Category Archives: Foodies

{Home Canned} Tomato Hamburger Soup

The geese have already started heading south. I can hear them honk and take flight- it is the grandest sight to see them fly right by my little balcony, eye level with me. I love to see them in flight and, although some people think geese are a nuisance, I think they are beautiful! It […]

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Homemade Tomato Sauce {the easy way}

  “Ma and Laura picked the tomatoes… There were enough ripe tomatoes to make almost a gallon of preserves.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder , The Long Winter     I am so grateful – we have an abundance of tomatoes and I do mean an abundance – flowing out of our garden. It is wonderful! […]

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Canning Cucumbers {Bread & Butter}

It’s canning season! What have you canned for your pantry already? There are so many fun recipes out there to try – or time-tested ones passed down from mothers and grandmothers. This year, along with dill pickles, we added bread and butter pickles and a cucumber relish, to our canning to-do list. The girls helped […]

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The Lost Art of Pie Making

“Pie is slow food in a too fast world. Pie is a loving gesture.  Good pie is simple, wholesome and real. You know what else pie is? It’s sitting on the front porch glider having a lively conversation with family and friends,  even thought it’s too hot outside and there are a few mosquitoes to […]

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{Quick} Mixes For the Pantry

 “Ma had cooked an especially good supper because they had company. There was stewed jack rabbit with white-flour dumplings and plenty of gravy. There was a steaming-hot, thick cornbread flavored with bacon fat. There was molasses to eat on the cornbread…” -Little House on the Prairie   One thing I love to see lined up […]

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