August 2008

Stove Top Popcorn

Recipes

Mmmm, heaven in a bowl on Saturday night. I have been popping my own corn in the cast iron kettle for a couple of months now. When Mr. Ivory and I had some regular microwave popcorn recently we were shocked at our reaction…BLECH! I thought I was being frugal, cutting down on waste, eliminating questionable […]

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Applesauce from Peels and Cores

Recipes

Fresh from the Orchard I have my frugal moments and this may have been the pinnacle. I made about 4 pints of applesauce out of the peels and cores left over from making canned apple pie filling . I was very discriminating, however, and meticulous about removing all (and I mean all) of the seeds […]

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Beginner Canning–Dill Pickles

Home Preserving

I had a bumper crop of cucumbers this year from my own garden and the CSA. It was time to make pickles! I had never done it before so I started with a pre-mixed package of kosher dill spices from the local discount store. I bought pint jars and the $7 Canning Tool Set. (I […]

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Homemade Apple Pie Filling

Dessert

It’s apple time and I found a recipe that makes truly mouth-watering apple pie filling. It is great to be able to make a crust, pop open a can of homemade pie filling and voila!– homemade apple pie, so superior to store versions. I INTERRUPT THIS POST TO ASK A QUESTION: IF THIS IS NOT […]

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Irish Soda Bread

Breads

Sometimes I want homemade bread, fast. Real bread you can slice, make into toast, spread butter and jam on, make a sandwich out of. So I make Irish Soda Bread. Very satisfying, a good slicer, and, as I mentioned, fast. It is also a good-looking bread, wholesome and rustic. I got the recipe from an […]

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