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The Homemade Kitchen author Alana Chernila


CLASS IS CANCELLED. From the Plate to the Page: Eating, thinking, and writing with Alana Chernila   Food is never just food. It’s memory, family, love, loss, and everything in between. Come early to this weekend’s food swap and join Alana for an inspirational workshop on translating tastes into words. Open to beginners and seasoned writers alike. Come hungry […]

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{FSC PODCAST} Episode 5: Raising Animals (for food)

Originally posted on FROM SCRATCH CLUB:
Raising animals for food. It’s a tricky subject, but we are tackling it with gusto in this month’s podcast. We’ve talked about growing vegetables, joining CSAs to pay someone else to grow vegetables and we’ve even talked a little bit about backyard chickens. Now we are bringing you an…

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I am pumped with excitement to announce that Austin-based author, Kate Payne, is coming back to the Capital Region for a THREE-DAY Extravaganza!!!!! I love Kate, you love Kate, we all love Kate! Kate is coming to town June 6, 7 & 8th to celebrate her newest book in the “Hip Girls” series: Hip Girls Guide to […]

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{FSC Time Machine} Thanksgiving 2013

Editor’s Note: Here’s Thanksgiving recipes over the past three years… Hope some inspire a new side dish or dessert or cocktail for your feast! -Christina Becky’s Creamy Pumpkin Pasta (gluten & dairy free) Maple Citrus & Ginger Cranberry Preserves Cornbread Stuffing Dianna’s 1st FSC post: Her Family’s Thanksgiving Traditions AND a Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe! […]

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{RECIPE REcap} Homemade Halloween Goodies

Halloween is right around the corner, why not get creative in the kitchen with your chocolate skills or your sugar skills! The FSC Time Machine starts us out with the Becky Show with all of her fabulous posts from October 2011 from her D.I.Y. Halloween Candy Series, then we move into other sugary items that […]

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{giveaway winner} Put em UP! Fruit

We had 96 amazing answers to our request to tell us about your love for fruit: in jam, as soda syrup base, poached in wine, used on meat, in a salad, etc… A comment won someone a copy of Sherri Brooks Vinton’s newest book, Put ’em Up! Fruit. First up, some amazingly personal & thoughtful comments: Terry: Since I […]

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{giveaway} Put ‘Em Up! Fruit.

Its Earth Day and I get to gush about a book (and host a giveaway) that inspires and educates folks on the ins & outs of putting fruit up, whether that’s in jam-form, syrup-form, frozen-form or or or…the sky is the limit! Growing your own fruit or buying fruit from your local farmers market or […]

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{FSC TIME MACHINE} Backyard Chickens Part 2

We’re spending this weekend talking chicken… …backyard chickens! Yesterday we had part one of the two-part series, with links to incubating & candling chick eggs, hatching chicks, sexing chicks and general ‘how to’ get started. Today, Liz shares her experience, tips & tricks all about the after-chick stage… Liz talks chicken coops   Why bother […]

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{FSC Time Machine} Backyard Chickens Part 1

Its ‘spring’ (although I have a foot of snow on my lawn) and its time to start thinking about finally making that jump into Backyard Chicken Land! Whether you hatch them yourself or buy from a local farmer you trust, we have insights from two contributors that have lots of experience: Liz and Jillian. We […]

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{FSC Time Machine} St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

St. Patrick’s Day 2013 is this Sunday. For those who celebrate, here’s a few FSC recipes to inspire your holiday fare. BOXY on the Griddle by Dianna. Boxty on the griddle, boxty on the pan, If you can’t bake boxty sure you’ll never get a man. Irish children’s rhyme +++ Way back in 2011, Erika […]

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{photo diary} Schenectady Greenmarket Food Swap

An FSC food swap at a Greenmarket? Why yes we did! …and boy was it fun! Thank you to Swappers and Schenectady Greenmarket Board Members Jennifer, Julie & Wendy (who is also a FSC Contributor) for making the swap happen with their tireless planning before, after & during the swap. Another big ‘thank you’ shout-out […]

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{FSC Time Machine} Tap Your Own Maple Syrup

Over the course of a few winters, Dianna has compiled a detailed series of posts on tapping maple syrup in your urban & suburban surroundings. The time is now to read up on the techniques, supply list and process so that you can begin tapping in another couple of weeks as spring is right around […]

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{FSC Time Machine} DIY Valentine Hijinx

 I say that ALL home cooking is a way to someone’s heart but if you want to focus on sweets & treats, here’s a couple recipes to inspire! -Christina Elizabeth’s step by step guide on baking cut-out cookies. +++ If you missed yesterday’s piece by Becky H’s on DIY Chocolate Bars- get to it! +++ Becky […]

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{FSC BOOK CLUB} we have a winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway for a copy of FSC Book Club’s 3rd selection: Whole Grains for a New Generation: Light Dishes, Hearty Meals, Sweet Treats, and Sundry Snacks for the Everyday Cook by Liana Krissoff. and now the winner of our giveaway is: Renee G: “I love cooking with brown rice.” Our Book […]

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Swapper Alana at April's Troy Food Swap

{FSC Time Machine} Food Swapping in 2012

Another weekend, another set of “Best of 2012″ posts! If you’re new to this series, for the first handful of weekends in 2013,  I’m jumping on the FSC Time Machine to create recap-posts on the different topics we covered in 2012.  So far we’ve recapped: Bread & Breakfast Gardening Winter Projects Podcasting Sweets & Treats, Part 1, Food […]

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