100 FOOT DIET – Growing Closer to Home

Homegrown Diet – Fall Edition

Summer veggies are still holding out and growing here on the urban homestead. Salad days are here again and pretty soon broccoli and snow peas will be ready. Onions, potatoes, turnips, radishes, and other root crops are going into the garden.   Need to plant fava beans and garlic.


B – homemade, homegrown pomegranate waffles (homeraised eggs, “100 mile” raw milk) served with homegrown pomegranate syrup

D – homemade w.w. flour tortillas, homemade spanish rice (made with homegrown peppers, tomatoes) served with fresh homegrown tomatoes and sautéed homegrown peppers


B – homemade granola

L – leftovers from Saturday dinner

D – organic mac & cheese topped with homegrown chopped peppers, tomatoes, squash


B – homemade granola

L – homemade white bean soup made with homegrown celery, herbs pureed in hand-cranked blender topped with homegrown, homemade pomegranate salsa served with homemade no knead herb (homegrown) bread

D – same as lunch


B – homemade granola

L – homemade cream green soup made with homegrown broccoli leaves, celery, parsley pureed in hand-cranked blender topped with raw cheese and served with homemade no knead herb (homegrown) bread

D – same as lunch


B – homemade granola

L – fried homegrown eggplant with homegrown salad

D – same as lunch


B – homemade granola

L – steamed homegrown greens, squash, peppers and herbs served over organic brown rice with cheese sauce made with raw cheese and raw milk

D – pizza topped with homegrown eggplant, peppers and tomatoes and basil with homegrown salad topped with homegrown pomegranate seeds


B – homemade granola

L – homegrown eggplant, peppers and basil served with w.w. pasta and parmesan cheese

D – homemade no knead herb (homegrown) bread with homegrown salad topped with homegrown pomegranate seeds served with homemade tomato sauce (made with homegrown tomatoes, peppers, onions, herbs) and w.w. spaghetti And now after a long delay of having promised to post …..

Granola Recipe

2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup raw coconut flakes

1/2 cup nuts

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/4 cup sesame seed

1/2 honey or maple syrup (honey will make a more moist granola)

1/3 cup cooking oil

1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

1. combine the oats, coconut, nuts. combine honey or syrup and oil stir into oat mixture. spread evenly on a lightly buttered 15x10x1 inch baking pan. bake in a 300 oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring after 20 minutes2. remove from oven, add dried fruit and immediately turn out onto foil ( Urban Homestead Tip — I use newspapers) Cool, break into clumps.

Makes 6 1/2 cup servings

* The ingredients mentioned above we purchase in bulk from a local food co-operative. We buy enough pounds at a time usually last us one entire year of granola makings. BOOKMARKS

Are Boys An Endangered Species? {MSN}

Half as many boys as girls are being born in some places around the world—and pollution is the prime suspect.
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The Future Is Drying Up {NY Times}

Scientists sometimes refer to the effect a hotter world will have on this country’s fresh water as the other water problem, because global warming more commonly evokes the specter of rising oceans submerging our great coastal cities. By comparison, the steady decrease in mountain snowpack — the loss of the deep accumulation of high-altitude winter snow that melts each spring to provide the American West with most of its water — seems to be a more modest worry. But not all researchers agree with this ranking of dangers. Last May, for instance, Steven Chu, a Nobel laureate and the director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, one of the United States government’s pre-eminent research facilities, remarked that diminished supplies of fresh water might prove a far more serious problem than slowly rising seas.
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::News Flash::

We are expecting some information concerning the RainWater HOGs stay tuned for details.


Thank you to all those who took the time to comment and email about the photo gallery that we are working on. Your thoughts and suggestions are very much appreciated.    We are laying the ground work with the new site in hopes of expanding PTF to do even greater work – that is the dream we wish to follow.   First things first, and – as is our mantra – one step at a time.

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  1. Wildside says:

    A little small something headed your way via snail mail this AM (or will be by Monday more like it…)

    Your food photos today are gorgeous! Wishing I lived someplace warm where pommegranites did — the seeds are beautiful, like jewels… I usually buy one or two per year as a special treat — love them. So living vicariously through your photos!

    Can you again tell us a little more about water hogs in your journal sometime? This morning I am wondering how much they cost and how much water they hold…

  2. Wildside says:

    Me again.

    Spending quite a bit of time at your site this AM and just found the previous water hog info from your link provided — 50 gallons. But now, cost? Hmm… And I don’t live in LA either! Oh, well, still very interesting to read about and consider.

    NOTE: In re: to emergency preparedness, the government wants us all to have an emergency stash of about 3 gallons potable water per person per day…

    Thank you for the fantastic job you have been doing with your very informative journal posts all these years. You have definite talent — in more than just one area!

    OK, back to something more mundane — doing the dishes. 😉

  3. Helen says:

    Thanks so much for providing your recipe for homemade granola. I’m looking forward to making it for my family.
    Helen in Needles