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From Kitchen Garden to Urban Homestead

When I was growing up in West Virginia, we lived in a small college town. My mom always had a kitchen garden. She grew beans, snap peas, tomatoes, peppers and herbs in a small rectangle outside our kitchen door.  1,667 more words


The $$$tatus of Urban Farming

In Pha Lo’s 2011 Salon post, “When Eating Organic Was Totally Uncool,” the writer recounts her family’s history as subsistence farmers in a Hmong immigrant community in Sacramento, California. 688 more words


5 Household Chores I Didn't Have to Do in Baltimore

Here are five household chores I never had to do in Baltimore that are regular duties here in Arusha: 82 more words

Urban Homesteading

Indoor Winter Herbs, What you Cannot Can & More - The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

List of what you cannot safely can:
Do not add: Oats, wheat, barley, grains, rice, bread, noodles or pasta, hominy, crackers,  biscuits,  pie dough, eggs… 69 more words

Weekly Shows

Cow Knuckles and Bone Broth

As I’m typing an email to a homesteader friend that is offering me some bones from the grass-fed cow she put into her freezer…it dawns on me…..well….that…..I’m emailing someone about cow knuckles and what an odd subject for conversation. 378 more words


Soup Baked in a Pumpkin - Straight to the Point

1 medium pumpkin
1 qt of chicken on veggie broth
1 leek or medium onion
2 garlic cloves
fresh herbs
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper… 63 more words

Straight To The Point

A microwave love story

You might not have heard anyone admit to loving a microwave, but I am an unabashed admirer of what my microwave can do.

Here are some of the tasks that I employ my microwave to do in record time—and, I suspect, with less energy than conventional methods: 137 more words