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Kirsten Madaus
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  • Dayton, OH
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Happy Halloween from FFF

using the volunteer squash for jack-o-lanterns
Nov 1, 2015
Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

Green Tomatoes: Do Something With Them!

It pains me to see folks piling their spent tomato plants, laden with green tomatoes, at the curb for yard waste pick up. I'm glad to participate in this round up of 65 Recipes for Using and…See More
Oct 21, 2015
Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

Producers! Consumers! Have you heard of Barn2Door? Want to try it out?

Disclosure: the folks at Barn2Door sent me a box of jujube fruits direct from Fairview Orchards in exchange for writing a post using the fruit and spreading the word about B2D. I've already fulfilled that obligation, and then some. This post is not…See More
Oct 18, 2015
Janet Buechler commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'When I don't eat local grown on purpose.'
"Thank you.  I will have to save this.  Unfortunately the peaches and hatch chilies are gone for the season, but there is always next year! "
Sep 30, 2015
Kirsten Madaus commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'When I don't eat local grown on purpose.'
"Janet, My recipe won the contest over at Garden Dine Love! You can find it here: http://gardendinelove.com/winning-peach-recipe/Enjoy!"
Sep 28, 2015
Janet Buechler commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'When I don't eat local grown on purpose.'
"Do you have a specific recipe for the peach/yellow plum/hatch chili salsa? I couldn't locate it on your site.  I love peach salsas and I have a source for yellow plums.  Sounds delicious."
Sep 27, 2015
Kirsten Madaus updated their profile
Sep 18, 2015
Kirsten Madaus commented on Jeannette Bedard's blog post 'Pintos, orcas and tigers - oh my!'
"I've always wondered how to save seeds the real way. <3 the crocs of cleanliness!"
Sep 13, 2015
Kirsten Madaus commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'When I don't eat local grown on purpose.'
"Thanks, Jeannette! Great minds ;)"
Sep 11, 2015
Jeannette Bedard commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'When I don't eat local grown on purpose.'
"I totally agree with your logic."
Sep 8, 2015
Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

When I don't eat local grown on purpose.

I've spent the last 2 Saturdays going around to my favorite farmer's markets to amass enough tomatillos to put up some salsa verde. The other key ingredient, though, is decidedly not local to Ohio.It's the time of year when the smell of roasting chiles permeates the air when I walk down to the grocery store in my little…See More
Sep 8, 2015
Kirsten Madaus commented on Theodore's blog post 'Oven Canning the correct way.'
"If the jar is sealed, there is no need to replace the rings. Sealed jars should not be stored with rings on them. If something spoils inside the jar, the build up of pressure inside will cause the seal to break. If the ring is present preventing the…"
Sep 8, 2015
Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

Murphy's Law of Canning

I firmly believe there's a Murphy's Law of Canning. You know Murphy's Law, right? Anything that can go wrong will go wrong? I believe that is statistically true over time.[I had an ultrasound by an OB/Geneticist--yeah, not too many of those around, I'm special--who told me that anyone who had not had an unexpected outcome…See More
Aug 15, 2015
Kirsten Madaus posted a blog post

The produce is coming fast and furious, and from all sides.

That glorious eggplant shown in the first photo got me ruminating--if all you know how to do with an eggplant is to make Eggplant Parmesan, what do you do when you get several each week, every week, in midsummer? With that in mind I reached out to my fellow food bloggers asking for their recipe links…See More
Aug 4, 2015
Kirsten Madaus commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'How to Eat Local--on the road!'
"Thanks Emily--fun to write *and* fun to research!"
Aug 4, 2015
Emily Eagan commented on Kirsten Madaus's blog post 'How to Eat Local--on the road!'
"This is awesome, Kirsten! As always."
Jul 24, 2015

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CSA-loving constant gardener
A bit about me:
I like to cook, I like to eat, and life is too short to eat tasteless food that has traveled a distance from where it's grown to where I live.
I think it would be great if everyone who signed up for a CSA knew what to do with their food, so that they would enjoy the experience and keep coming back for more. Sadly, I hear a lot of folks overwhelmed with greens in the early summer and fall, and that experience discourages them from continuing. I want to help with that.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Sautéed beet greens and spring onions (from Patchwork Gardens CSA) topped with a sunny side up egg (from Keener Walnut Grove Farm's RV-living chickens). Recipe here: http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com/2013/06/sauteed-beet-greens-and-spri...
Currently reading:
A trashy romance novel by Susan Mallery. Gotta problem with escapist literature?
Currently listening to:
Whatever my teens play next. it really varies, from show tunes to Centipede to British Wind Band Classics to One Direction, and it drives me insane.
My latest DIY project:
I am replacing the screen door on the porch with one of those screen drape thingies, so that the dog doesn't keep locking himself out when he bangs the door open to chase after the squirrels in the garden.
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
CSAmom.com's blog referenced the 'end of the meat CSA' blog post and I came and poked around.
Web site I recommend:
http://www.farmfreshfeasts.com

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Green Tomatoes: Do Something With Them!

It pains me to see folks piling their spent tomato plants, laden with green tomatoes, at the curb for yard waste pick up. I'm glad to participate in this round up of…

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Posted on October 21, 2015 at 1:32pm

Producers! Consumers! Have you heard of Barn2Door? Want to try it out?

Disclosure: the folks at Barn2Door sent me a box of jujube fruits direct from Fairview Orchards in exchange for writing a post using the fruit and spreading the word about B2D. I've already fulfilled…

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Posted on October 18, 2015 at 7:00am

When I don't eat local grown on purpose.

I've spent the last 2 Saturdays going around to my favorite farmer's markets to amass enough tomatillos to put up some salsa verde. The other key ingredient, though, is decidedly not local to Ohio.

It's the time of year when the smell of roasting chiles permeates the air when…

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Posted on September 8, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Murphy's Law of Canning

I firmly believe there's a Murphy's Law of Canning. You know Murphy's Law, right? Anything that can go wrong will go wrong? I believe that is statistically true over time.

[I had an ultrasound by an…

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Posted on August 15, 2015 at 12:00pm

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At 4:02pm on June 14, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Kirsten. 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 so glad you found us! And I LOVE that you want to help folks get over the too-many-greens hurdle! I hope you’ll find plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing more of your own, too—more mouth-watering photos and recipes, please!—in our member blog, The Stew. Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the 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!

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