I'm currently a Nutrition graduate student, stuck in the city in an apartment with no growing sun. I try to eat local whenever I can and support the local community. Last summer I worked at a farm and loved being that close to my food.
I'm originally a New Yorker (and still one at heart) but have lived in San Francisco, Philadelphia and am pretty much settling in the Boston area.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Fettuccine with ricotta, sun-dried tomatos, and local zucchini
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil
Hi, Jess. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content). I’m glad you found us—and I can relate all too well to the sun shortages of apartment living. Sounds like you’re finding great ways (mmm, zucchini) to combat the urban grind, and here’s hoping you’ll find more good resources here. Thanks for sharing a link to the prune blog: Love it. Please keep us posted on the curtain project; don’t be shy about sharing photos in our member blog, The Stew. You can always find the latest additions to the site at the very top of the homepage, and if you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!
I loved a lot of things about Chicago, especially the food, but Somerville/Cambridge started to feel like home quickly, which has been a really nice surprise. Here's the tart recipe, although I guess I should call it more of a quiche. Or a quiche-y bread. Or a frittata. So, I'm not sure what to call it, but it's good and super easy and a nice way to use up whatever veggies you've got in the fridge. Let me know if you try any substitutions. (Actually, I was just thinking about what to make for dinner tonight. Maybe this is it.)