How to Roast That Turkey

How to Roast That Turkey About the turkeys available here at Homestead?  The folks who raised them - Maple Lawn Farm in Howard County - have some advice.
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Joseph ♥ 'Blue Princess' Hollies

Posted by Susan Harris.
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It's Turkey-Tasting Time

  Turkey Time Honestly, Thanksgiving wasn't even on my radar til I ran into this turkey-tasting opportunity at Homestead the other day.   Available for tasting …
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Five Reasons to Buy Locally Grown Plants

Guest Post by Kathy Jentz, Publisher/Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine Local Plants We hear a lot these days about locally grown food to help the …
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Not Too Late to Plant Trees and Shrubs

  The Article You don't have to take my word for it - it's what Joel Lerner says in today's Washington Post.  Read the whole article.
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Golden Spades Do Poinsettias

  Meet the Golden Spades, the bunch of committed gardeners who come to Homestead monthly to soak up a little Sumi wisdom.  They meet at 10 a.m. on first …
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What's the Difference Between Hay and Straw?

  It sort of goes like this.  A customer asks, “Do you sell bales of hay?”  My response is, “No, but we do sell bales of straw”, which is immediately followed …
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Fuyu Persimmon and Fennel Salad with Hazelnuts

Ingredients Serves 6 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallot 2 tsp. finely grated orange zest Kosher salt
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Grow a Row for the Needy

Grow a Row Did you see the news that so far at least 1000 pounds of vegetables have been harvested from the White House produce garden? Now that’s big news! …
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Books about Eating Clean and Backyard Homesteading

Clean Food I’m somehow drawn to the pure and clean eating aura especially with all of the news out there that many of the processed foods aren’t food at all; …
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Persimmons, Fruit of the Gods

by Rita Calvert, The Local Cook Word through the grapevine has it that Homestead Gardens owner Don Riddle just adores persimmons. I decided to explore more to …
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The Annapolis Blogger Behind Food and Gardening Blog What's the Muck?

Posted by Susan Harris Well, if you're reading this you've seen at least ONE garden blog but did you know there are thousands of them?  There are over 1,000 in …
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