33 International Women Writers Who Are Bold for Change - Words Without Borders By Jessie Chaffee In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re reading work by women whose writing and lives epitomize this year’s theme: “be bold for change.” Here’s our recommended reading list: NSAC – Farming Opportunities The future health and vitality of agriculture, the food system, and rural communities depends on the successful entry of all who want to pursue a sustainable farming livelihood. Over the next two decades an estimated 400 million acres of U.S. agricultural land will be passed on to heirs or sold as farmers 65 and older retire (currently one-third of all farmland owners are retirement age). While there is a growing number of young people, new immigrants, and second-career professionals who want to enter into farming, they face a myriad of challenges such as the rising cost of farmland, a critical shortage of training, and lack of financing. Fortunately, the 2008 Farm Bill makes a greater investment in beginning farmers and ranchers than ever before, making it more likely that aspiring farmers will have the tools and financial resources they need to get a start on the land.
Double Dipped Apple Doughnuts Given the choice between being home and not being home… I’m the girl that always chooses home. Brooklyn is amazing. San Francisco is delicious. Baltimore is bonkers. Home is my heart. Home is where I keep my jar of Sharpie markers, my clean white sheets with the familiar smell, and my giant mankitten. Landis Valley Museum - Pennsylvania German Heritage - Lancaster County Tourism, PA Heirloom Seed Project & Farm Program Landis Valley Museum is home to the Heirloom Seed Project. Established in the mid 1980s, the Heirloom Seed Project's focus is on seed preservation, seeds from heirloom varieties of vegetable herbs and ornamentals that have historical significance for Pennsylvania Germans from 1750 to 1940. Heirloom or open pollinated fruit brings our history into the present with flavors and beauty from the past. Unlike hybrid plants, gardeners can save seeds from heirloom varieties with the assurance that the fruit from each new generation of plants will bear fruit that is similar to the fruit from the past seasons.
Baking 21 Apr Lemon Blackberry Mini Tarts Baking | Russell van Kraayenburg Fresh, sweet, and tangy. Blackberry season is approaching as farmers’ markets emerge from hibernation across the country. Tarts are a simple, sweet showcase for these juicy berries. The crisp crust, delicate fruit, and creamy lemon curd give your palate everything it wants from spring How to Improve Your Handwriting – A Refresher by Kristin Nohe A refresher by Kristin Nohe Kristin Nohe spent her childhood obsessively filling sketchbooks in Bel Air, Maryland. Her first job after graduatingwith aBFA in Illustration was designing seasonal products for Target for 4 years. She is now a freelancer designer. Processing Clay the Easy Way (As featured in the January 2008 issue of Practically Seeking) Today we usually think of clay as being used for pottery but in truth the uses are almost endless. For thousands of years man has used this substance for a whole host of things, from pigments to medicines. One of the most abundant materials on earth, clay can be found almost anywhere — just look for areas where the ground has broken into a bark like pattern (as on a tree) or areas where water tends sit longer after a heavy rain.
Baba au rhum I can't actually remember the first time my mom made Baba au rhum. But somewhere in my teenage years, it became a yearly tradition and she wowed family and friends (and got them tipsy too!) with this recipe. A Baba - you may be wondering - is a yeasted brioche bun that is soaked in rum syrup. My mom would make this dessert only once a year at Christmas, so it was a cherished and much-anticipated holiday treat. At this time of year, I miss my mom so much. Culture - The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels 12. Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex (2002) What are the greatest novels of the opening years of this tumultuous century?
CLEAR POLYCARB SHEET - Plastic Rods How To Measure | Close it Measure Twice, Cut Once Once we cut a stock size piece, we can't ever sell it as full size piece again. All cuts are nominal. Back to the regular swing of things :) Monday, October 31st, 2011 Pearl barley and puy lentil salad with roasted heirloom baby tomatoes, chorizo and baby radish 1 cup pear barley1 cup puy (or French) lentilsLarge handful heirloom baby tomatoesHandful green beansHandful baby radish, thinly sliced2 medium-sized whole chorizo sausageJuice 2 lemonsOlive oil & EVOOSalt & freshly ground black pepper1 tablespoon poppy seedsExtra lemon wedges to serveBaby basil leaves Pre-heat oven to 140˚C (280˚F)Slice baby tomatoes in half, drizzle with a little olive oil and slow roast in the oven for 1.5 hours until caramelised. Remove from oven and allow to cool.Bring a small pot of water to the boil then add in the green beans, simmer over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes, then remove beans and plunge into a bowl of iced water.