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Rachel Brownlee commented on Rachel Brownlee's blog post 'Pastured Lard'
"Bring yourself my dear and nothing else. Ahem...maybe some wine. We keep seeming to run out? Why is that?"
Jun 2
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Pastured Lard

Pastured LardFortunate to come across snow-white, gorgeously rendered, pastured lard here in WNC, everything it touches seems to radiate a golden glow-----not just this Gala apple galette, (served warm with unsweetened soft-peaked whipped cream and crushed toasted almonds), but all those seated around the table!For an informative read on why we should all be eating pastured lard, visit …See More
May 30
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Fresh Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)

 I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by making a batch of ice cream. The raspberry canes in the garden are completely doubled over with the weight of this year's crop. Already filling their own corner of the freezer, we are struggling to keep up with picking as they ripen. A fine problem to have.Abundance is such a common occurrence this time of year, it…See More
Jun 22, 2011
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Coconut Sweet Potato Soup

We were blessed with a very successful sweet potato crop this year. Digging up the harvest was a total thrill (in gardening terms). I have been picking away at them all winter long to accompany steak in the form of oven fries, appearing alongside poached eggs in the mornings, or…See More
Feb 3, 2011
Cornelia commented on Rachel Brownlee's blog post 'Spinach Pie'
"Beautiful!"
Jan 18, 2011
Rachel Brownlee posted a blog post

Spinach Pie

This time of year, when warmer temperatures are still a long way off and everything sparkles with fluffy snow, I begin to pine for green. I'll take it in any form; may it be the pale stems of indoor forced Narcissus shooting upward toward the light, the contrast of a bright red…See More
Jan 14, 2011
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Kiwifruit

Believe it or not, kiwifruit (originally known as Chinese gooseberry, native to Southern China) is both locally grown and seasonally available right now in Western North Carolina. A sweet couple from Little Sandy Mush have two very old vines which happened to do very well this year. They explained to me how kiwifruits are picky and conditions have to be just right to produce.Lucky for…See More
Nov 21, 2010
Rachel Brownlee commented on Andrew Odom's blog post 'Build your own outdoor Earth Oven for under $30'
"This is fabulous! I have been wanting an outdoor oven for ages. It's on the list. Great post! Thank you!"
Nov 15, 2010
Rachel Brownlee posted a blog post

Herbed Chèvre and Oyster Mushroom Tart with Gluten-Free Almond Crust

Almond flour is a perfect compliment to local chèvre blended with fresh herbs, caramelized onions, and sauteed oyster mushrooms. Spot on for your next party or served as a light meal with fresh tossed greens.Though I find…See More
Nov 15, 2010
Rachel Brownlee commented on Rachel Brownlee's blog post 'Local Lamb Sirloin Chops with Parsley Sauce'
"Thank you very much Andrew!"
Nov 15, 2010
Andrew Odom left a comment for Rachel Brownlee
"Thank you for adding me as a friend. Your food blogs look so amazing. Keep 'em coming!"
Nov 11, 2010
Andrew Odom commented on Rachel Brownlee's blog post 'Local Lamb Sirloin Chops with Parsley Sauce'
"While we don't have direct access to lamb sirloin chops this recipe looks beautiful; absolutely tasty sounding. Thank you for sharing!"
Nov 11, 2010
Rachel Brownlee posted a blog post

Local Lamb Sirloin Chops with Parsley Sauce

Every morsel from East Fork Farm is downright dreamy. This evening, tender lamb sirloin chops were enjoyed smothered in a lovely parsley sauce fresh from the garden. Accompaniments included; roasted sweet potatoes tugged from the soil just 50 yards from the dinner table, smeared with delicious whole milk ricotta, and organic red wine for sipping.…See More
Nov 11, 2010
Rachel Brownlee and Andrew Odom are now friends
Nov 11, 2010
Rachel Brownlee posted a blog post

Quince Jam

I have always misunderstood quince. After the magnificent show it puts on in the early spring, it tends to fade into the periphery of a landscape, playing the role of ugly duckling for the remainder of the year. The apple-like fruit may seem tempting in the fall, until a curious nibble proves instantly disagreeable. Rarely are you able to remove it from your landscape without a battle.…See More
Oct 17, 2010
Rachel Brownlee posted a blog post

Sauteed Pea Shoots with Grainy Mustard Vinaigrette

With frost warnings in full swing, I headed to the garden to harvest those who may not make it through. Though peas hold up well in light frosts, I couldn't resist the tender shoots for this evening's supper. Sauteed in butter, drizzled with a tangy mustard vinaigrette and topped with…See More
Oct 15, 2010

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
100% Homegrown
A bit about me:
I am a Health and Nutrition Coach living in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina. With a background in sustainable agriculture, and a passionate love for growing and eating nutrient dense food, a field in Nutrition was a natural transition. I enjoy keeping urban chickens, scratch made cooking, health, healing, herbs, and time spent savoring the simple things!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Nettles Quiche and Roasted Local Chicken with garden greens and watercress pesto.
Currently reading:
Wise Traditions. . .In Food Farming and the Healing Arts
Currently listening to:
Sade's new album
My latest DIY project:
Stone steps for the front of the house
Web site I recommend:
http://girlinanapron.blogspot.com

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Pastured Lard

Pastured Lard



Fortunate to come across snow-white, gorgeously rendered, pastured lard here in WNC, everything it touches seems to radiate a golden glow-----not…
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Posted on May 30, 2014 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments

Fresh Raspberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream (Dairy-Free)



 

I can't think of a better way to celebrate the first day of summer than by making a batch of ice cream. The raspberry canes in the garden are completely doubled over with the weight of this year's crop. Already filling their own corner…

Continue

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 8:30pm

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup





We were blessed with a very successful sweet potato crop this year. Digging up the harvest was a total thrill (in gardening terms). I have been picking away at them all winter long to accompany steak in the form of oven fries, appearing alongside…
Continue

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 9:36am

Spinach Pie





This time of year, when warmer temperatures are still a long way off and everything sparkles with fluffy snow, I begin to pine for green. I'll take it in any form; may it be… Continue

Posted on January 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 2:00pm on July 29, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Rachel - just letting you know that I miss your beautiful posts!! Hope you're doing OK.
At 1:11pm on October 13, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Rachel,
Thank you so much for sharing your posts with us - I know that they are incredibly popular and useful for everyone here!
At 9:54pm on November 11, 2010, Andrew Odom said…
Thank you for adding me as a friend. Your food blogs look so amazing. Keep 'em coming!

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