Originally shared @ Back to the Basics
Last year I offered a workshop for 10 Ways to Avoid Chemicals in Your Garden. One of my absolute favorite options for non-toxic pest control is Diatomaceous Earth (DE). It is so safe you can eat it. …Continue
Added by Marianne Smith on February 7, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments
Added by Marianne Smith on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
ok the sun oven did not work the day we planned it for. But it was not the ovens fault, I did not plan on the wind getting to high to keep the oven from blowing over. So the next bright day, my wife set it up with a pair of chicken breasts (Still Frozen!) and a couple of cups of Rice. approximately 3 hours later, we determined it was done, and it was brought inside for supper. Best we could tell, it should have been brought in at about 2 hours, we used slightly to…Continue
Instead of sharing a pile of individual posts I figured I'd round 'em all up in one post.
Left to right:
Fresh Tomato Pesto (I've got a jar thawing right…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 31, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments
Originally posted @Back to the Basics
The most obvious place to start is SEEDS! We use only non-GMO, open-pollinated, Heirloom Seeds. Mary's Heirloom Seeds are all of the above AND they are un-treated! Freshness of seeds is of utmost importance...And Mary's Heirloom Seeds…Continue
Added by Dyan Redick on January 29, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments
City Repair. Public Art in private spaces. Little Library. I’m not sure what you would call it, but we completed our Posting Post this afternoon and it looks pretty fine.
For years, I’ve admired the City Repair Projects in Portland, where neighbors come together and paint the streets, or build a playhouse, or create art out of recycled objects; I’ve even modeled my Honors American Literature final around the idea. Art that you stumble upon while running errands, art that makes…Continue
I spent last week bringing a little "Local Flavor" to #Appetizerweek, a multiblogger event complete with cookware/cooking tools giveaways. Here is a vegetarian appetizer that can be customized with a variety of toppings to add flavorful vegetable options to your game day spread. We added regrown celery from the garden (I've started more on the kitchen windowsill) but crumbled blue cheese and even cooked chicken would go well with this spicy sauce.…Continue
Added by Laura Shelton on January 23, 2014 at 8:42pm — No Comments
Great hearing Wendell Berry's wisdom set to a great video compilation.
Added by Bruce Weaver on January 17, 2014 at 5:08pm — No Comments
Comfort food in a pizza? Of course. This is just that--shredded, cooked chicken and chunky spaghetti sauce topped with fresh mozzarella on a simple pizza dough.
You can find the recipe right…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Laura Shelton on January 16, 2014 at 2:09pm — No Comments
Great publication on finding and financing farmland. Affording Our Land - Free Paper on Financing…Continue
Added by Bruce Weaver on January 15, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments
I started baking with sourdough after reading Cooked during the Homegrown summer reading group, and I've resolved to expand my baking repertoire. This is a chewy, nutty-tasting bun that’s sturdy enough for sandwiches.
You can find the…Continue
Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Every February thru April I drive to Phoenix, Arizona and pick organic lemons, grapefruit and tangerines. I juice them and load my car with around 40 gallons of various juice and drive home to Montana as fast as I can. I visit my grandson while I am there too. I canned some grapefruit juice and it turned out ok. Of course it was consumed within a 3 month period so I don't know if it stays fresh and doesn't brown in the jar.
I usually freeze the lemon juice for use in recipes…Continue
I have a 1930's Farmhouse on my property that I decided to turn into a guest house. After removing layers of old wallpaper, paneling and fiberboard, I found ship lap in great shape. The entire main floor is wrapped in it floor, wall and ceiling. I was told by a contractor that these walls…Continue
We in Kansas were surprised not to be the coldest and deepest snow, or even the highest wind speed anytime so far this winter. I am used to missing several days of work due to several feet of snow on the roads, and I have lost buildings, roofs of buildings, doors and windows from the occasional 60+ MPH winds in the winter. My sympathies are with the folks catching it now in the Northern Plains, New England, and the Rocky's. It is only been below zero about 4 nights so far, and most of our…Continue
Sautéed mushrooms and kale with cottage cheese on a spicy kale pizza crust make this a great winter pizza.
You can find the recipe here on my…Continue