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16 Nov · Sat 2013
Home Farm Herbery Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend offers a great recipe and a 4 pack gift card for Chirstmas
Home Farm Herbery Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend offers a great recipe and a 4 pack gift card for either your use or for really unique and affordable gifts at only $12.98 any time of the year for family, friends, work staff or just your favorite cook. Why not try some today to make your family and friends some good home made chemical-free soup?
When you order today you help send the net proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So order now.
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Posted by Arlene @ 07:26 PM CST
05 Nov · Tue 2013
Home Farm Herbery Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend offers a great recipe and a 4 pack gift card a great holiday gift
Great, unusual, thoughtful and reasonable gifts include our Pumpkin Soup Blend Card Home Farm Herbery Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend offers a great recipe and a 4 pack gift card for either your use or for really unique and affordable gifts any time of the year for family, friends, work staff or just your favorite cook. Why not try some today to make your family and friends some good home made chemical-free soup?
We thank you for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital so place your order now.
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Posted by Arlene @ 09:31 PM CST
31 May · Fri 2013
Baby Bear Pumpkin Seeds (Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
At Home Farm Herbery we love these Baby Bear tiny pie pumpkins which are easy to grow. This is a tiny pumpkin that reaches up to 6" across and up to 2 pounds. The sweet orange flesh is great for pies and has tasty seeds. The plant is disease and frost tolerant with high yields of 10-20 fruits. The Baby Bear is an All-American Selections winner.
86% Germination rate
105 days from plant until harvest
Country of origin
We have a very limited supply of these beautiful pumpkin seeds and it comes with directions on how to save the seeds for next year provided you do not toast them and eat them all up!
Approx. 30 count seed pkg. $4.99 all orders are shipped free and all orders come with a free herb or herb blend of our choice.
We thank you in advance for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s
Posted by Arlene @ 04:17 AM CDT
11 May · Sat 2013
Pumpkin Soup Blend
Home Farm Herbery Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend offers a great recipe and a 4 pack gift card for either your use or for really unique and affordable gifts any time of the year for family, friends, work staff or just your favorite cook. Why not try some today to make your family and friends some good home made chemical-free soup?
There are four 0.5 oz. packages in this neat packaging and it comes with a mailing envelope for gift giving. Price is only $11.80. Buy now! Buy three 4 pack gift cards and get 1 free now. Just in time for those gift giving days.
Or if you want to buy just one 0.5 oz. package the price is $3.95 per package and it comes with our Zesty Pumpkin soup recipe. Buy today and we ship free plus we will send you a free, complimentary herb or herb blend of our choice.
We thank you for your purchase as all our net proceeds go to St. Jude Children's
May the Creative Force be with you as you tread the earth lightly!
Home Farm Herbery
Posted by Arlene @ 01:48 PM CDT
16 Feb · Sat 2013
We are busy here at Home Farm Herbery at many things such as starting many organic and heirloom seeds in the greenhouse, getting new raised planters built, creating new herb blends and putting new organic and heirloom seeds up on Local Harvest as they become ready and proven for 2013 plantings.
We start off our chilly mornings with some of our Home Farm Herbery teas and we find one of our favorites is our Herbal Chocolate Chai and it can be found at this link
It been cold here with a lot of wind that brings us a low chill factor so the other day I made some good pumpkin soup and here is the recipe.
Zesty Pumpkin Soup
Makes 6 good size cups
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, crushed
3 cups chicken broth
1-3/4 cups (16 oz) can) Libby's solid-pack pumpkin
1 cup half & half
Optional: sour cream & chives
In large saucepan, melt butter, sauté onion and garlic until soft.
Add Home Farm Herbery’s Zesty Pumpkin Soup Blend
and cook 1 minute.
Add broth gently, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes.
Stir in pumpkin and half & half; cook 5 minutes.
Pour into blender container. Blend until creamy.
Serve warm, or reheat to desired temperature.
Garnish with dollop of sour cream and chopped chives, if desired.
