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Tomato Sauce

Tomato Sauce

2 by / on August 13, 2013, 9:12 pm / in Farm Home Cooking, Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

After a family dinner last summer my daughter, Megan Anna, told me I should write down my tomato sauce recipe.  I’d been making sauce that afternoon and we used it in supper to top our polenta with sauteed broccoli and tromboncini squash. My sauce is always a bit of this and a bit of that so I found writing instructions […]

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Shelling & Freezing Sweet Peas — How to Do It Like Grandma

Shelling & Freezing Sweet Peas — How to Do It Like Grandma

0 by / on June 17, 2013, 5:19 pm / in Food Preservation, Preservation Projections

Sitting on the porch, sun-tea at hand, shelling away in the afternoon heat I imagined myself back in Grandma’s generation.  Last June I filled two gallon size freezer bags with peas we enjoyed last winter and I’m repeating the process now. I’m reminded of how much of life is filled with sweet, life-affirming simple routines. I recommend sweet pea shelling. […]

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Anyliss is in my Kitchen

Anyliss is in my Kitchen

4 by / on February 4, 2013, 2:34 pm / in Community, Family, Farming/Gardening, Ponderings

The aroma of baking bread mingles with sautéed cabbage, onion and ground beef.  I can’t make Kraut Berok (Cabbage Pockets) without thinking of my Grandmother, Anna (Anyliss) Koch Schauermann, who immigrated from Russia as a 10-year-old orphan. Grandma’s father, a tailor who traveled to Siberia for work, died of pneumonia when Anyliss was two.  Her mother, a young widow with […]

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