Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to dry sweet corn

So, as part of my canning marathon yesterday, I dried corn.  What the heck?  You ask?  Why dry corn?  It does SO well in the freezer! Well… Let me tell you.  I saw a dried corn recipe recently and decided … Continue reading

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How to make Sweet Relish (cucumber)

This morning, I set out down to the farmers market with 2 goals in mind: 1) To buy some cukes to get some relish going and 2) To buy some corn in order to dry it. When we got to … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Town & Country Gardening:
Source: Americans throw away 40 percent of their food Americans are tossing away 40 percent of their food essentially every other piece of food that crosses our plate or the equivalent of $2,275…

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How to freeze and can corn

I’m going to preface this post by saying; freeze the stuff.  You get a much better product (and, as we all know, canning doesn’t always work!) On Thursday this week, I called up my favorite local farmer and reserved 120+ … Continue reading

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Cats.

Our little Sammy seems to have gone walkabout again.  While we were away at Pennsic, we had a workman here fixing the rotten wall in our bedroom.  Even with specific instructions to keep the cat inside, he left the inside … Continue reading

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Oil lamps

I have been a bit oil lamp obsessed over the last year or so.  When we moved, we uncovered the two lamps I’d had, but never used.  Squee!  It makes my heart go pitty pat! Immediately, those went onto the kitchen … Continue reading

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Water Storage

Das husband and I have been working at being more self sufficient and disaster prepared.  Towards the disaster prepared end of things, we have been working on (AND COMPLETED!!!) the water storage!  YAY!!!  It only took us 6 months to … Continue reading

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More politics

I’ve just run across a speach which I completely adore.  It says, very elegantly, from a journalistic perspective, a lot of the thoughts I’ve been thinking.  Go here.  I also give you my newest most favorite MEME, done by Friends … Continue reading

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A pantry, larder or stockpile – What is it? Why do those crazy folks on TV think it’s so important?

There seem to be an unusually high number of programs on TV lately dealing with prepping, stockpiling and extreme couponing; all revolving around food storage.  For some, it’s a way to offset economic hardship – buying for free or very … Continue reading

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Post Pennsic Post…

We’ve returned from the land of the wet, sodden and moist.  Even though most of the rest of the eastern seaboard is dry as a bone, Western Pennsylvania is having tornadic thunderstorms with impressive cloud walls!  The Pennsic Waar is an … Continue reading

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