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Urban Overalls
  • Female
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • United States
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What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I am a farmer's daughter turned urbanite. My farm skills growing up now serve me well in a city setting. We raise chickens, keep bees, garden, cook from scratch using whole foods, make cheese/wine/mead, and preserve the harvest.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Saag Paneer using our own spinach and our own paneer. It was flavorful, easy to prepare, and truly provided an authentic taste of India.
Currently reading:
Much Ado about Nothing
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My latest DIY project:
Making mead using honey from our bees
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Preserving the Summer Harvest

Cool morning temperatures, yellowing Honeylocust leaves, plus plants weighted down with vegetables point towards late summer harvest season.  A quick pass through my yard revealed ripe tomatoes, several cauliflower, onions, currents, and another round of green beans.  Meal planning is easy this time of year given the abundance of fresh produces.  Each day means more beans, more currents, more onions… but comes a point on how many times I can eat fresh green beans in a row for dinner.  It’s…


Posted on August 21, 2013 at 5:40pm — 2 Comments

Summer Grill Outs: Smoke like a Pro

A smoker is a wonderful piece of equipment.  We use it as an extension of our kitchen, and on hot summer evenings, it is a great way to have the cooking take place outside on the patio, rather than heating up the kitchen.  For those of you who are not familiar with a smoker, it is a device that allows you to control the temperature (typically within the 200F – 300F range) while cooking over heat/fire that generates smoke which is intended to permeate the food you are cooking.  Ribs, loins,…


Posted on August 21, 2013 at 5:35pm — 4 Comments

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At 3:38pm on August 16, 2013, Jennifer said…

Hi, Urban Overalls. Welcome to HOMEGROWN! My name is Jennifer, and I'm the flock tender here: site updater and tweaker, feeder and waterer of content. I’m so glad you found us. I hope you’ll turn up plenty of projects and ideas here to spur you on, and I hope you’ll be game for sharing some of your own, too—yum, saag paneer—in our member blog, The Stew. (If you ever want to cross-post you’re your own site here on HOMEGROWN, please do. We love to share the love!) Elsewhere on HOMEGROWN, you can always find the latest additions to the site at the top of the homepage, and if you’ve ever got questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my profile page or shoot me a message. I hope you feel right at home!

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