Category Archives: Homemade is Best

Gingerbread Blessings

“Fathers, mothers, remember this: and if you would not have your children lost to you in after-life — if you would have your married daughters not forget their old home in the new one — if you would have sons lend a hand to keep you in the old rose-covered cottage, instead of letting you […]

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Homemaking {in the Kitchen} for the Young Lady

“Cooking as an art – ‘Hidden Art’, if you want to call it – should be recognized and then developed in everyone who has to cook, wants to cook, or could cook! Cooking should not be thought of as a drudgery, but as an art. The danger today, for both men and women cooks, is […]

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Canning Pickled Beets!

Pickled beets, you may ask? Well, yes, if you have never tried them … you should. They are a family favorite around here! I never thought my children would like beets so much but they do and I am grateful. Fairly easy to grow in our climate, they are a great vegetable to grow in […]

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Why Bother?

  “Then the rush of harvest-time came. The oats were ripe, standing thick and tall and yellow. The wheat was golden, darker than the oats. The beans were ripe, and the pumpkins and carrots and turnips and potatoes were ready to gather. There was no rest of play for anyone now. They all worked from […]

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Dandy Jelly

    It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun. ~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) With our very cool, wet and late spring, […]

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