When I was a little girl I collected little cow figurines. Those tiny ceramic cows were the full extent of any ‘farming’ background I had. So its rather surprising now that I have found myself raising chickens and growing my own food in my backyard in the middle of the city. I’m not exactly sure what possessed me to bring home those two little baby chicks that spring a few years ago but I’m glad I did because those little feathered friends…
It’s kind of funny how some things just sort of fall together by coincidence.
I have had cinnamon rolls on the back burner in my brain for a while, but what with family matters and vacation plans, cooking and baking got tabled a bit, cause I was cleaning out the fridge and freezer (Oh joy of annual deep-freeze ice scraping!). While I was down south, I happened to stay in a hotel that was literally right next door to Trader Joes, and while I was there, I happened to get hooked on TJ’s…Continue
Spring is here and the beautiful, perfect days just keep coming!!! We keep having these amazing mornings that start off with a light rain and then all afternoon we are blessed with a warm sunny day, and sometimes we get another rain or thunderstorm at night. Thank you mama nature!
We have lettuce popping up all over the garden, thanks to my…Continue
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With recent outbreaks of salmonella, e. coli, and listeria, it's understandable that there is concern about safe harvesting and processing…Continue
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Living The Good Life
Walking in the footsteps of Scott & Helen Nearing
Greg Joly and Mary Diaz purchased a piece of land in Jamaica Vermont and hand built a homestead. Following in the footsteps of Scott and Helen Nearing who in 1932 left New York City to establish a homestead in Jamaica Vermont. There experiment in living the simple life, building…
Added by Bruce Weaver on September 27, 2012 at 5:26pm — No Comments
Canning chicken stock: How to guide for pressure canning homemade chicken stock. Food preservation techniques we should all know, great for preppers. Canning your own homemade food, such as chicken stock, is a great way to ensure that you know what you're eating. Sure, walking down aisle 2 of the grocery store and picking up a tin of chicken stock makes life simpler,…Continue
Wonder why we need a sustainability hub here? I’m sure we’re just an example of what happens all over the country, but meet some of our people. Because this was my idea, I didn’t have time to ask for permissions, so I have fictionalized the names, only.
Know anyone with food allergies? Debbie has a goat dairy in town about 20 miles away, and she has an awesome recipe for a special ice cream that many people with food allergies CAN eat. But she doesn’t have the money…Continue
Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments
Here in Baltimore, we have learned that value-added products such as pickles and jams, dried teas and spice rubs, drinks, baked goods, and more can really supplement the income you earn to support your homestead or urban garden project.
Especially for our urban farm, where we want to…Continue
7:45am is one of my favorite times of the day. There is a quiet in my apartment that is palpable. The sun glows over the buildings on Broadway, and I can hear the whispered hum of my refrigerator. In only an hour, I'll be on the subway headed for the tangled wilderness of midtown Manhattan, but for now I have the world to myself.
Apple Cinnamon Butter
Makes 12 4-once jars…
Excerpt from Nevada Farm Bureau newsletter:
Hectic Week Of Engagement With Issues: The week, just concluding, turned out to be a full week of activity with a number of opportunities to communicate Farm Bureau policy to those who need to be aware of what Nevada farmers and ranchers think. During the Feb. 21st public forum at the University of Nevada, Reno, (UNR) Nevada Farm Bureau and a number of Farm Bureau members joined a full-fledged turnout by…Continue
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This is a winner. Tart, sweet, savory, chewy, and sour. All at the same time. Will wonders never cease?
Cranberry Apple Chutney
Adapted from a few sources
Makes about two pints for about $5
Full recipe at Local Me.
The first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair was a huge success! A hearty thank you to all who shared photos, videos, recipes, stories and skills over the past month. What a year you’ve all had – and how wonderful it is to share in your accomplishments and learn something new from each submission. The Fair was a…Continue
I'm in love with sunchokes. I just came up with a recipe for a side dish that pairs their whispered nutty flavor with the licorice nip of fennel, and the smack of apple. I'm thinking I'll remake this for a unique Thanksgiving side.
Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?
I've spent the year trying to eat as locally as possible (blog: Local Me). I read about sweet potato enchiladas in Farmer John's cookbook. My recipe goes in a different direction, especially with the spices.
Sweet Potato Enchiladas
10 corn tortillas
3-4 sweet potatoes, prepared for mashing (baked in oven, stove or microwave)
2-3 tablespoons of butter
1 onion, diced
Added by Jay Geneske on November 7, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments
On Saturday October 29th, I along with other weather-hardy Farm Aid staffers, traveled through rain, wind, snow, and hail to New York City to Occupy Against Big Food.
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