"Hi, Kathy. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content) and I was a Chicagoan, too, until just a few months ago (how I miss WXRT!). I’m so glad you…"
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Grown food all my life, learned from my father. Times I could not have my garden, I shopped area farm stands, and now look at the options. I have always been into my food and what we eat, and have learned allot, and want to learn more.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Say many to say....Thanksgiving 2010, I served strictly American (we are quite Italian), a hormone free Turkey (locally sourced) one roasted and one slowed cooked on the Weber, but this was the first year I included serveral vegetarian options for my Son-Sheppards Pie, wild mushroom dressing, mac and cheese-we all had a wonderful time!
Several retro cookbooks circa 1950-1955, all thin paperback and fantastic.
Currently listening to:
WXRT Chicago, XM radio classic rock, new wave, classic rewind, lithium, modern jazz, bluegrass county. Love Johnny Cash, Talking Heads and the Who.
My latest DIY project:
Just canned Jalapeno Bread and Butter Pickles: Grew the peppers and got the cucumbers from our friend Susan. Now I have been told I make some killer BBPs, and will be breaking open a jar of the Heaven and Hells soon, will report back.
Hi, Kathy. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here (site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content) and I was a Chicagoan, too, until just a few months ago (how I miss WXRT!). I’m so glad you found this site; sounds like you’re a long-time advocate of the HOMEGROWN lifestyle—and sounds like you make a mean pickle! I hope you’ll share stories and photos of your cooking 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’ve ever got 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!