Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Nearly every morning I get up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. and go to sit down in what we call the “front room”. Really it is a parlor or sitting room, in the traditional sense, but it’s in the front of the house, so “front room” it is. I spend time reading the Bible and…

Friday, October 5 -Something To Look Forward To?

Here is a portion of what I canned last year. It feels very weird not doing ANY of this canning this year, but I remember how hard it was to do it. Something to look forward to next year?  Today, I plan on taking our orange cat for a check-up at the vet.  Then I’ve…

Slow-Roasted Applesauce

Slow-Roasted Applesauce Something that invokes the very essence of Autumn is the harvesting of apples, and from that the making of homemade applesauce.  To me, nothing smells as amazing as our house permeated with the scent of apples roasting in the traditional “fall” spices of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.  (I also add cardamom. So good.)…

Cooking Basics: Making Garlic Oil

Basics:  Making Garlic Oil Nearly every October or November, Dad and I plant garlic.  Garlic is rather prolific.  From one clove, you’ll get a whole head of garlic.  And since you cover the garlic bed with straw, you have little weeding to do. Last year, Dad and the kids did the garlic planting for us…

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth

Homemade Chicken Bone Broth All of us come from a heritage where at some point in history our ancestors used nearly EVERY part of the animal that they raised or hunted. My maternal grandfather’s family made it a family get-together, much like you’d read in Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder….