So excited about planting in January!! It will be here before I know it. Some really high quality soil will be here soon.
Couple of things for those of you interested in helping:
- MLK Day Of Service we're building a school garden in Franklinton NC and could use some help (and lumber!)
- We have Gardener's Calendars for 2011 that tell you what can be planted in each month. Donate and we'll send you one. :-)
Look forward to…Continue
Added by thewhatleys on December 28, 2010 at 7:06pm — No Comments
I've found a local market (Punjab on 33rd in Waverly for anyone in Baltimore) that carries bulk spices for a much lower price than grocery store spices.
Recently I wanted chai tea and made up my own mix:
- black cardamom pods
- black peppercorns
- cinnamon sticks
We made hot cocoa mix and marshmallows as holiday and New Years gifts for our friends and family this year. The supplies were cost effective (which is essential seeing as we've moved back to Austin from Brooklyn earlier this month and don't have jobs yet) and the leftovers are interchangeable for other cooking projects.
We used the following ingredients/ratios…Continue
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This was intended to be a legit Sunday Soup. Two Sundays ago we ended up having a late lunch of gigantic burritos while we tackled our office/computer/sewing/junk room, which is the bane of my existence. It's been a black hole of all the crap we don't want to…Continue
Yesterday was a gorgeous late autumn day on the farm. Sunny, 26 degrees and calm winds.
I layered on my winter gear and headed north for a slow, leisurely walk in the conservation acres, without the dogs. I enjoy taking them with me, but this…
Added by el vigilante on December 19, 2010 at 3:36pm — No Comments
As I lay awake the other morning, trying to convince my feet to get out from under layers of warm blankets and onto a cold floor, I began to think about my chickens. Well, not just the chickens, but all of the birds -- ducks, guineas, geese and even my grumpy tom turkey.
I dislike winter (let me count the ways,) mainly because the birds…
Added by el vigilante on December 18, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments
“Why should we all use our creative power...? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold, and compassionate...” --Brenda Ueland
There’s something special about receiving a homemade gift for the holidays. It feels personal, in that good way. The gift itself, and the story that hopefully accompanies it,…Continue
Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 17, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The city government wants to sell off some of those lots, but they don't have enough people-power to go around and check if any gardens, informal parks, or other community gathering spaces are located on the spaces they want to sell.
So an organization…Continue
Added by Aliza Ess on December 16, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments
It was simple - though a bit messy. This recipe makes three wreaths.
You will need:
8 cups of mixed bird seed
6 envelopes of clear gelatin (1.5 boxes)
1 cup cold water
2 cups boiling water
1 1/4 Cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
3/4 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 Crisco Stick or 1/2 Cup Vegetable Shortening
1tbsp Vanilla Extract (we make our own)
Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on December 15, 2010 at 11:41am — No Comments
Woo! Last week was a whirlwind of activity as I prepped for an outdoor holiday market in my neighborhood (which you can read about here... trust me, you'll want to check it out if only for the Speedo-clad runners I caught on camera!) and finished up shipping out holiday orders from…Continue
Added by Christine on December 15, 2010 at 10:35am — No Comments
For 120 years, Carhartt has manufactured premium workwear known for exceptional durability, comfort, quality of construction, and fit that you can feel in the fabrics and see in the performance. This particular coat is not only the one I wear each day from mid-November to early-March, it is also a pretty…Continue
A light Cheese Cake style treat for the Cheese Cake lover in you
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1.5 Cup Quick Oats (uncooked)
3/4 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar
1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter, Softened-I use unsalted sweet cream…Continue
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Originally posted at Scissors & Drumsticks.com
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
2 cup all purpose flour
1 can (14oz) condensed milk
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on December 13, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments
As winter sets in, you may have seen these gnarly roots at your farmers’ market or grocery store, under the name “sunchoke” or “jerusalem artichoke,” and wondered: What in the heck do I do with these?
Sunchokes have become one of my favorite vegetables. I’ve known them better as jerusalem artichokes, having had them pureed or creamed in soups in San Francisco restaurants. But my two favorite ways to cook them at home highlight their nutty flavor and refreshingly crunchy texture: a…Continue
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