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Keith commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"I just told my wife about it and she literally squealed with joy. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!"
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Jenn Adele K commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
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Ginny Hopper commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"I just wish there was a way I could go back to re-edit a post, I meant to add "Diced Garlic" was to be sauted with the onion."
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Jenn Adele K commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
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Ginny Hopper commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"Carrot & Cilantro Soup   1 white onion A whole head of garlic diced 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch of carrots (~1 lb) 3 potatoes 1-1 1/2 quarts vegetable stock 1/2 bunch cilantro (add more if cilantro is your thing) salt and pepper to…"
Keith commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"That is great advice about picking the staples that you already eat to start canning.  The Carrot Cilantro soup sounds amazing."
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Jenn Adele K commented on Torry's group 'Food Preservation'
"WOW! How cool! Thanks for the tip on the book. I like how you describe how you picked foods to start with. Tomatoes are certainly a staple here at my house. I do a lot of rustic and fusion cooking, so tomatoes are always terrific fare.  :)"

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2012 Seed Swap

Head on over to the group Ressurect the Barter! and sign up for this year's seed swap!  It's a fun and easy way to incorporate more diversity into your garden repertoire! 

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 5:18pm — 1 Comment

New Hardiness Zones for 2012

Have you changed zones?  The new 2012 map is out, based on average winter temperatures, in 10 degree increments.  

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 5:16pm — 2 Comments

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At 8:00pm on November 13, 2008, allison said…
Am learning about leaf mulch this very moment. This site is amazing! I can't wait to waste tons of time online drooling over it. I just realized DIY stands for Do it Yourself, see I'm already learning.
At 11:38am on November 17, 2008, Cornelia said…
Thanks, Torry! I'm back from vacation and I'm so thrilled about all of the activity here! Yes! Volunteers needed! What would you be interested in doing? You could curate a certain area of the site - events? Start a group or forum discussion on a favorite topic? Recruit like-minded HOMEGROWNers from other sites/communities? Let me know. This is YOUR site as much as mine!
Also, HOW WAS THE SHOW??? Did you take pictures? Post 'em up in the group comments!
At 7:33am on August 11, 2009, Mike Kotyk said…
Thanks for adding me to your friend's list. I live in suburbia and I'm trying to break away (read as escape) from it. My wife and I are preparing to look for and buy a home with some land to farm on out near the Pennsylvania Blue Ridge Mountains.
At 5:01am on November 26, 2009, Steve Racz said…
Hi Torry,

I'd gladly consider a swap. Postage to/from NZ is a bit of a nuisance but if we're swapping things which we otherwise couldn't get, it might just be worth it. I have an abundance of wood so the material costs of wooden things are about zilch. Let me know what you might want to exchange!
At 10:12am on February 17, 2011, Cornelia said…
Torry, thank you so much for organizing the seed swap - you're amazing!! Good luck on the fire and I'll try to help out as needed.

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