Category Archives: Homemade is Best

A Simple Monday to Begin the Week

I’m sitting in my creaky rocking chair beside our back room, my granny blanket laid over the back to stop the draft, and a cup of hot tea sitting beside me. It’s quiet time in our house now. My two boys are napping and the girls are here at my feet, listening to a Pippi […]

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A Detailed Bread-Making Post 💝

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard The oven was hot and the fire, steady.  I propped open the cookstove door and tapped the top of the two bread loaves  baking nicely away- the crusted top of the loaves […]

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Hot Toast & Rose Petal Jelly

     “When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. […]

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Old Fashioned Ways

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austen   The {pink} phone in the kitchen rang, briefly interrupting our morning homeschool reading hour … it was my husband, letting me know he would not be home for dinner … he was needed at the funeral home until at least 9:30 p.m. […]

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Canning Zucchini

Have you had a surplus of that lovely, green vegetable (well, it’s really a fruit) – the zucchini – from your garden this year? Did you know you are able to can it? Yes, this is what I have been doing this year and during last year’s growing season as well. There are just so […]

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