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Making Genever-style Gin

by: EJ on 06/23/2017

It’s summertime and the drinks flow easy…oh wait what, that isn’t how the song goes? Well, sorry Janis, but maybe it should. I don’t know about you but I think hot weather and cold drinks just go together and gin is one of my favourite summertime treats.

In today’s post we learn a bit about the history of genever-style gin and what …

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Cheese Versus Cheeze – What is Plant-Based Cheese Anyway?

by: EJ on 06/19/2017

The Art of Plant-Based Cheese: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese by Karen McAthy is the second book in our Urban Homesteader Hacks series.  Karen, chef and founder of Blue Heron Creamery, says "Like all forms of fermentation and culturing, cheesemaking evolved as a means of preserving food for the long months after the harvest when …

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What the Heck are Garlic Scapes and Should I Eat Them?

by: EJ on 06/13/2017

Jenni Blackmore, author of The Food Lover's  Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well is not afraid to share her stories of garden fails.  Here is the description of her first attempt to grow garlic. 

"Years ago, when I didn’t know any better, I planted garlic in the late spring and was very disappointed with what I dug up later that same …

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Announcing the Urban Homesteader Hacks Series #homegrowncitylife

by: EJ on 05/03/2017

We are pleased to  announce The Food Lover's Garden: Growing, Cooking and Eating Well by Jenni Blackmore and The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese  by Karen McAthy; the first two books in our new Urban Homesteader Hacks series #homegrowncitylife.

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Win Two Tickets to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville May 6-7

by: Sara on 04/20/2017

We are giving away two weekend passes to the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC, May 6-7th and a book of your choice from one of our authors speaking at the fair!

Simply post in the comment section about why you would like to attend and you will be entered to win!

Draw takes place May 1st. 

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