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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/

Jay Geneske's Blog

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

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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…

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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

Comment Wall (2 comments)

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!

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

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