That soup coupled with some of Home Farm Herberys hearth baked crusty carraway rye bread was just the thing for a healthy delicious supper. Our carraway seeds are so good and can be found at http://www.localharvest.org/caraway-seeds-C24113
Our deal of the week is our White Wonder Cucumber seeds. This rare heirloom seed is in limited supply and we only have 5 packets so get your quickly at http://www.localharvest.org/cucumber-white-wonder-seeds-heirloom-C25028
Posted by Arlene @ 10:16 PM CST
10 Nov · Sat 2012
How to make Pumpkin and Carrot Powder©
By Arlene Wright- Correll
If you own a dehydrator it is not very hard to make your own pumpkin powder which is used to add flavor and nutrients to many dishes, such as pancakes or instant pumpkin puree for pies and other dishes simply by adding water. I like the fact that by making my own pumpkin powder, I can use my own fresh ingredients year round and save money.
It is moderately easy to make pumpkin powder and you must use a pumpkin that is in ideal harvesting condition in order to have flavorful powder.
Once you have chosen your pumpkin you must wash and dry the outside of a pumpkin. You can use a large pumpkin or several smaller pumpkins when you want a large batch of pumpkin powder. I like using the pie pumpkins and I avoid using the Jack-O-lantern pumpkins or decorative pumpkins even though you can. I suggest Sugar Pie pumpkins; red Kuri, Pink Banana and Cinderella pumpkins just to name a few.
Now cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds and set them aside and then cut out the stem and blossom end and cut the pumpkin into narrow pieces that are 2 inches long.
Next I steam the pumpkin slices by setting them on a steaming tray over simmering water and I cook them with a lid on until they start to soften. I stop the cooking and let them cool enough so I can easily handle them.
The next step is to set the slices on my dehydrator tray. If you do not have a dehydrator you can place the pumpkin on a cookie sheet the oven with the heat set at "low" or "warm." and dehydrate until all the moisture has been removed. Since this takes several hours it will tie up your oven depending on how much pumpkin you have so I recommend a dehydrator. A good dehydrator is fairly inexpensive and usually costs $25.00 to $35.00 and can be found on such places as Amazon. If you are using your oven you need to check the pumpkin periodically. Using a dehydrator just set the timer to the desired time as per your instruction book. A dehydrator pays for itself in no time and I personally feel that as the economy and the world changes having a dehydrator is a great investment in learning how to survive hard times.
Once the pumpkin is totally dehydrated you must grind the dried pumpkin into a powder using a food processor. I know one gal who uses a coffee grinder and when I was in Mexico I saw a woman using a mortar and pestle which took a lot of muscle and hard work.
Once your pumpkin is ground store the powder in a jar or container with a tight seal and keeps it in a cool dry location.
To reconstitute pumpkin powder use 1 part powder to 2.5 parts water.
You can do the same thing with most vegetables and I like to do carrots the same way. I like to make sure my carrots are not woody. I remove stalks and tips and then wash carrots, scrape off the skins and then slice to about 56 mm thick using stainless steel knife.
Next I blanch the slices for 3 minutes in hot water containing 1.5 ounces of salt per gallon. Then cool immediately in running water. I have never had to worry about the carrots browning, but if you wanted to prevent browning and discoloration you can dip them in 0.1 percent sodium erythorbate.
Now I spread the carrots evenly on my dehydrator trays. I have a friend who dries her carrots in her solar dryer and another who uses her oven at temperature of 150º F. Dry until the temperature is down to 6%. Cool and then pulverize in a blender or electric grinder.
I use carrot powder by adding to flour mixes when I make carrot cake or add to stews or soups when I want a carrot flavored base thickening. You can reconstitute carrot powder using 1 part carrot powder with 4 parts water.
Powders are an easy way to have emergency rations, take up less space and for me reduce space in my freezer or eliminate canning while preserving more of the flavor.
I like the fact that dehydration goes on without taking up all my time and it allows me to do a lot of other things while my dehydrator is doing its thing.
Posted by Arlene @ 11:43 PM CST