{Farm Aid 2013} Grains Brains Pancakes

Editor’s Note: I am still over the moon, that Jennifer of Farm Aid’s Homegrown.Org reached out to From Scratch Club many moons ago about co-presenting the Skills Tent at this year’s Farm Aid Concert on September 21, at SPAC in my backyard, Saratoga Springs, NY.  We assisted Jennifer in stocking the Skills Tent class schedule…

{FSC Book Club} Put ‘Em Up! FRUIT Final Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. What a summer! If you’ve been following along with the FSC Book Club, you’ve been savoring every bit of the summer fruit bounty by freezing, canning or preserving with us using Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put…

{FSC Book Club} Assignment 1 & 2 Recap

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Can you believe it? We’ve already finished our first two assignments for Round 4 of the FSC Book Club. We are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em…

{FSC Book Club} …Round 4 BEGINS!

We read, we cook, we chat. That is the FSC Book Club. Round 4 of the FSC Book Club has begun! We  are reading and and cooking our way through Put ‘Em Up Fruit: A Preserving Guide & Cookbook. Creative Ways to Put ‘em Up and Use ‘em Up by the incredible Sherri Brooks Vinton. It’s a gorgeous…

{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…

{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…

{fsc book club} Assignment 1: Dairy, Cereals & Snacks

We are officially a week and a half into the relaunch of the FSC Book Club and it has been amazing! We switched our home base from the old Facebook forum to Goodreads, expanded our social media presence and decided to both read and cook our way through our current selection, Alana Chernila‘s The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods…

{giveaway} FSC Book Club Housekeeping & Recap

Our first-ever virtual FSC Book Club selection wrapped up this summer. Together, we read Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace and worked our way through it chapter by chapter. We met on our online forum on From Scratch Club’s Facebook page and talked about her recipes, her tips for cooking food in…

{announcing} FSC Book Club

Now that we’ve gathered over 2,000 friends on Facebook, it’s about time to announce our latest and greatest community-building project: the FSC Book Club! I’m sure you have figured out by now that we are book lovers. We read them, write book reports on them, cook from them, give them away as prizes… we love books….

{FSC SWAPPERS} The Homemade Pantry Book Event

{Yours Truly w/ Ms Alana Chernila, The Chef’s Shop, Book Launch, Saturday April 7th} Now that we have found a permanent home for the Troy Food Swap, its time to get serious. Time is precious, so why not have the food swap incorporate events within the food swap event? Am I right? A two’fer, if…

{4 saturdays, 4 giveaways} The Feedback Giveaway

UPDATE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012: THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winner of their choice of Keeping Bees or Keeping Chickens or Home Dairy or Canning & {reserving by Ashley English is: LUCKY #3: KIMMER: “Took the poll, recipes, local food and vendor information, all make me read the blog, the local look at food, gardens,…