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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.

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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

Does anyone have any ideas on how to finish cedar shiplap?

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…

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Added by Misty Miles on January 13, 2014 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

Cold in January

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…

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Added by Rick Nichols on January 11, 2014 at 10:09am — 3 Comments

Spicy Kale Pizza Dough with Mushrooms and Cheese

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…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Mini-Barn

Originally posted at Multifarious Raymonds.

Thanks to a fox taking off two of our hens and then the would-be-butcher never getting back to us, we ended up keeping the six last chickens from what was to be a broiler flock. We now have eight hens and a very loving rooster. Needless to say, that left us needing to either add on to the old coop or gain a new one.…

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Added by Tasha Raymond on January 9, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

10 Homesteading Skills Every Child Should Learn

When we prepare our kids for adulthood, there are some skills that will serve them especially well.

When kids learn basic homesteading skills, they get a number of really important advantages in life such as:

  • They have skills that can save them a lot of money when they're on their own, since they…
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Added by Alicia Bayer on January 7, 2014 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Citrus and Honey Whole Grain Muffins

Oranges and tangerines paired with honey in a whole wheat and oatmeal muffin--simple, bright, and fresh.

You can find the recipe on my…

Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

To cold to run the smoker today...

so I cranked up the new Nesco dehydrator (Christmas present) and drying some apple slices for snacks. Next project is to make some sesame crackers. Tomorrow is corvina and beef jerky day.  

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on January 7, 2014 at 12:21pm — 9 Comments

Milk Kefir grains

If you want FREE MILK KEFIR GRAINS let me know

Added by Alyce Kielman on January 6, 2014 at 8:18pm — 3 Comments

January Seed Starting for Southern California

Welcome to another informational post in our 2014 Planting Guide series!
Most people don't think about seed-starting in January.  If you live in warmer climates such as…
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Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

January Seed Starting for South Florida

Believe it or not, South Florida Gardeners are planting seeds in January.  
LOTS of seed varieties actually!…

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Added by Marianne Smith on January 6, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Use It Up: Make Bread Crumbs

I'm always surprised (horrified) when someone at the bakery I work at asks if they can buy bread crumbs. Using bread crumbs is supposed to be a way to use up the crumbs that break off the loaf while you're cutting a slice of a good rustic bread, or a way to use bread that has become hopelessly dry. Not something you buy.…

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Added by Cynthia Skelton on January 4, 2014 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Everything Bagel Focaccia Pizza

This is a chewy focaccia seasoned like an everything bagel, topped with your favorite bagel toppings.  We set up a topping bar and each person gets to top their slices their own way. Mine is shown below: 

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Orange Teriyaki Slaw Stir Fry with Orange Ginger Sriracha Turkey Meatballs

Making and eating this Fast From the Farm Share entree brightens up a winter day.  It looks, and tastes, bright and fresh.  Colorful cool weather vegetables and fresh oranges in an Asian-inspired sauce with orange, ginger, and sriracha-seasoned turkey meatballs.

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on January 2, 2014 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Prosciutto, Goat Cheese and Fig Jam on an Eggnog/Butternut Pizza Crust

Using food I can find marked down is kind of a thing of mine.  I can Seconds tomatoes when my garden doesn't produce enough, I buy day old naan whenever I see it, and marked down dairy products make my heart happy.  

But sometimes I get stumped with how to use them up before they go bad. 

Pizza crust made with eggnog and butternut squash?  Why not?…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 30, 2013 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Eggs!

            Who designed the chicken molting process? Really, who thought it was a good idea for the flock to lose feathers in November and December, just when the temperature drops? Henny began molting in late November and the yard was strewn with bright white feathers. As soon as she was done, just when the temperature dropped to ten degrees, Gladys started. Black smoke everywhere and she exposed her scrawny legs and neck to the cold. Why?

            But Henny is glorious in her…

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Added by Charlyn on December 27, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

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