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Lauren Mae Spiker Cook
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  • Midland, MI
  • United States
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Mosside replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"I have dehydrated pounds of peaches and think it is probably the best way to enjoy them in the winter time.  My regular method is to skin and slice into a large bowl of water with crushed vitamin c tablets.  I layer them on the…"
Sep 11, 2011
Bill L replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"Were I doing that i may try to make a fruit leather from Peaches. I usually can peaches I have  A  super recipe for that,  as a bee keeper i use honey. IN that lies the secret.... Know your bee keeper, (Honey Supplier), Don't buy…"
Aug 24, 2011
pelenaka replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"Nope, I haven't just green bell peppers, onions, herbs, and grapes.   Will be picking my two peach trees today there ready. Trees are only 5 years old and I keep them pruned to semi drawf size. This year peaches are the size of tangerines…"
Aug 23, 2011
Shellie A. Gades replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"I love using my dried peaches in homemade oatmeal. Yummmm!"
Aug 20, 2011
Harriet Fasenfest replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Dehydrating peaches.' in the group Food Preservation
"Yes, I have. And you do them the way you do other stone fruit or fruit in general.  Do you have a book on dehydrating foods?  Each fruit suggests a little different time and slightly different temperature but in general it is the same…"
Aug 18, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook added a discussion to the group Food Preservation
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Dehydrating peaches.

Has anyone ever dehydrated peaches? I plan on doing this within the next couple days. Any pointers?
Aug 18, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook replied to Patrick Salvaggio's discussion 'So much fennel' in the group Food Preservation
"Canning it might turn it to mush. The best bet is to freeze it or dry it then store it in an airtight container."
Aug 18, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook commented on Leann Lilly's group 'Clothdiapering'
"We don't have little ones yet, but we will be doing this. My Mother-in-Law has nine children and they were all cloth-diapered. Our Pastor's wife uses cloth diapers too. Once you have them, you have them, you don't need to buy a new…"
Aug 13, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Reusing old creamer bottles.' in the group DIY - tips for how to do just about anything
"They are just plastic bottles I think the brand I use is called Coffee Mate or something like that.   @ pelenaka- Good idea about the pamesan cheese containers!   I was thinking about cutting off the bottom and putting them in the ground…"
Aug 13, 2011
pelenaka replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Reusing old creamer bottles.' in the group DIY - tips for how to do just about anything
"I use to use the coffee creamer containers to package my homemade milk bath salts in.  You could also use the container to spread seeds just tape the pouring hole smaller.   Parmesan cheese containers I use whenever I need to sprinkle…"
Aug 12, 2011
Cornelia replied to Lauren Mae Spiker Cook's discussion 'Reusing old creamer bottles.' in the group DIY - tips for how to do just about anything
"Hi Lauren, Are they plastic or glass or like a paper milk carton? I can't picture what you're talking about...Love trying to figure this stuff out, though!"
Aug 11, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook added a discussion to the group DIY - tips for how to do just about anything
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Reusing old creamer bottles.

I am a coffee drinker and I have left over creamer bottles. Does anyone have any ideas what to do with them? Or should I just put them in the recycle?
Aug 11, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook replied to Carrie Seal-Stahl's discussion 'Anyone Into Herbal Medicine?' in the group Herb Lovers!
"Oh yes! I have an interest in herbal medicine too. Books that I enjoy are Be Your Own "Doctor" by Rachel Weaver and anything by Shosanna Easling."
Aug 11, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook joined Cornelia's group
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Earth Mamas and Papas: HOMEGROWN parenting

Trying to raise your little ones with an appreciation for good food and good land? Share your favorite tips, blogs, stories, recipes and more here.
Aug 11, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook joined Torry's group
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Recipe Sharing

How about a group dedicated to the sharing of favorite recipes?See More
Aug 11, 2011
Lauren Mae Spiker Cook joined Leann Lilly's group
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Clothdiapering

This group is to discuss everything about cloth diapering.  The goals are to spread the word about how rewarding it can be, answer questions about anything related to cloth diapering, and swap some diapers.  
Aug 11, 2011

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Married into a farming family, moved from the suburbs to the country.
A bit about me:
I didn't grow up on a farm. :)
I'm married my other half in November 2010.
His family farms- Hay, Straw, produce, eggs.
The sister's run a blueberry farm. And we were asked to take care of an apple orchard this year.
I love herbs, herbal remedies and healing, preserving food, homemaking, sewing, quilting, animals, crochet and much more! I want to learn, I love learning!

I plan on expanding my herb garden in hopes to make a small profit. And I plan on selling handmade products like crocheted dishcloths.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Rather small meal for one- 1 Roma tomato, Sweet Basil, Curled Parsley, Greek Oregano sauteed in a pan with olive oil then put on whole wheat Penne pasta.
Currently reading:
Be Your Own Doctor
Currently listening to:
Adventures in Oddessey.
My latest DIY project:
Putting up food for the winter. Crocheting, quilting, sewing dresses
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
I don't remember.
Web site I recommend:
http://lmae123.wordpress.com

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 11:03am on July 29, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Lauren Mae,
Welcome to HOMEGROWN! Let me know if you have any questions about the site. Enjoy!

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