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The Olden Days : Potatoes

One year my sister suggested making instant mashed potatoes for a holiday meal, and my sons were aghast. That was just not done, according to them.  Homemade mashed potatoes and gravy are an integral part of Thanksgiving dinner to them, and other family meals in the winter time. No matter what else I am cooking, […]

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Have you finished your preserving for the season ? ( canning, freezing, pickling, etc. ) I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane ….I had compiled information for this post awhile ago but decided to save it for summer’s end. From “Kitchenary” by Peggy H. Landis: “Living on a farm was like […]

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Last month I picked up some books at the local library for the grands . The book that I chose for myself was  “Reminisce : Around the Table “. This is a compilation of all sorts of articles and visuals.  I snapped a few photos from the book of the older advertisements that it displayed. Hope […]

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Some of us do the laundry in the basement ( me ) and some in nice laundry rooms, and maybe some of us even have to go a laundry mat or over to a relative’s house while we are saving up for a washer and dryer,  but no matter where we do our laundry, we […]

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I have several memoirs and cookbooks+memoirs and occasionally I’ll drag them out and skim through them, rereading a portion or looking at the recipes. WHAT IS FOR LUNCH?  Here is a book that I’d picked up a few years ago at a local farm that has a deli, market and gift shop.  This book is […]

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I grew up reading books such as Nancy Drew and the Little House on the Prairie series.  Little House must have stuck a bit more because I have never ceased to be interested in “the olden days”.   I have read mysteries and love stories and thrillers and every sort of book imaginable over the […]

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