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Christine Marie
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  • Loveland, CO
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Sunshine Survivalist
A bit about me:
...a want and need to learn what has been forgotten.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
rice and chicken casserole
Currently reading:
what ive written
Currently listening to:
husband snoring
My latest DIY project:
everyday is do it myself. ;o)

^ v ...

I've always been in-tune with Nature and the Outdoors. When I was a little girl my imagination ran wild with beliefs of being able to speak with the animals and feel trees' emotions. All the while running free in the small Iowa town I grew up in - building forts, climbing trees, taking it open myself to have litter-pick-up days around town - viewing the world as a young conservationist.

That little girl is always with me, however the older I get the more knowledge I want to obtain. Knowledge not only to better myself and my loved ones, but knowledge to use to give my part to all that is connected. There is so much negative energy out there, even though I am but one person, I can radiate positive energy in hopes it will influence others.

I currently reside in Florida, but soon will be making the adventurous journey with my husband to Colorado. I am thrilled at the thought of crisp mountain air and the beautiful land. From this site I would love to gain knowledge on homesteading, food preservation as well as growing our own food.

Many thanks to those who created this site.

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Homemade Noodles

This last weekend I made homemade noodles. Quite tastey, I might add. I remember my Mother making noodles when I was little, having me help unroll them and laying them out to dry on the counter.

So lately, I have been craving these noodles.. especially after telling Bryan how fantastic they were when I was little. My stories of my Mother's cooking always prompts cravings and brings nostalgia.

Here is the recipe I used:


* 2 cups… Continue

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

Refried Beans and tortillas

On Sunday I decided to cook homemade tortillas and refried beans. I make burritos for my Love's work lunches, and am tired of buying canned refried beans and bags of tortillas. I figured that not only would this be a fun learning adventure, but perhaps I could save a bit of money in the long run.

The refried beans were very easy to make. I rinsed some raw pinto beans, picking out any bad beans or stoney bits. Then I boiled the beans for about 2 1/2 hours - until they were soft and… Continue

Posted on May 6, 2009 at 10:19am — 5 Comments

Cook it yourself

First, I must say that I LOVE to cook. I picked up most of it from my Mother. I believe it is definitely an art - creating something yourself and getting to watch others enjoy it.. wonderful feeling.

So I made and baked my first bread this past Friday. It turned out wonderful! Now, I am hooked. I want to make everything from scratch! Not only do you save money, but I feel it is a whole new level of creating something beautiful with your own hands.

This morning I made… Continue

Posted on May 3, 2009 at 11:26am

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 6:12pm on April 27, 2009, bry said…
hello love
At 9:57am on April 28, 2009, Cornelia said…
Hi there - welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! Your photos are lovely - have you thought of entering the Bonnaroo ticket contest? contest Enjoy the site and chime in with questions or comments any time!
At 2:50pm on April 28, 2009, Lelo in Nopo said…
I love your photos Christine, especially of your hands! I can very much relate. :)
At 8:20pm on May 6, 2009, Judy Hendricks said…
Thank you Christine, Love you too!
What a fun website!

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