Monthly Archives: September 2012

How to make Salt Pototoes

Salt potatoes are one of those regional food that you eat and then go “hmm… that WAS one of the better things I’ve ever ate!” I was fortunate to grow up with them.  I come from a long line of … Continue reading

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How to can crushed tomatoes

I didn’t think I was going to can tomatoes this year.  I *thought* I had enough to last, but when I went down cellar to move some things around, I did a count and discovered that I only had 18 … Continue reading

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Identity Theft

On Tuesday, I sat down to do our taxes.  I began to hook up all of our accounts to my new version of Quicken and discovered a discrepency in one of the credit accounts; 6 charges to the theater in … Continue reading

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Reusing and Recycling Child Car Seats

Originally posted on Fletcher Allen – Health Care Blog:
Fletcher Allen is launching the first initiative in Vermont to recycle old child car seats into items such as detergent bottles, culverts and other non-clear plastics. Fletcher Allen, in partnership with…

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How to can peaches

Get the peaches.  I use seconds for a lot of my canning – if you are canning, it doesn’t matter that the fruit isn’t perfect.   Peaches, at the place I bought from, were running $3.75/pound.  The seconds?  .75 cents/pound.  This … Continue reading

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Cookbooks and recipes

How do I get the recipes and processes I use in all of my canning? Well, let me tell you…I cheat. I use older cookbooks.  Those are the absolute best.  If it’s from the 20’s on to about the 80’s, … Continue reading

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