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Saturday, March 06, 2010

"Grow Your Own" roundup #39

With over 40 entries from 8 different countries around the world, this month’s “Grow Your Own” roundup has a lot to offer! Many of the US entries are about using up foods harvested the previous Summer, but some entries celebrate foods available right now in Winter, such as carrots, kale, or even foraged truffles.

You’ll notice a lot of lemon and tomato entries – two crops people grow a lot of at home. There are also entries featuring some unusual crops, such as hops and kefir. So without further ado, here are this month’s GYO entries, listed by ingredient.

Bananas and Papayas

Tropical Upside Down Cake with Banana-Cooking in Mexico

Tropical Upside-Down Cake by Kathleen of Cooking in Mexico in La Cruz, Nayarit, Mexico


Hummus_pesto - andreas recipes

Pesto Hummus by Andrea of Andrea's Recipes in Virginia, USA

gyo-antipasto-pasta-live love laugh eat

Anitpasto Pesto Pasta by Kim of Live: Love: Laugh: Eat in Portsmouth, Virginia, USA

Broccoli and Fennel

broccoli fennel stir fry-esmaas sense of things

Broccoli-Fennel Stir-Fry by Esmaa of Esmaa's Sense of Things in Loveland, Colorado, USA

Carrots and Kale

carrot-parsnip-harvest - sustainable eats

Chicken Noodle Soup by Annette of Sustainable Eats in Seattle, Washington, USA

Cavolo Nero (Italian Curly Kale)

Garlicky cavolo nero-Allotment 2 Kitchen

Cavolo Nero with Garlicky Butter Beans by Mangocheeks of Allotment 2 Kichen in Scotland, UK


birds-eye-chili2 -  home cooking rocks

Dried Chili Flakes by Connie of Home Cooking Rocks! in Antipolo, Rizal, Philippines

bombay lamb curry - homely living

Bombay Lamb Curry by Harrison of Homely Living in New Zealand

Curry Leaves

spiced pork with fried ginger and curry leaves

Spicy Pork with Fried Ginger and Curry Leaves by Annie of House of Annie in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Green beans

scrap soup - 5 acres and a dream

Scrap Soup by Leigh of 5 Acres and a Dream in South Carolina, USA

Green Onions

Salmon coconut milk nutmeg chili onigiri - momgateway

Pea Salmon Coconut Milk Onigiri by Ann of MomGateway in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA


citra_IPA - Schrambrau

Citra IPA by Dave of Schrambrau in Nampa, Idaho, USA

Harvest Rye Ipa - Better Beer Blog

Harvest Rye IPA by Peter of Better Beer Blog in San Jose, California, USA


Kidney Beans Burgers with Jalapeno - Erbe in Cucina

Kidney Beans Burgers with Jalapeno by Graziana of Erbe in cucina (Cooking with herbs) in Acireale, Sicily, Italy


pom chicken-nikas culinaria

Three Secrets Chicken by Nika of Nikas Culinaria in Wales, Massachusetts, USA


honey lavender cake - liisas new blahhhg

Honey Lavender Cake by Liisa of Liisa’s New Blahhhg in Medford, Oregon, USA


Chicken Sate - twice cooked duck

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce by Ross of Twice Cooked Duck in Bangalow, New South Wales, Australia


Sangria - kitchen gadget girl

Sunday Sangria by Gudrun of Kitchen Gadget Girl in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

eggless low fat lemon loaf - evolving tastes

Eggless Low-fat Lemon Loaf from Evolving Tastes in the USA

pom salad - feeding my enthusiasms

Lemon-Pomegranate Tango Dressing by Elle of Feeding My Enthusiasms in Northern California, USA

limoncello - driving like a maniac

Limoncello by Katja of Driving Like A Maniac in Salento, Puglia, Italy

Limoncello - Mason Jars and Mixing Bowls

Limoncello by Graham of Mason Jars and Mixing Bowls in Chandler, Arizona, USA


RedQuinoa Tabouleh - lava to lilikoi

Red Quinoa Tabouleh by Lucy of Lavalily in Ocean View, Hawaii, USA

Mustard Greens

sausage potato flat bread - sippitysup

Sausage and Potato Flat Bread with Mustard Greens by Greg of SippitySup in Los Angeles, California, USA

