Canning – Coleslaw

August 13, 2014

Canning coleslaw? Yes, I was skeptical too but I read account after account about how delicious this was and so I decided to try a small batch. It was so good that a small batch led to another small batch which led to a larger batch and now there are fifteen quarts and two pints on […]

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Canning – Sungold Tomato Jam

August 12, 2014

Let me introduce you to the Sungold Tomato. This is the first year I’ve grown this prolific plant and it will definitely have a place in the garden in the future. Sungolds are an indeterminate tomato which means that it will keep growing bearing fruit throughout the season. They need to be staked or supported […]

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A Slow Morning

August 10, 2014

It’s a quiet Sunday morning as I write this and I’ve decided to give myself the gift of a slow day. Gerry left in the wee hours of Friday morning to go fishing and I’ve been blessed with four days at home alone. I treasure these rare days and don’t want to squander them. For the […]

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Vegetable Soup and Slow Food

August 4, 2014

If you ask my granddaughter about fast food she will tell you that she doesn’t eat it and that she eats slow food instead. Her mommy is doing an excellent job of educating her on the merits of healthy eating. I’ve pondered the concept of slow food often recently as I’ve stood at my kitchen […]

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Grasshopper Lessons

July 16, 2014

It seems like almost every day there is some story, some photograph, or some other supposed truth circulating on social media that seems hard to believe. Yet many of these things go viral and intelligent people end up believing the stories to be true.  A by-product of the twenty-first century and the lightening-fast speed with which we […]

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An Occasional Brisk Laxative

July 9, 2014

One of the projects I planned for retirement was going through my grandmother’s old recipes. Many of these old recipes are in her own handwriting written in fading ink on paper that is falling apart. I want to do something to preserve them. Grandma also collected recipes from the newspaper; there are random clippings as well some full newspaper […]

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