Archive for November, 2013

A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

A Dozen Meals from One Thanksgiving Turkey

4 by / on November 29, 2013, 12:38 pm / in Celebrations, Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, Main Dishes, Preservation Projections, Soups & Stews

We paid a ridiculous (by typical standards) amount for our 18 pound turkey this year–a locally grown, raised outside, antibiotic and hormone-free and probably pretty happy turkey up until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. ¬†I didn’t take any pictures of it, because I was too busy taking pictures of my granddaughters–like this one of Eden. ($81 if you are still stuck […]

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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce

1 by / on November 27, 2013, 9:07 am / in Farm Home Cooking, On the Side

Last year I made cranberry sauce from actual cranberries. For years I’d simply opened a can from the grocery store. Making my own took 15 minutes, and only 5 of that involved any work on my part, plus, it can be done up to two days ahead of time. Sometimes I forget that I can make just about anything I […]

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Hazelnut Sandies

Hazelnut Sandies

2 by / on November 22, 2013, 4:09 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

Sandies (AKA Mexican Wedding Cake, Snowball Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes) have been enjoyed since the Middle Ages in England. They have a rich history in my family, too, as we had them every year at Christmas along with Divinity (ugh) and Seven Layer Bars (yum). My recipe is on an 3×5 inch recipe card, along with other relics I keep […]

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On Healing Wounds…

On Healing Wounds…

2 by / on November 20, 2013, 12:13 pm / in Chickens, Preservation Projections

Last Friday I sat facing the garden while writing at the table. A flash of gray/black/white zipped by my peripheral vision accompanied by squawking. A Great Squawking. I raced outside like an angry mother wanting to protect her babes, more focused on the fleeing hen than her predator, so I never got a good look at the dog-like creature attacking […]

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Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake–with a Secret

Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake–with a Secret

0 by / on November 17, 2013, 9:23 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Sweet Endings

Left-overs and abundance often dictate lunch and sometimes dinner, but seldom dessert. My refrigerator held a bit of extra coconut milk, a tad of sour cream, lots of eggs, and some recently harvested beets. My daughter Sarah¬†recommended I use up the coconut milk and beets in her Triple Chocolate Beet Cake. She doesn’t use eggs in her recipe, but since […]

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