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New book Project

my name is pat salvaggio im a 28 year old chef from Scranton, PA.  Three years ago i began writing my first cookbook WHAT'S THE OCCASION? is a cookbook that i self published last year. i immediately began to conjure up ideas for a follow up book after i saw my first book in print. my newest book that i am beginning this month is still untitled but will be a cookbook that concentrates on soups and sandwiches for… Continue

Added by Patrick Salvaggio on January 25, 2011 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Have You Tried: a Black Radish?

Have You Tried: a Black Radish? 

I'd never tried a black radish before, in fact, I thought it was a beet upon first glance at the farmers market.…


Added by Cara Rosaen on January 24, 2011 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Slow Food - Fast Food

Slow-Food Fast-Food

Since grassroots organization Slow Food was founded 21 years ago, “slow food” has been coined as a term that describes good food that is sourced with consideration and carefully prepared with respect for the ingredients and the final product. As food production has become increasingly industrialized and fast food has become the norm, more and more people are beginning to worry about the effects that may…


Added by Cara Rosaen on January 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Bunnies & Beer, It's A Good Thing

We have new bunnies being born and more on the way through Easter.  The kits (baby bunnies) that were born last week are show rabbits.  Madison is an avid 4-H’er and loves showing the rabbits she has raised.  Many of these same rabbits will be sold to other folks, interested in high quality show rabbits.  I can say that with confidence, since Madison and Carol have a pretty good track record.  Many (if not most) of the rabbits they sell to others for show, end up in the…


Added by Coyote Ridge Farms on January 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Hard at work at the GFE!

Behind the scenes, everyone gathers around the sunlight as we put together workshops and organize field trips for the spring.

Added by Garden for the Environment on January 20, 2011 at 5:43pm — No Comments

Vegetable stock that's deep and rich

Cross-post from my blog, domestic efforts:

Since my last post about veggie stock, I've perfected my technique quite a bit. Although I never make it quite the same way twice, I do follow a few consistent…


Added by Jenni on January 20, 2011 at 10:08am — 3 Comments

kefir starter available in Boston area

I've been making my own kefir since 2003, downing nearly a quart a day.  I've also been sharing it on Boston freecycle, since the starter or "grains" grow as I make it.  However recently Bfc has discovered that kefir produces alcohol, in minute quantities, but still, measurable.  So they won't let me post the offer anymore.  Craig'slist won't accept open containers of food.  I can of course eat the grains, they're rubbery but full of life.  I'd rather share them.


I can give…


Added by Yvonne Prete on January 19, 2011 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Amaryllis After Care


I have three amaryllis bulbs that I started in potting soil last October. Two of the bulbs have bloomed beautifully, but the third -- well, I don't know what it's trying to do.  I think it's a dud.


But as for the two bulbs that performed as expected, I'm now wondering how I'm supposed to care for…


Added by el vigilante on January 19, 2011 at 10:25am — 1 Comment

Anyone use daylighting--fiberoptics?

Anyone have any spare fiberoptic cables (bundles of strands--about 6 mm)?


also could use some copper sheeting, 2 square feet


and trace minerals (molybdenum, chromium, manganese, etc., in minute quantities)





Added by Joshua Myrvaagnes on January 18, 2011 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Applications Open! Food Warriors Summer Internship Program

Real Time Farms (LLC) is a social enterprise that aims to bring transparency to our food system. (Help make it happen!) Our online local food guide helps consumers learn where their food comes from, whether eating in or eating out.

Food Warriors Summer…


Added by Cara Rosaen on January 17, 2011 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Looking forward to a Tiny Garden

Our Tiny House will sit on the unofficially named Tiny Lane. There we will raise Tiny Goats and this year, have a Tiny Farm.

Unlike last year, we simply aren't ready to have multiple…


Added by Andrew Odom on January 17, 2011 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Earth Stoves: Disco Day Relics Still Useful

Introduced by Earth Stove, Inc. of Tualatin, Oregon in the 1970's, Earth Stoves were innovative in that they were airtight, had a large wood capacity and thermostatic control. Early Earth Stoves are easily recognized by their signature orange and… Continue

Added by el vigilante on January 17, 2011 at 7:08am — No Comments

The Calves Are Coming... I Hope

Sometime ago, in late summer, we brought in a new bull - a proven bull. It seems our little bull (Sampson), was first declared a young bull, by a neighbor... then a dud, by us. Which means we skipped a year of calving... we were calf-less in 2010. Now that we are over half way through Jan., we are starting to count the days before our calving season is slated to begin, this year. We are counting down the 9 months from the day we first exposed our "lady cows" to the rent-a-bull that…


Added by Coyote Ridge Farms on January 16, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments


roveja [Originally posted on my blog briciole as roveja]

(Pisum arvense) — About a year and a half ago, I received an email from a reader asking me about…


Added by Simona on January 15, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Giveaway: Sheep's Milk Soap Balls

I make luscious sheep's milk castille soap using the milk from my own flock of Icelandic sheep.  And right now, I'm giving some away.

I make all of my soap in small batches, and pour it into molds that hold about 6 lbs. of soap at a time.  Sometimes after filling the molds, I have a little bit of soap left over.  That…


Added by Nancy Chase on January 15, 2011 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Planting Plan- Make your garden more successful in 2011!

After your first or second year playing around in your garden/balcony, window planters, etc. it's easy to get an itchy green thumb! Once you've gardening for several seasons, you're more able to notice what grows well where in your area, better understand the micro-climate you provide your plants, your sun/shade setting, etc.

If you're at that point, it might be time to truly dive in to this homestead adventure that many of us are…


Added by Arika on January 15, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments

Spinach Pie

This time of year, when warmer temperatures are still a long way off and everything sparkles with fluffy snow, I begin to pine for green. I'll take it in any form; may it be… Continue

Added by Rachel Brownlee on January 14, 2011 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

mini farming + links :::




my latest favorite gardening…


Added by tifanie chaney on January 14, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

We've been on an insatiable Indian food kick lately, at least before I started the detox (wheat is back in, dairy comes back tomorrow).  I can't get enough of it.  It is definitely one type of cuisin…

We've been on an insatiable Indian food kick lately, at least before I started the detox (wheat is back in, dairy comes back tomorrow).  I can't get enough of it.  It is definitely one type of cuisine that tastes much better from a restaurant than from our own… Continue

Added by Christine on January 14, 2011 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Our Turkey Won A New Cap... Sorta

Speedy Delivery just dropped-off a package from the Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture. It was the prize from their fall photo contest. It seems we won 3rd place for the below photo of one of our Royal Palm heritage turkeys.  Isn't he beautiful?

Royal Palm Tom Turkey

The prize was a very nice baseball style cap from our friends at Minnesota Grown.  Below is the hat we won from the MN Dept. of Agriculture


The hand-written…


Added by Coyote Ridge Farms on January 13, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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