Onions and Garlic

quick seafood pasta - bored goldfish

Quick Seafood Pasta by Janette of Bored Goldfish in New Zealand


Chimichurri - you should grow that

Chimichurri Dressing by Melissa of You Should Grow That! in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Pasta Sauce, Eggplant, Silverbeet

summer harest vegetarian canneloni - frills in the hills

Summer Harvest Vegetarian Canneloni by Liss of Frills in the Hills in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Jambalaya - Mrs Jay Bob

Jambalaya by Linda of MrsjayBob in Hartford, South Dakota, USA

Pizza Sauce

deep dish pizza - all natural mama

Deep Dish Pizza by Penny of All Natural Mama in Freeport, Illinois, USA


pumpkin mochi - the crispy cook

Pumpkin Mochi by Rachel of The Crispy Cook in Saratoga County, New York, USA

Roasted Tomato-Pepper Mix

Turkey Chipotle Sauce

Turkey Chipotle Sauce Over Pasta by Sharlene of Solar Cooking for Mainstream Cooks in Willow Spring, North Carolina, USA

Root Veggies

Big Borcht - Trout Caviar

Big Borscht by Brett of Trout Caviar in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA


Pureed vegetable soup - Queen of the Castle Recipes

Pureed Vegetable Soup by Lynn of Queen of the Castle Recipes in Los Gatos, California, USA


Tomato Pasta sauce - home grown

Tomato Pasta Sauce by Christie of Home Grown in Victoria, Australia

sundried tomato feta caramelized onion tart - appalachian feet

Sun-Dried Tomato, Feta and Caramelized Onion Tart by Eliza of Appalachian Feet in Greenville, South Carolina, USA

Simple Saturday Pasta by Leonie of Voted With Our Forks in Canberra, Australia

dried tomato polenta with mushrooms - the eaten word

Tomato Polenta with Mushrooms by Kathryn of The Eaten Word in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA

Tomato Jam-The Claytons Blog

Tomato Jam by Gail of The Claytons Blog in Exeter, New South Wales, Australia

home made tagliatelle - saucy onion

Homemade Tagliatelle with Edible Balcony Tomato and Basil Sauce by Indira of Saucy Onion in Sydney, Australia

sun-dried tomato and herb foccacia - urban food producer

Sun-Dried Tomato and Herb Focaccia by Kate of Urban Food Producer in Seattle, Washington, USA


truffles - fat of the land

Foraged Truffles by Langdon of Fat of the Land in Seattle, Washington, USA

Winter Greens

saag tofu - di hickman blog

Saag Tofu by Di of Di Hickman’s Blog in Simi Valley, California, USA


My heartfelt thanks to all those who participated in this month's GYO. It’s so inspiring to see all the different dishes you make with homegrown or foraged food.

Stay tuned for the announcement of next month’s roundup!

Aloha, Nate


Rachel said...

Fantastic roundup. I saw so many droolworthy dishes. How about those foraged truffles!

Kathleen said...

Thank you, Nate and Annie, for putting Recipe Round-Up together. This is a great collection for the month. I tweeted and blogged, posting your link.

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for doing this, Nate and Annie. Some delicious looking stuff out there! I printed out a couple recipes I'm hoping to try :)

Sharlene T. said...

It's wonderful seeing all those great dishes! So many recipes; so little time! Thanks for hosting and sharing.

Twice Cooked Duck said...

Heartfelt thanks Nate & Annie for putting the round-up together - we really appreciate your efforts & it's soooo good to see all the different food from around the world.

Elle said...

Great roundup! SO many wonderful recipes to try and super inspiration. Thanks!

Andrea said...

Nate and Annie, you are doing a wonderful job hosting Grow Your Own! I must say I'm pretty envious of all the participants with lemon trees. I'd like to try to grow kaffir lime indoors, but not sure if it would work.

Nancy Guppy, said...

Totally awesome and in many ways mind blogging! Ha, ha. I visited many of the blogs too so I am happy about that as well. Keep it coming. I hope I can participate again in your next one!

seemie said...

amazing round-up! I bookmarked many recipes, thank you all!

Graziana (Erbe in Cucina)

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@all - thanks for your comments!

Yes, it is hard work to put together the roundup but I am happy to showcase so many recipes made using homegrown and foraged ingredients. Kudos to all you great gardener/gatherer cooks out there!