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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

Black Eyed Pea and Kale Salad in Salumi Cups

I don't know where the black eyed peas = good luck in the new year tradition started, but I do know that I get a hankering for black eyed peas around this time of year.

I created this appetizer to be a fun way to get my New Year good luck while using goodies from our farm share.…

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Added by Kirsten Madaus on December 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Recipe for Chicken Stock Accented with Fresh Rosemary and Thyme

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock: Recipe for Chicken Stock Accented with Fresh Rosemary and Thyme. In this video, I will show you my hybrid method for making a deep and rich homemade chicken stock.



I love homemade chicken stock. Its rich, flavorful, and so much better than the…

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Added by Robert Brennan on August 28, 2012 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Yukon Gold Potatoes

Several weeks ago we harvested our Yukon Gold Potatoes from one of our front yard plots. Our total yield was about 15 pounds of the creamy succulent potato. 

With the pitch fork in hand we pulled out the tiny potatoes. This is our…

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Added by Cajun Chef Ryan on July 30, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

What's Your Number?

As a community, the residents of Reno, Nevada are not so healthy. We show up high on charts for obesity - especially for children - and low on charts for fitness. There is an opportunity to change that. The not-for-profit hospital I work for issued a Community Health Challenge in celebration of its 150th birthday…

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Added by Sheila Hlubucek on March 8, 2012 at 9:07am — 3 Comments

An Ode To The Casserole

This less-than-wintry winter we’re having here in New England has got me thinking about how to fake winter – at least the indoors part – with warming, savory foods.  Part of the fun of winter is holing up inside, keeping cozy, and cooking a pot of something good. Casseroles are something good. Retro in style, usually creamy and easily portable (if one chose to leave…

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Added by Cornelia on February 17, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

The Joy of Cooking

     All day I think about suppertime. It seems extreme, but I love a home-cooked meal. I don't always have time for cooking, especially when I have nothing in the pantry except white rice (blah), or no time to make something substantial. But, all day, I think about the meals to be made and the desire (maybe not the motivation...) to make them.

      Yesterday I was looking for a chicken noodle soup recipe. Nothing soothes the soul like soup, and a good chicken noodle…

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Added by Caroline Malcolm on January 24, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Korean Anchovy Stock Soup with Bean Sprouts

 

Thanks to Amazon for letting me steal this photo! I always like a nice photo with a blog post :)

 

Anyway, I've recently been writing about "seeds" and how we are using them around the winter urban homestead here in Baltimore. (If you want to see the first post where I recommend some…

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Added by Aliza Ess on January 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Submission: Recipes - Brunch for Two!

Brunch is my favorite meal of the week.  I long for those lazy weekends mornings with nowhere to go and nothing to do, so that I can peruse the Saturday Farmers' Markets and pick up local goodies for brunch.  This weekend, I took stock of the weekly CSA share from Parker Farm in Lunenburg, MA and supplemented the gorgeous white potatoes, green onions, and curly parsley with some local …

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Added by Caroline Malcolm on October 27, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Change is not easy or cheap!

  For awhile now I have been trying to change our eating habits and encourage my family to eat a little more healthy. This can be hard due to the high cost of healthy food and getting them to eat a lot of things they don't like or haven't tried. I will never understand why organic food cost so much higher then food made with tons of chemicals and preservatives. Here are some of the reasons I found for the higher costs.

  Primarily because organic growers still have to find alternative…

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Added by Penny on October 16, 2011 at 2:13pm — 1 Comment

be a dinner elf

Food is much more than a series of nutrients and calories. Food brings people together to celebrate the good times and helps sustain us during the tough times.  When you provide food for others, you aren’t just providing a meal. You are providing a few extra minutes in their day, crossing off one thing on their to-do list and hopefully offering a tiny bit of comfort. We all need…

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Added by Christine on August 22, 2011 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

It's over 100 degrees right now... might as well experiment with solar baking!

Do any of you have much experience with solar baking? Since it's so hot here in Baltimore today I figured I would finally try it! Trying to bake a loaf of bread right now... I'll check on it at 3 p.m. and see how it looks.

 

I parked my truck in the most open, sunny spot of the parking lot this…

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Added by Aliza Ess on July 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 10 Comments

Starting Off Your Little One on Fresh, Homemade Baby Food

Today we're lucky to have Kate Storey, Michigan Mama author, guest blogging for us!

 

I only consider myself to be “moderately crunchy.”

 

Sure, I’ll look for more natural ways of living, but I’m not completely ready to live off

the land and give up every modern convenience. I…

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Added by Cara Rosaen on April 27, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Modern Homemaking for Hip Homies!

From folding a fitted sheet to fit in the tightest of storage spots, to setting up a container garden that will thrive in your studio apartment, Kate Payne offers her foolproof tips, tricks, and tidbits for making your place your own in The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking.  Kate, skilled in the art of decorating and dining on a budget, adds her own anecdotal advice to tried and true homemaking how-tos in this latest book, which hit the shelves on April… Continue

Added by Caroline Malcolm on April 20, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Savor the Season: Acorn Squash

The Real Time Farms Headquarters had a plump acorn squash from Brines Farm (hurray for cold storage for extending what's in season!) lying around, just begging to become something delicious. As I mentioned recently, I'm quite enamored with Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook …

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Added by Cara Rosaen on March 23, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Make Your Own Cereal : Three Ways

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Are you interested in making your own cereals this year? There’s less packaging involved, especially if you buy in bulk at a food co-op and bring your own containers.

 

We can also think of the…

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Added by Lisa Fine on January 13, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Sunchokes (a.k.a Jerusalem Artichokes): Recipes & How to Grow Your Own

As winter sets in, you may have seen these gnarly roots at your farmers’ market or grocery store, under the name “sunchoke” or “jerusalem artichoke,” and wondered: What in the heck do I do with these?

Sunchokes have become one of my favorite vegetables. I’ve known them better as jerusalem artichokes, having had them pureed or creamed in soups in San Francisco restaurants. But my two favorite ways to cook them at home highlight their nutty flavor and refreshingly crunchy texture: a…

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on December 10, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Is There A Crisis in Home Cooking?

Is it true…

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Added by Stephanie M, Together In Food on November 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — 25 Comments

Cucumber salad - a few ingredients make a tasty appetizer

Originally posted on my blog



In Polish meals, you don't really see the huge green salad full of veggies so popular in the States. Salads (or "salatkas" - little salads) often comprise just two to three vegetables covered with a dressing of some sort. And in my family, we ate them with, rather than before, a meal. One of my favorites has always been "mizerja," which is a simple cucumber salad. My mom added… Continue

Added by Jenni on September 15, 2010 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Supplies Needed

We are fundraising now to expand our educational offerings for schools and parents, and prepare for the Spring plantings, when we give away garden plants to any US resident who signs a Pledge To Share from their garden.

We have a (chicken) Plate Sale this upcoming weekend, and then a music festival Labor Day Weekend (Sunday). For BOTH of these fundraisers, we are seeking help from local businesses and organizations.

We need the following supplies ASAP (we hope you will…

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Added by thewhatleys on August 24, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

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