Looks yummy “Exotic flavor! Great with alcoholic beverages and spiced tea.”—Winifred Green Cheney, The Southern Hospitality Cookbook (1976) CATHERINE MOORE’S POUND CAKE WITH LEMON GLAZE Makes a 10 inch tube cake—18 to 20 servings 2 sticks (1 C) butter, softened 1 2/3 C sugar, sifted 5 large eggs, at room temperature 2 C flour, spooned
From North Mississippi Commentor: Fresh Greens on the marketThe greens are really at their Fall peak right now, and between the various local farmers I found a lot this morning: From Woodson Ridge Farms, I got carrot, radish, beet, and turnip tops, along with arugula. I missed their lettuce. From the Bost Farms at MidTown
Rocky’s a digger! It’s important that the gardens be tilled up at the end of the growing season. Our tiller is in the shop, so Rocky is doing his part. We do a fairly deep tilling in the fall. Although the garden soil is much improved after two years of adding compost and rotted manure,
Baby lima beans One’s goal in flower gardening is to create something beautiful– and not just visually beautiful. A perfect flower garden will appeal to one’s sense of smell and touch, too. Flower gardens can be nearly perfect. The same cannot be said of vegetable gardens. There is always something wrong in the vegetable garden,
in the North Pasture
1 lb + blanched New Zealand spinach Seed from Botanical Interests Spinach New Zealand Heirloom Seed Tetragonia tetragonioides 50-70 days. Discovered by Sir Joseph Banks in New Zealand during the 1770 voyage of Captain James Cook, and enjoyed by 18th century gardeners. Also known as perpetual spinach, New Zealand is not true spinach, but a
[Insert dictionary definitions here] Words change. “Gay” isn’t what it used to be, except on t.v., e.g., Modern Family. What I do not understand about the word “modern” is it’s inclusion in book titles whose subjects are subject to frequent change. We have many cookbooks with “modern” in the title, and almost all are over
Mr. Cotton Farmer started to harvest his cotton on October 9th. That was over two weeks ago. With the exception of one rainy day, he’s been picking every single day, sun up to past sun down, and he’s still not done. Still pickin’ (way out there) A fuel tank in the field Fuel tanks are
A fall-colored word cloud of this blog brought to you by Wordle. I can’t even find “big” which doesn’t seem right. And where is “Rocky?” From Worditout I see “Big” but where’s “Rocky?” And a third from Tocloud. Obviously, I need to write more about Rocky. Rocky.
We have veggie night once a week. Please note that it is “veggie” night, not “vegetarian” night. Veggie night works well in our Big Life style. Mr. Big Food does have something of a penchant for meat, so veggie night is a nice break. For the most part, we eat leftovers for lunch. And for
I liked the dressing, but I really liked this. BUTTERED SPAGHETTI SQUASH 2.5-3 lbs. spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds and pulp removed, placed cut side down in well-greased baking dish, skin poked with fork many times. Bake 30-40 mins at 350 or until squash is tender. 2-3 Tbsp butter 1/4 tsp salt 1/2
Tonight was veggie night. And because we live in Mississippi, tonight’s veggie night began with frying up some sausage for the sweet potato dressing. Sweet potato dressing, buttered spaghetti squash, a glass of wine. SWEET POTATO DRESSING Preheat oven to 350. 1/2 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 2″ cubes covered with water and 1/4
Ray’s Modern Practical Arithmetic, 1908 I’m seeing a theme in my travels around the World Wide Web this morning. It gives me a chance to post a few arithmetic questions. Pundette at Pundit & Pundette has this to say: The same process of over-bureaucraticization, politicization, and watered-down content has taken place in the public schools.
There’s no getting around it. It’s Fall.
The following mini-rant was brought to you thanks to a post up at Instapundit: WHEN YOU GET RID OF THE PRETENSION BEHIND THE LOCAVORE MOVEMENT, THERE’S STILL SOMETHING: It can save you money. Here’s what the Raeses have grown this spring, summer, and fall: turnips, black beans, purple hull peas, cranberry beans, Flossy Powell beans,
Today is perfect because it rained earlier and is now grey and chilly. I cannot work outside pulling up the mushy melon foliage that got nailed during the frost the other night. The house is clean (more or less) because I did Big Housecleaning in anticipation of Miss Jackie’s visit and the little thing we
Very good. Not at all what I expected. I imagined that it would be more like a thick potato soup. It was filling, and very flavorful– as in there were a lot of flavors all mulled together. I’ve asked for the recipe. I’ll post it as soon as he sends it to me. I just
Miss Jackie is coming to visit! Visits are fun. I have an excuse to do some Big Housecleaning,– I try– and Mr. Big Food has an excuse to do some Big Cooking for a Big Bunch of folks. Miss Jackie will arrive at the farm at supper time on Friday. Mr. Big Food is already
“If you like to settle down to read cookbooks, we invite you to this fascinating story of bread.” Homemade Bread. By the Food Editors of Farm Journal. 1969. (Click to enlarge & read. It’s worth it.) Earlier I was saying that I’d begun to think about bread baking. It’s that time of year. I posted
It hasn’t even warmed up to 60 degrees. I doubt it will today. So… It’s time to start thinking about baking bread, if for no other reason than to warm up the house! (But there are many reasons to bake bread.) From Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide, “Big A’s Homemade