Category Archives: Canning/Preserving/Drying

Poverty recipes

Poverty recipes…it sounds dreadful, but they aren’t.  They are often delicious, as well as often are comfort foods.  What they are is the foods we can make when our budgets have gone from merely sobbing after a trip to the … Continue reading

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Stocking up, planning ahead, and gardening

I’m a huge advocate of gardening. Oh, I don’t mean being all serious about it, plowing most of your backyard up, and then devoting your life to eradicating weeds and tomato worms.  There’s no fun in that!  But, even on … Continue reading

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Summer colds with chicken and rice

Sometimes, one of those respiratory viruses that my mother would dub “creeping crud” will strike in summer.  I just call them colds, but there is no level of misery worse than a summer cold.  The heat and humidity, thunderstorms and … Continue reading

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Skyrocketing food prices and stocking up

Gas is rising faster than a helium balloon on a summer afternoon lately.  I’ve adopted the theory of gassing up before I go home, since I know it will be higher when we head out the next time already.  Food … Continue reading

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Cures for the budget minded cook

Its not uncommon for families to have to “make-do” with cutting back on the grocery budget, as that is often the only place the budget has to “flex” to cover increased costs for other items or to cope with a … Continue reading

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Perfect for Christmas parties-green tomato mincemeat FROM SCRATCH

Mincemeat is something that my mother talks about, back in the days when it really included meat.  According to her, it was something close to ambrosia, and a favorite memory.  It’s not something that has lived on, I’ve never tasted … Continue reading

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Pomegranate jelly

I lived for many years in Arizona, and much of my family lives there still.  One special treat I can remember fondly from my youth is the pomegranate syrup and jelly that frequently starred in our meals, whether it was … Continue reading

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