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September 2013 Blog Posts (27)

Grapes, Goat Cheese, and Red Onion on Fennel Seed Focaccia

You can find the link here for this focaccia--fennel seeds in a wheat focaccia dough, topped with grapes, red onion, and goat cheese. My spouse is on to something with this focaccia business.…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 7, 2013 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Layered Summer Veggie Appetizer

I think vegetables get a bad rap in the appetizer category, and I'm trying to change that, one bite at a time.  Here's my latest effort:

You can find the recipe…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Canning, Dehydrating and Freezing, OH MY!

The past 2 weeks have been a flurry of harvesting and processing the abundant bounty we've been blessed to receive, and there is plenty more still on the vines/tree!

We started the week with 12 pints of mushroom Spaghetti Sauce using our organically grown heirloom "Roma" tomatoes we grew from seed, as well as herbs grown ourselves. This was my first attempt at…


Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on September 5, 2013 at 2:56am — 6 Comments

My "Go Fund Me" Apothecary Campaign

I am currently expanding my Apothecary Store at Mary's Heirloom Seeds and I need help.

At the moment, All of the info that I share at Back to the Basics is FREE!  There is a wealth of GREAT information available for natural, herbal remedies.  DIY Tincture Kits are an…


Added by Marianne Smith on September 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Plum and Whey-soaked Oat Muffins

I'm doing a lot of walking lately, and one day the dog and I walked past a plum tree spilling ripe plums all over the street.  Couldn't resist.  I'v got whey leftover from cheese-making, but you could substitute  buttermilk.

You can find the…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on September 3, 2013 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Quail for Urban Farming

In areas where chickens and other larger fowl are not allowed, quail are a great option.  Quail may be reared indoors in a large bird cage or in part of your yard using a "run" (an enclosure made with a light-frame and bird netting).  The Bobwhite breed generally produce the most eggs, plus good quality meat.   Texas A & M hybrid Button quail grow the fastest and produce the most meat.  A small incubator and an order of fertile quail eggs will get you started.  You will need to find and…


Added by David Nuttle on September 2, 2013 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments


I was wondering if anybody in the homegrown community works to help hungry people. Our country is FULL of people like you and me that go hungry on a daily basis. I would really enjoy talking with anybody that is involved with any of this type program. 

I am in the process of putting together a business plan for a non profit farm of sorts. We want to produce as much produce, meats, dairy, etc. as possible to give to the community. 

We also want to be able to set up some…


Added by Travis Stinnett on September 2, 2013 at 7:31am — 5 Comments

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