Tomatoes. Wow. Not.

This year, it seems either you HAVE enough tomatoes, thank you… …or else you don’t. This year, we don’t. We planted 40 Bradleys and Brandywines and got about ten quarts of tomato juice, total. She sighs. However, she DOES have tomato recipes and for those of you who have been blessed, she is willing toContinue reading “Tomatoes. Wow. Not.”

You Can’t Fax a Fig

We have all sorts of electronic substitutes these days. We push a button and things happen, things appear. We can bank on-line. We can borrow a book through the Kindle service. We can send an e-mail. But it’s not real money, not a real book, and not a real letter. We’ve trained ourselves to acceptContinue reading “You Can’t Fax a Fig”

Germ Warfare – 3 Plus Recipes!

A friend and I were discussing blanching before freezing when she asked, “Do you have to?” In an emergency, many foods you ordinarily would first prepare, you may freeze raw and untreated. Don’t expect them, though, to last over three months because blanching destroys the enzymes that induce ripening. Some vegetables, when not blanched, will continue maturing,Continue reading “Germ Warfare – 3 Plus Recipes!”

Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Fruit Salad 6 c. diced mixed fruits 1 c. chopped celery 1 c. nuts 1 c. coconut 1 Tbs. cinnamon 1/4 c. frozen orange juice concentrate Mix well and enjoy. Serves about ten. Overnight Dinner Rolls 2 pkg. dry yeast 2 c. warm water 1/2 c. sugar 6-7 c. flour, divided 2 t. salt 1 egg,Continue reading “Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes”

Pear Butter

Bumper Crop Oh, to bring back the days of sweet, crunchy pears! What memories of delicious fruit we would have forever! We cannot bring them back, but we can prolong those days by helping the harvest last longer, by canning those pears. If you are coming into the lovely problem of too many pears, hereContinue reading “Pear Butter”