Category Archives: cook with wood

Daily Life {Our Newly Inducted Family of Eleven}

“…in a time lacking in truth and certainty and filled with anguish and despair, no woman should be shamefaced in attempting to give back to the world, through her work, a portion of its lost heart.” -Louise Bogan     Have you stepped outside lately? Or have you been hunkering down inside your home, fearful […]

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Frugal, Healthy, Hearty Lentil Soup for February

My daughters and I are convinced – we love winter eating!   The fantastic menu varieties, the hearty dishes, delicious stews and healthy soups are so appetizing. Comfort foods abound in our home the moment the first snowflake flies until the first icicle begins to drip, drip drip and melt in March (or, honestly, sometimes […]

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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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When Mother Cooks With Wood

“In the past century, technology has accelerated at a dizzy-ing rate. Scores of machines have replaced the working and thinking of people — and do them better. These advances have freed us from countless, laboursome tasks, creating time for more satisfying jobs. But some tasks, though they take more effort, offer greater rewards when done […]

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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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