Category Archives: Food and Gardening

Heavy snow

he first seeds sprang up even as the tree boughs sagged under heavy March snow.  Check out the voluptuous seed-pod growing on the amaryllis stalk in the lower right corner.  Something must have fertilized it.

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First seeds planted

  ell, Minnesotans, I may you an apology… According to Murphy’s Law, it was probably my family who brought the big snow storm today by planting the first seeds for the garden this last weekend.   The plants that require the longest growing … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

appy 3.14 !  Today I made a pie to celebrate: My mom’s pie crust recipe for a 9″ pie plate: 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. salt, 2/3 c. lard. 4 Tb cold water. And for the filling I did: 1 … Continue reading

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Canning Beets

esides firing Bouja bowls and painting window components yesterday, my folks and I also dug up all of our beets from the garden and canned them.  My mom uses a french-fry cutter to expedite the process:)  I have to say, … Continue reading

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Canning Pepper Sauce

heck out our haul of Marconi peppers from our garden!  It was not a great year for many plants in our gardens but it was a good one for peppers.  Last night my mom and I roasted all the Marconi’s (<3 … Continue reading

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