I was a picky eater as a child. I didn’t like cheese. I didn’t like pizza. I abhorred fat and religiously sliced it from my pork chop or roast beef. I didn’t like any vegetables except carrots (I’m sorry I shunned you, corn on the cob). I especially disliked salad, which in my eyes was… Read More
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The bananas on my kitchen island were just starting to show a few age spots when I left last weekend to help my mother-in-law paint, clean, and pack. After over 40 years in the same house, she is moving to be closer to her daughter and needed – still needs – help getting her house… Read More
When I was growing up eating my vegetables was no fun. I was great at pushing the cooked carrots around on my plate or “accidentally” dropping green beans on the floor for the dog. Looking back I can see I was served a lot of canned veggies and I do not mean canned Amish style… Read More
“Those of you who think of herbs as just parsley, sage and thyme, think on.” –Jekka McVicar, Herb Expert. Aside from its healing properties, herbs can also be used as perfumes and food flavourings. They require serious treatment for gardening. Herbs are tough wild plants, they love the sun and will thrive when provided with… Read More
It happens to me every so often. I go to get something out of our freezer and find I am either out of that particular item, or it is old and freezer burned – not useable. My mom’s freezer was not like that. At least once or twice a year she organized her freezer to… Read More
It’s no secret that farming and gardening are an integral part of Amish and Mennonite life. As a little girl, I remember spending many days picking row after row of string beans and corn in my Opa’s orderly plot. However, you don’t need acres of land or even a green thumb to eat like the… Read More