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No-Churn Ice Cream

Summer is here and it's HOT here in sunny South Florida.  I've gathered a few recipes for no-churn ice cream.  We don't normally eat this extravagant but it's nice for special occasions.  Enjoy!…Continue

Started May 29, 2012

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This is one of my favorite recipes.  The original recipe came from the Quaker Oats container.  My mom made the original recipe quite often when we were kids.  I put my own healthy spin on the…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Yvonne Apr 10, 2012.


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The Perfect Starter Kit

Getting started in the Garden and in the Kitchen!…See More
Jun 5
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Weekend Seed Sale thru March 31st!

Just announced on facebook....SEED SALE at Mary's Heirloom Seeds!!!!All of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented,  untreated, heirloom garden seeds. Mary has signed the Safe Seed pledge.   Most seed orders placed Monday-Thursday are shipped within 24 hours, (except for holidays)NEW Varieties added to our…See More
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FREE Heirloom SEEDS!

Who doesn't like free stuff???  This is definitely a deal you shouldn't pass up! Purchase the following seed combo packs  and we'll include 2 FREE SEED PACKS! Mary's Salsa Pack  Mary's Pepper Pack …See More
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In times of Economic Uncertainty, GROW and SAVE!

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:Planning for the future is important.  In the words of Jack Reacher (Lee Child), "Hope for the Best.  Plan for the worst."  While we cannot predict the loss of income, unexpected medical bills or car repairs, we should plan ahead and prepare the best we can. I've been asked, "How much money can you actually save by growing food?"That's a…See More
Mar 25
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Make Your Own Organic Liquid Fertilizer

Originally shared at Before I give you my recipe I need to be very clear.  ALFALFA is considered a "high risk crop."  This means that Alfalfa is on of the top 10 Genetically Modified plants in the US.   From the Non-GMO Project, High-Risk Crops (in commercial production; ingredients derived from these must be tested every time prior to use in Non-GMO Project Verified products (as of December 2011):Alfalfa (first planting…See More
Jan 26
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Plant Heirloom Seeds for VICTORY!

Originally shared at Back to the BasicsI have shared about VICTORY GARDEN here on several occasions.  Victory Gardens, also called War Gardens, were a product of WW1 and WW2.  From wikipedia, "They…See More
Dec 27, 2014
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There's So Much Going On...

Originally shared at Back to the Basics:I don't often share "random" posts here at Back to the Basics.  Sometimes, ya just gotta SHARE! This month I have found myself scrambling to complete projects just about every day.  Let me back up a bit...In August 2013 I decided to open a booth for…See More
Nov 16, 2014
Jennifer commented on Marianne Smith's blog post 'Does Mosanto Control our Food in the US?'
"Love the passion! And just a reminder that folks can pinpoint sources for family farmer–grown food near them using HOMEGROWN's Find Good Food page—not to mention all kinds of tips for doing it yourself in the HOMEGROWN 101…"
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Does Mosanto Control our Food in the US?

Originally posted at Back to the BasicsMy husband just asked me, "If GMOs and pesticides are causing Cancer then why aren't we at Monsanto's door with pitchforks?" I love how he likes to phrase these things!  In response I asked him, "Who is in charge of the FDA?  Who is in charge of the USDA?"  The answer is...Monsanto!  Read…See More
Sep 18, 2014
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Growing a Kitchen Garden

Hi!  My name is Mary and I blog over at Back to the Basics and Mary’s Kitchen.  I also run an online heirloom seed company called Mary’s Heirloom Seeds.  We now offer over 160 varieties of heirloom, Non-GMO, open-pollinated, non-hybrid, untreated seeds. We try to live as sustainable and frugal as possible.  Growing our own organic produce and helping other grow their own is the simplest way…See More
Sep 9, 2014

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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
As a kid my Gran used to have us work in her garden when we stayed with her.
Now that I have my own garden I find myself remembering her little quips about plants. I find myself daydreaming at work about what I'm doing next in the garden.
Digging in the dirt makes me feel good!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Grilled eggplant topped with organic goat cheese, baked chicken and tossed salad.
Currently reading:
The Encyclopedia of Country Living
Currently listening to:
The Beatles
My latest DIY project:
Time to get this updated! Wow! Since I've joined Homegrown about 3 years ago I've turned into a handygirl. We've built our own water filtration system, the gardens have GROWN and we'd like to head out to a larger property to become more self-sufficient.
Life is good!
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Mother Earth News
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I went a bit LINK CRAZY in our latest e-newsletter...There is SO MUCH info available here!…


Posted on August 12, 2015 at 12:20am

FALL Planting Guide Part 1

Getting ready for FALL Planting?…

Posted on August 12, 2015 at 12:16am

JULY Seed Planting Guide for the US by Region

Thrilled to share our recent SEED PLANTING GUIDE

Posted on June 29, 2015 at 2:03pm

The Perfect Starter Kit

Getting started in the Garden and in the Kitchen!…


Posted on June 5, 2015 at 10:54am

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At 12:47pm on June 15, 2012, Cornelia said…

Hi Marianne,

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for sharing your blog with the community - you've got a great resource!

At 2:05am on January 30, 2013, Calamity Jane said…
why, yes. assuming you are talking about Apron Stringz, i am the very same. i see up above that you joined the AS homegrown group, which i am sorry to say hasn't seen much action in a looong time. as far as the permacurious group goes, it's a reading group, and we are already deep into the manual. the group is closed, unless you have already read the book... let me know if that is the case.
you are welcome to follow the comments though, which should be open for viewing.

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