Celebrate the culture of agriculture & share skills (Growing! Cooking! Eating!)

Kate Payne
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  • Austin, TX
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Cube Farmer, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
Kate Payne is the blogger and author behind forthcoming book, The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking (HarperCollins, April 19, 2011). She lives in Austin TX and hosts food/jar swaps and invites friends over often to watch and participate in canning adventures. She posts small-batch canning recipes, gluten-free baking projects, DIY cleaning product trials and other creative home improvisations to her blog, http://hipgirlshome.com/
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Buttermilk cake with home-canned plum preserves on top!
Currently reading:
The Amber Spyglass-Book III of the His Dark Materials Trilogy
Currently listening to:
KUT.org - listener-supported public radio from the University of TX at Austin
My latest DIY project:
hemming my curtains temporarily with straight pins
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Homemade gifts: Hot cocoa mix and marshmallows

We made hot cocoa mix and marshmallows as holiday and New Years gifts for our friends and family this year. The supplies were cost effective (which is essential seeing as we've moved back to Austin from Brooklyn earlier this month and don't have jobs yet) and the leftovers are interchangeable for other cooking projects.


We used the following ingredients/ratios…


Posted on December 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 11:04am on November 1, 2010, Cornelia said…
Hi Kate - welcome to HOMEGROWN! Love your blog and looking forward to your book! Please feel free to cross-post from your blog to the member blogs. It is how we get to know each other here. Let me know if you have any questions and enjoy!

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