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Green Tomatoes: Do Something With Them!

It pains me to see folks piling their spent tomato plants, laden with green tomatoes, at the curb for yard waste pick up. I'm glad to participate in this round up of…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 21, 2015 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Cherries & Strawberries, Mustard Greens & Garlic Scapes, and School's Out . . . for Summer!

Our days are alternating between unseasonably cool--love!--and surprisingly hot--not acclimated yet--so eating has been all over the place. I realized more than being a seasonal eater I am a weather-dependent eater. I don't care if the calendar says June, if it's…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on June 6, 2015 at 9:37pm — 2 Comments

Simple Dehydrated Salt & Vinegar Kale Chips

Here is a recipe I use to make salt and vinegar kale chips. More healthier than fried potato chips and taste good even using kale that sat around for a while.


10 oz or a "bunch" of Baby Kale

1/2 Cup of Olive Oil

1/3 Cup of Balsalmic Vinegar or 2-3 Tbls Raw Honey/Agave if you like sweet

1 tsp Sea or Kosher Salt

1/2 a lemon (Juiced). I used 1/4 tsp of lemon extract since I was out of lemons.


Mixing… Continue

Added by John F. Houpt II, PhD on February 27, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

106 Recipe Ideas Using Ground Beef (A Recipe Round Up)

We got our beef recently, a locally-raised grass-fed steer who had a penchant for dandelions.  I ended up with a lot of ground beef from our share, and I asked my fellow food bloggers for recipe ideas.  I've curated these 106 recipes (breakfast through dinner) into 9 categories, with photos of each one.  If you need any ideas for what to make with your beef, check this out!…


Added by Kirsten Madaus on October 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Super Awesome Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Cupcakes

Out here in the country, we live too far apart to make door-to-door trick or treating feasible for the local kids. So this weekend a dozen or so houses held our annual Treat Street event, where homeowners in the area pick one street to set up candy tables so that the kids and parents can go candy hunting…


Added by Lucy Clark on October 28, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Create Your Own Salsa Garden AKA Best Gift Ever!

Who doesn't like Salsa?  There are so many variations of Salsa, mild to hot, mango to jalapeno and even green tomato salsa.  Creating a Salsa Garden is easy!  Mary's Heirloom Seeds has made things even easier with Mary's Salsa Pack Seed Combo!

My first suggestion, Peat Pellets!  They make…


Added by Marianne Smith on October 24, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments

What's Ginger Bug?

Making some HomeGrown Ginger Bug and then a fermented beverage. Following the recipe from Nourished Kitchen

Added by Bruce Weaver on September 29, 2013 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Summer Grill Outs: Smoke like a Pro

A smoker is a wonderful piece of equipment.  We use it as an extension of our kitchen, and on hot summer evenings, it is a great way to have the cooking take place outside on the patio, rather than heating up the kitchen.  For those of you who are not familiar with a smoker, it is a device that allows you to control the temperature (typically within the 200F – 300F range) while cooking over heat/fire that generates smoke which is intended to permeate the food you are cooking.  Ribs, loins,…


Added by Urban Overalls on August 21, 2013 at 5:35pm — 4 Comments

Fresh Spinach Yogurt Dip

This recipe is one of my favorite quick snacks. Its quick, healthy, and so simple. Even the kids like it.. and they don't like much of anything! It calls for a few…

Added by Khristi Nunnally on August 14, 2013 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

Macaroni&Cheese with a twist

Cross-posted from my blog  http://misplacedhomesteader.blogspot.com/


I love macaroni and cheese.  But really, who doesn’t?  Well, except if you’re lactose intolerant, or vegan, or gluten free, or just don’t like cheese…


Added by Blair Eckman on November 1, 2012 at 2:21pm — 3 Comments

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…


Added by Robert Brennan on August 28, 2012 at 12:37pm — 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

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…


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

Holiday Cookies

Last year, a HOMEGROWNer posted a Christmas Cookie Countdown recipe for chocolate-covered cherry cookies (all the best flavors baked into one). 

This weekend I'll be making dozens and dozens of holiday treats - old favorites like Russian tea cakes and peanut butter Hershey kiss cookies and gingerbread and some new recipes (peppermint bark!).

What are your favorite…


Added by Caroline Malcolm on December 16, 2011 at 4:51pm — 1 Comment

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

HOMEGROWN Fair Roundup: Week 2

It was another wonderful week of HOMEGROWN Fair submissions. They've been fantastic so far - it's hard to pick just one winner each week! We love taking a peek into the backyards, gardens, and kitchens of HOMEGROWNers; thanks for sharing.


Congratulations to Brooke and her lovely backyard chickens, winners of Week 2 of the HOMEGROWN Fair. We loved the photos of…


Added by HOMEGROWN.org on November 14, 2011 at 12:09pm — No 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

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

Another Gorgeous day in Florida!

It has finally cooled down in South Florida. It's 79 degrees!  The eggplants are finally blooming thanks to a tiny cold snap we had over the weekend. Woohoo!

Yesterday was a very busy day.  It was a friend's birthday so I made brownies using applesauce instead of oil.  Yum!  And during my lunch break I made my version of Texas Caviar. The recipe is so easy and keeps in the fridge for several days.  I use it to top… Continue

Added by Marianne Smith on October 25, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Acorn Squash...MM MM Good!

Acorn Squash for dinner...Happy birthday to me!!!

Today I received a package from my sister with a beautiful wind chime and a homegrown acorn squash. It must be my birthday! I was so excited about trying another recipe that I cut it in half (no, the hubby cut it in half because I don't need an ER visit on our budget) and added proper seasoning and in the oven it went.


Acorn on the right : Sweet. Acorn on the left: Spicy.

Sweet… Continue

Added by Marianne Smith on September 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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