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6 Homemade Valentine's Treats Involving Chocolate

Need a last-minute way to say, "I love you"? We've rounded up links to six homemade Valentine's treats involving that most delectable of ingredients, chocolate(!), courtesy of the HOMEGROWN flock:

• Anne’s ultimate chocolate sweet potato pie

• Meredith’s…

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Added by HOMEGROWN.org on February 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

TIME TO COOK !!! ICE STORM SHE'S A COMING!!!

It's true Georgia and South Carolina are looking down the giving end of a double barrel storm shotgun with a very negative outcome predicted by the National Weather Service.  So, being the dedicated husband I am, I decided to make a nice grass finished braised beef brisket and root vegetables crock pot meal and stock base while marinating about 4 pounds of steak for jerky and steak sandwhiches.  I'll use about a cup of the crock pot stock to make tonights' french onion soup and some of the…

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Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on February 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Pickled Fennel

 

Typically when I travel to near and far places, I take a yoga class at as many different studios as possible. This past week, I spent several days down in Atlanta, GA; amidst all the downward dogging, I couldn’t help but notice the plethora of fried pickles at several bars…

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Added by Erin Urquhart on February 10, 2014 at 1:09am — No Comments

Using Diatomaceous Earth for Non-Toxic, Natural Pest Control

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. …

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Added by Marianne Smith on February 7, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

DIY Tinctures and Herbal Info

Originally posted @ Mary's Kitchen

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Added by Marianne Smith on February 4, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Sun Oven Cooking

Sun Oven:

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…

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Added by Rick Nichols on February 2, 2014 at 5:14pm — 1 Comment

Cinnamon Whiskey Jelly

Remember those individually wrapped fireball candies? They were always conveniently priced and placed at the local pool, theater, arcade, or some other fun concession stand. The countless times…

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Added by Erin Urquhart on January 31, 2014 at 6:26pm — 1 Comment

A Dozen Superbowl Vegetable Appetizers from my CSA and Beyond

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…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 31, 2014 at 9:57am — No Comments

Seed Starting Indoors

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…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 29, 2014 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

February Planting Information by Region

Originally posted @Back to the Basics

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 29, 2014 at 12:22pm — 2 Comments

Posting Post

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…

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Added by Charlyn on January 26, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Buffalo Butternut Squash Hummus

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.…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 26, 2014 at 5:02pm — 1 Comment

The Problem With Our Food System - Wendell Berry's wisdom

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

Chicken Spaghetti Pizza

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…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 17, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Multigrain Cereal Sandwich Buns

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…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 13, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Has anyone canned lemon juice with a hot water bath method?

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…

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Added by Misty Miles on January 13, 2014 at 11:09am — 2 Comments

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