Category Archives: Cooking

Preparing for Thanksgiving

You realize it is less than two weeks away, right? Where has this year gone??? Thankfully, we will be guests this year. Daughter Krystal, and her husband D, that have the *huge* garden and the 24 turkeys running around their … Continue reading

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Get ’em While You Can Can ~ Vanilla Peach Jam

These may not be the peaches, from Campbell, Missouri, that I grew up eating, and later canning, but Michigan grows their own mighty fine peaches, too. You know the kind you have to eat over the kitchen sink because the … Continue reading

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A no/slow progress week

We all have them. Don’t we? You do, don’t you??? Surely it’s not just me, but sometimes it seems like it, LOL! Thank you everyone who entered my first giveaway and gave me so many great movie suggestions! I picked … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now???

Seems like every week is busier than the last but with several hours, here and there, my Honeycomb quilt is quilted!!!  And the binding is on! Hoping it will be hand stitched down during my next movie watching session. I … Continue reading

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Summer Supper

sounds so much better than Meatless Monday, don’t you think? We popped up to the cottage, for a couple of days, and on the way picked up some Michigan sweet corn for a deliciously, easy dinner. We were delighted when we … Continue reading

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Butter Chicken

Watching the recent Olympics games brought back so many wonderful memories of our trip to London and one memory that we won’t soon forget has to do with food. Surprise, surprise! Going into it, we didn’t realize that London’s Indian … Continue reading

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Re: Garlic

Last week, I talked about how easy it is to grow garlic. Well, that is easy for me to say. I’m digging up a small patch of landscaping and with a wish and a prayer, growing a few heads. Yes, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Sewfrench:
While both our girls were here canning with me, on this day, it is strange that there are no pictures of them… I’m guessing they had their PJs on already! I am so glad I passed…

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A Baker’s dozen from Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” “The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon … Continue reading

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Can you smell us coming?

Several years ago my husband and brother-in-law were participating in the Customer in Residence program at the Thomas Moser studios in Freeport, Maine. If you aren’t familiar with Freeport it is the home of the Moser furniture empire and an old-fashioned … Continue reading

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