Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

All Blog Posts Tagged 'food' (88)

Heaven By Coconut Rolls

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…


Added by Anne Radcliffe on July 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Rejoicing in the Springtime

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…


Added by Desiree on April 18, 2013 at 7:47pm — No Comments

URGENT- FDA begins implementing sweeping food-safety law

Original Article - Washington Post

With recent outbreaks of salmonella, e. coli, and listeria, it's understandable that there is concern about safe harvesting and processing…


Added by Carrie Seal-Stahl on January 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Living The Good Life - Walking in the footsteps to Scott & Helen Nearing

 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

How to guide for pressure canning homemade chicken stock

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,…


Added by Robert Brennan on August 8, 2012 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

We Are Not Alone. Do You See Yourself Here?

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…


Added by Patricia Stewart on June 9, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Learn what kind of food license you need to sell your pickles, jams, eggs, meat, and more!

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…


Added by Aliza Ess on May 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Apple Cinnamon Butter

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…


Added by Jay Geneske on March 8, 2012 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Local food movement in NV victory over University's attempt to re-zone & sell/develop urban farm land

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…


Added by Kimberly Phipps-Nichol on February 27, 2012 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Fort Tryon Tatin

A couple weeks ago, I received a tweet from Chez Us proclaiming that I'd won their cookbook giveaway. A couple days ago, Plenty arrived in the mail, and I'm enthralled.

Of the many vibrant…


Added by Jay Geneske on February 21, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Family Farmers, Small Seed Companies, Need Support

"Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens," wrote Thomas Jefferson, "They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting…

Added by Flour Sack Mama on February 1, 2012 at 10:29am — 1 Comment

Two Winter Pear Preserves

I spent the midnight hour a few nights ago working magic with some pears.  

Butternut Squash and Pear Preserves
Pear Cinnamon Jam


Added by Jay Geneske on January 31, 2012 at 9:33am — 9 Comments

HoneyBea Farm, the Beginning

HoneyBea taste-testing the garlic

Welcome to HoneyBea Farm. We are a small urban farmstead with just over an acre, a couple…


Added by Jen Garrison on January 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Cranberry Apple Chutney

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.

Added by Jay Geneske on January 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Winners and Wrap-Up!

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…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on December 9, 2011 at 3:28pm — 4 Comments

Sunchoke, Apple, Beet, and Fennel Salad

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.

Added by Jay Geneske on November 12, 2011 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Buttercup Squash

Greetings! I recently made a dynamite soup with buttercup squash (recipe here). I definitely struggled with peeling its really tough skin. Any recommendations?

Added by Jay Geneske on November 9, 2011 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Homegrown Fair Submission: Sweet Potato Enchiladas

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

Occupy Against Big Food

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.



Added by Caroline Malcolm on October 31, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

HOMEGROWN Fair Submissions

Hi folks! Yesterday we posted about our first-ever HOMEGROWN Fair.  We're looking for your submissions (new or old posts) to be included in the healthy competition for a few great HOMEGROWN prizes! Just post a member blog with the title "HOMEGROWN Fair Submission," or edit the title of an older post from this year to be included (be sure to change the post time and date…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on October 27, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Monthly Archives











Join us on:


  • Add Videos
  • View All


  • image



  • image



  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2015   Created by HOMEGROWN.org.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

Community Philosphy Blog and Library