!

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

Cranberry Apple Chutney


This is a winner. Tart, sweet, savory, chewy, and sour. All at the same time. Will wonders never cease?

Cranberry Apple Chutney

Adapted from a few sources
Makes about two pints for about $5

Full recipe at Local Me.

Posted on January 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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At 3:38pm on April 22, 2011, Cornelia said…
Aaaaand you're way ahead of me :) Hurray!
At 3:37pm on April 22, 2011, Cornelia said…

Hi

Jay - welcome to HOMEGROWN! I think your blog is fabulous and want to invite you to cross post to the member blogs section. It's how we get to know each other and share our stories. See here for more info on how to do it.

Please let me know if you have any questions about the site. Enjoy!

 
 
 

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