That’s what Someone very Dear to Me asked me a few days ago. Are parents not teaching them the age old adage “Waste not, want not”? [snip] Do children no longer understand the value of a dollar? Are parents not teaching them the age old adage “Waste not, want not”? If this were my child
The fields are planted. The plants have been making good progress. But Mr. Cotton Farmer planted late. It’s dry. His plants are suffering. The forecast is for something like 100-100-102-100-101-99. Or something like that. I’ll need to water the squash. I don’t want to, but I’ll need to. MORE ORGANIC MATTER. suek and I are
It is hot enough even for me so I’m diddling around for a few minutes exploring aspects of Blogger I’ve previously ignored. One is linking directly to others’ posts. I thought y’all might enjoy this one from Becca’s Keep Guessing. Let’s see if it works. Keep Guessing: I Really Love Your Peaches: Boozy fruit and
today on the World Wide Web there’s a poll. Uphold/throw out? with variations [Can’t remember where I saw it] Contempt? Yes/No [Can’t remember where I saw it] Cherokee? anti-Bain working? And so not to be outdone, I figured out how to add a non-political poll to the blog (although I couldn’t figure out how to
There’s a new Page here with contact information should you wish to contact me for any reason but especially should you wish to send recipes!
not a political blog. The Empowered Man Jon McNaughton, the artist who brought us Wake Up America, has released a new painting. Read more about the imagery, see Wake Up America, and please do watch the video at BuzzFeed.
With 15,000 or so recipes in Mr. Big Food’s Big Food Manual and Survivalist Flourishing Guide we seldom have the same dish more than once. But there are exceptions and Ed’s Hot Squash is one, as you can see from this dated photo. 2007 ED’S HOT SQUASH AND VARIATIONS Serves 4-6 3 medium squash
Down on the Farm, we love our zucchini bread! What could be simpler than zucchini bread? Most recipes, including these, can be made entirely by hand. We’ve had zucchini bread continuously for at least two weeks– three different versions. I can’t remember what the first was called, so I’ll just post the two most recent
Very good especially when the zucchini is picked fresh just hours before you make these little rounds. By the way– we just dropped spoonfuls of batter into the skillet rather than “molding” the mixture. ZUCCHINI ROUNDS Serves 6 1/3 C biscuit mix (like Bisquik or Jiffy) ¼ C shredded Parmesan cheese 1/8 tsp pepper 2
Zucchini Rounds fried in butter. Recipe tomorrow. We also made Ed’s Hot Squash (it’s not that hot) and baked a loaf of zucchini bread from a recipe we hadn’t tried before. It has sesame seeds on the top. Speaking of hot… Yesterday. It was warmer today. New label: summer.
I can reach for the sky. Context: I must have dropped a sunflower seed. Five varieties of blackeyed peas form the perimeter of the squash patch, whose western side is the wall of a structure (against which some okra are planted). In one corner of the patch, I planted some sunflowers. Apparently, I dropped a
‘Corn Horn’ ‘Aunt Hattie’s Red’ There is nothing– and I do mean nothing– like Mr. Big Food’s okra fritters. Lord. I’ll bet you one United States Dollar that there will be fried catfish night featuring okra fritters real soon! Oh! Maybe I will suggest that for one of our Independence Day Celebrations suppers. There’s nothing–
In addition to the main page you are reading, there is a “Recipes” page here at the blog that has a list of recipes I’ve posted and links to the recipe’s post. The link to the Recipe Page is in the header under the blog title. This page has been out of date for months–
In a reckless example of the latest uber-dangerous summer fad, four lawless yoots drove past an innocent girl and her younger brother standing on a street corner, dousing the two with a searing stream of chlorinated dihydrogen monoxide. Or, as thesmokinggun.com details, “Four Pennsylvanians who fired water guns loaded with chlorinated water on a teen
Mr. Big Food has arrived home on time. I can close out the Delta tabs. One of the first comments he made to me in the truck as we were leaving the airport was that he’d forgotten how rude people are. He said after the first several attempts to greet a fellow human in a
That’s what happens when you stray too far off the Farm for too long.
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concludes suek in our discussion on cookbook extinction. She writes: I’ve started transferring some of my recipes – usually the ones the kids have asked for – into digital form, but I still need my index cards. Much more practical for working with in the kitchen. And besides – some of them are still in
She’ll need to sell a lot more than this to pay for her new car battery & alternator. Hmmm… . Maybe I should have a tip jar. The idea was for Daughter C. to pick up some coffee money by “selling” some things to her co-workers this morning. Instead, her car broke down last evening
That’s a quote– or more likely a paraphrase– from the movie, The Quiet Man. The character, Mary Kate, wants her shiny things. Who could blame her? She wants what she wants. Just so a woman wanted a restaurant quality range in her new home in Greenwood, Mississippi. “No such range existed,” so home builder Fred