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another leek and potato soup recipe

I've tried many potato and leek soup recipes and they've all been very good. I'm not sure you make a bad-tasting potato and leek soup. In fact, The Kitchn has… Continue

Added by Christine on December 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Troubling irreconcilable paths reconciled with breakfast

There are some mornings when you wake up and it's a reasonably pleasant day and you have nothing in particular to fret about, and yet you can't shake the feeling that you have absolutely everything to fret about.


This is one of those mornings.


In about one year, my partner and I will leave the safety of the Portland's liberal bubble and head back to California where we were both raised so that I can join up with my dad and uncle and carry…
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Added by Caitlin Couture on December 5, 2010 at 2:38pm — 3 Comments

Creamy leek and potato soup

From my blog, domestic efforts:



This year, I decided to take full advantage of the rich urban agriculture of Philadelphia and signed up for the winter CSA run by Greensgrow Farm. Not so long ago, I began focusing increasingly on local, seasonal food, and CSAs are a great tool that force you to think about how and what you cook. Traditionally, I would start with a recipe and then run to the… Continue

Added by Jenni on December 4, 2010 at 5:30pm — 2 Comments

terrarium love

I had to buy this terrarium. I intend on making one of my own soon enough, but I really had to have this. If you can believe it, I'm actually not one for impulse buys. I usually hem and haw over something so long that I convince myself to put it back on the… Continue

Added by Christine on December 3, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Creating Something Out of Nothing: Stock & Compost

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 3, 2010 at 3:24am — No Comments

North Country Sustainability Center is Official

NCSC, the North Country Sustainability Center is now an incorporated entity, one step away from formal tax exempt status. This is a very exciting time for all of us in MA and NH. Once we get this underway, we plan on buying the land and starting a commercial kitchen/arts center/ sustainable ag center with a whole lot more.

Please check out www.northcountrysustain.org, or check us out Facebook. We are a… Continue

Added by Patricia Stewart on November 30, 2010 at 9:18pm — 2 Comments

apple pie with a cheddar crust

My contribution to this year's Thanksgiving celebration was an apple pie. Instead of reaching for the store-bought crust as I usually do (confession!), I decided to make… Continue

Added by Christine on November 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Tomatoes & Spinach & Carrots, Oh My!

One of the ways that my Mom fueled our gardening interest was to let us choose a unique type of seed each year. We chose and grew unusual vegetables, cotton, gourds, and even flowers.

We hope to use this lesson from my Mom and introduce unusual seed during the Grow And Share children’s educational classes at the greenhouse…. and when we present at schools or scout troop meetings.

These are seeds we request…

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Added by thewhatleys on November 29, 2010 at 4:03pm — No Comments

the story of stuff

I wrote this post awhile ago and have been saving it until the right time. With the season of holiday consumption ahead of us, and with it the automatic response of buying more cheaply and unsustainably produced goods just because we think we should, now seems like the right time. Of course I'll be back here on Black Friday plugging alternative gift guides and artisans and handmade products, but as always there is another alternative: be more thoughtful about what you buy, more… Continue

Added by Christine on November 29, 2010 at 11:26am — 5 Comments

It's here! Soup Bowl Sunday!!!!

I was lurking around here trying to find a soup thread somewhere, but it seems that the recipes have yet to pour in!

So without further ado, I will leave mine for the week.

It's nothing I'm too proud of -definitely a recipe from one of those cookbooks that you feel like a cheater to use- but I must say the times I've made it it's quite a lovely dish. The flavors are very delicate and feel a little sophisticated, but not so different that they scare away the meat and potato…

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Added by Kali on November 28, 2010 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

Got Beef?

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 24, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

A Ridiculous Urban "Hunting" Story





My boyfriend (I call him Chicken-Man on my blog) has been talking about hunting a deer for some time. But we live in Baltimore City and have busy schedules, and it's been hard to plan a trip.



Yesterday, sometime really insane happened, and it looks like the venison came…

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Added by Aliza Ess on November 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

sunday soup, french onion

We decided on French Onion this week and used a recipe from one of my go-to cookbooks. There's not a lot to say about this recipe as you really just cook onions and add vegetable stock. I will… Continue

Added by Christine on November 23, 2010 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

We Take Enough From the Ground, It's High Time We Start Putting it Back

Posted By Drumsticks-Scissorsanddrumsticks.com

Ahhh, it's that time of year when everything that grows outdoors start to take a colorful turn to give us a spectacular show of color just before forfeiting their exteriors to the soil. I like to compare it to a summer time festival where everyone is having a grand ol time appreciating the company of others and making new…

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 22, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

5 Ways to have a Minimalist Thanksgiving

Originally posted on scissorsanddrumsticks.com by Guest Author Andrew Odom-anotherkindofdrew.com/tinyrevolution.us

In just one week we will all be preparing to tie on our feed sacks and gather round the family table in…

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 22, 2010 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Winter Compost Heap

This year at the Scissors & Drumsticks garden we had to grow at a minimum for test purposes. We just didn’t want to waste anything that wouldn’t grow, and believe me, we had our ups and downs. We are not gardeners of sorts, we just wanted to grow and preserve our own food. As much as we could at least. This year has proven to us that it can be done. From the garden years ago in my parents’ backyard I formed my little bit of background in “backyardiculture.” It was the tips from two…

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Added by Scissors & Drumsticks on November 22, 2010 at 4:47pm — No Comments

beets & sweets

Beets. I always think of canned pickled beets, which gross me out. I think. I'm not sure I've actually tried them, at least not recently, but it's a long-harbored prejudice that I just can't shake. So when it came time in our mission to expand our vegetable… Continue

Added by Christine on November 22, 2010 at 11:04am — 7 Comments

How to Build a Hoop House (for less than $30)





After reading about the $50 greenhouse I quickly decided I needed to make one of my own. The summer season was winding down and I knew I wasn't over my newly found lettuce addiction. I need to grow well into the autumn and even winter. Time for a simple hoop house.



Part of all my homestead construction is an element of recycling and reusing.… Continue

Added by Andrew Odom on November 22, 2010 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Kiwifruit

Believe it or not, kiwifruit (originally known as Chinese gooseberry, native to Southern China) is both locally grown and seasonally available right now in Western North Carolina. A sweet couple from Little Sandy Mush have two very old vines which happened to do very well this year. They explained to me how kiwifruits are picky and… Continue

Added by Rachel Brownlee on November 21, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

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