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Magpie Ima
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  • Portland, OR
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
A mother of 3 and a maker of things just trying to keep all the balls in the air
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Curry chicken salad with home made bell pepper and apricot chutney, cumin scented basmati rice, fresh fruit salad, and cheater's mango kulfi
Currently reading:
Depletion and Abundance, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner
Currently listening to:
Joe Strummer, Manu Chao, DJ Rekha, Bollywood soundtracks,
My latest DIY project:
Cheese! Fresh cheese from local, raw goat's milk. Yum.
Web site I recommend:
http://magpieeats.blogspot.com

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Elderberry Syrup--no H1N1 for this family!

I wanted to let you know about my recent experience making my own anti-flu medicine because I am just so thrilled to be able to make a proven antiviral flu remedy for a mere fraction of the cost of the commercially prepared variety.

Elderberries grow on tall, spindly bushes and the tiny dark blue-black berries develop in clusters after the feathery flower fade. Elderberry bushes are apparently quite easy to grow so I will be looking to add one to… Continue

Posted on September 4, 2009 at 2:04pm — 8 Comments

Slow

I have been reading about slow roasted tomatoes for years and I don't know why it took me so long to jump on the train with all the cool kids, but I am here now! Let me tell you, these things are a revelation. Everything good about tomatoes is magnified in the slow roasting approach, turning a perfectly serviceable Roma into a thing of brilliance. Think of the depth of flavor in a good quality tomato paste, but sweeter, and with the added fragrance of… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Funny Carrots

Our recent CSA box provided new potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, berries, cauliflower, and carrots.



I've seen carrots with legs before....





but never carrots that had to pee!…

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Posted on August 18, 2009 at 3:48pm — 2 Comments

Easiest Tomato Sauce Ever

I originally posted this last year on my food blog Magpie Eats but I thought I'd re-post it here in the hope that some of you would find it useful. This is still a brilliant way to capture summer goodness and I have a batch bubbling away right now!



Is your garden overflowing with tomatoes? Mine is. Plus I was lucky enough to get a vacationing friend's CSA delivery for two weeks--more tomatoes! Though tomato sauce is… Continue

Posted on August 14, 2009 at 3:00pm

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At 4:40pm on August 17, 2009, Aliza Ess said…
Thanks for your comment and links! Glad to see you joined the Urban Gardening group :)
At 4:39pm on August 6, 2009, Cornelia said…
Hi there! Looks like you're off to a fabulous start here - welcome! What a lovely, yummy blog you've got!!
 
 
 

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