RSSDIY, foraging, urban homesteading

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

‘America’s Test Kitchen’ On Grilling Peaches, Tofu And Burgers

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop advise using ripe fruit, extra-firm tofu and poking your hamburgers so they don’t puff up like tennis balls.

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The FDA Doesn’t Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors

The FDA Doesn’t Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors

| July 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

The FDA’s new proposal aims to reduce the risk that chickens will pick up salmonella from wildlife and lay contaminated eggs. But some farmers worry that the guidance could make it much harder for them to let their birds range freely on pastures.

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Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

Beyond Beer: Emma Christensen on DIY Brewed Beverages

| July 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

The author of True Brews shares her homebrewing habit with BAB’s Sarah Henry. Watermelon-Mint Soda anyone?

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Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens

Hipsters Off The Hook: The Truth Behind Abandoned Backyard Chickens

| July 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

Unwanted chicks are filling up some city shelters around the country, and some activists are blaming fair-weather hipster farmers. But a closer look reveals another root cause: When urban farmers order hens, they often end up instead with roosters — illegal in many cities.

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‘Eating On The Wild Side:’ A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

‘Eating On The Wild Side:’ A Field Guide To Nutritious Food

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our modern fruits, grains and vegetables aren’t nearly as nutrition-packed as their wild counterparts were thousands of years ago, says health writer Jo Robinson. Her new book offers advice on how to shop the produce aisle to select for foods that offer the best nutritional bang for the bite.

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Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

Why Micro-Gardening Could Go Big

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Micro-gardens are small spaces, such as balconies, patios and rooftops, cultivated with planting containers like wooden boxes and trash cans. Now, creative reuse of old materials and some new tools for sale are making it easier for urban dwellers to stretch their green thumbs.

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How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

How The DIY Butter Trend Got Churning

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s not just homesteaders, hipsters and foodies getting into the hands-on pursuit. The butter-churning craze is part of a larger, do-it-yourself food movement that includes everything from canning, to making homemade bitters, a food writer says.

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Urban Farmers Offer 6 Tips for Turning Brown Thumbs Green

Urban Farmers Offer 6 Tips for Turning Brown Thumbs Green

| July 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Author Lori Eanes and two Bay Area urban farmers share tips on how to get you growing crops in your backyard.

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Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules

Farm Free Or Die! Maine Towns Rebel Against Food Rules

| June 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Fourth of July is still days away, but in Maine, local food activists have already declared their independence. Ten towns so far have passed laws that essentially say local food producers don’t have to abide by state or federal regulations if they are selling directly to consumers. And the revolutionary fervor has reached the statehouse.

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Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

Spotlight on Summer Vegetables: “River Cottage Veg” Cookbook

British homesteader and meat-lover Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall comes to San Francisco to spread the gospel of greens with his new book, River Cottage Veg. With a recipe for River Cottage Summer Garden Soup.

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Modern Day Food Foraging Comes to San Francisco

Modern Day Food Foraging Comes to San Francisco

| June 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

Gina Scialabba attended the third annual Wild Foods Dinner at the Hotel Vitale. Americano’s Executive Chef Kory Stewart and food foraging expert Connie Green, author of “The Wild Table” prepared a unique six-course meal that was shaped largely by the bounty they located in nature.

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Ingredient Trend Alert: Pickled Green Strawberries

Ingredient Trend Alert: Pickled Green Strawberries

Green strawberries are trending. Stephanie Rosenbaum shares two recipes using this ingredient of the moment: Quick Pickled Green Strawberries and Green Strawberry and Mango Salsa.

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How to Make Kombucha: An Illustrated Mother/Daughter Tale

How to Make Kombucha: An Illustrated Mother/Daughter Tale

| May 21, 2013 | 4 Comments

See how a dripping blob of bacteria and yeast makes fizzy, homemade kombucha and bonds a mother and daughter. Liberally illustrated with drawings of Kombucha Killers, Vessel Guide, Friendly Add-Ins, Dangers Signs and Brewing Steps.

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First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

First Impression: Healdsburg SHED

What would a wine country locavore’s paradise look like? Stephanie Rosenbaum talks to Cindy Daniel, owner of Healdsburg’s new SHED, a 21st-century grange, store, and sustainable-living center.

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