"Rare Recipes and Budget Savers" compiled by Mr. Frank Good takes you back in time. I really enjoy reading this cookbook, as well as sharing recipes with people. Not only are they interesting, but they are historical and sometimes amusing. Life back one hundred years ago wasn't "easy peasy lemon squeezy"- you lived to work … Continue reading Recipes of Long Ago
Most of you don't know, but I went to school for Veterinary Technician. I attended MATC in Madison, WI. After graduating from the program, I took my state certification test and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. As part of one of our courses, we studied a section on animal nutrition. Professor Kaye invited a Hill’s … Continue reading The Day I Ate Dog Food
I enjoy finding birds' nests. I have mentioned before how I love listening to the birds in the morning. I also love finding birds' nests long abandoned. I start looking for nests late September after the season's hatchings have finished. Once October and the leaf dropping has begun, the nests are even easier to see. … Continue reading Finding Birds’ Nests Long Abandoned
I have mentioned before how I enjoy reading cookbooks before bed. Some of the best cookbooks are from times long forgotten. My friend Kristin shared with me an old favorite of hers. Recipes that are long forgotten along with wisdom and humor. Older than dirt I give full credit to the First Edition, 1961 publication … Continue reading Recipes Long Forgotten
Pre-dawn is a great time of the day. A time to be still, reflect and re-energize. Grab some coffee and your bible. Let your soul be refreshed.
Join me as I search for a great Friday night fish fry in southwestern Minnesota. You'll want to make this your Friday night tradition!
Summer is here. Well... at least the calendar says it is, not so sure we would know that by the weather! But, being hardy Midwestern folk, we press on. I thought it would be fun to give you a few of my favorite summer recipes. We will start with dessert first, Lemon Brownies. These are … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Summer Recipes
Generally speaking, "How to start a fire in your kitchen" is not a positive title to start a food column with, but its ratings week-
Part of living in rural Wisconsin was experiencing the Amish people. It was not uncommon to hear the "clipity-clop" of the Amish horse and buggy coming into town. They did their banking in town, their farming business with the feed mill, as well as purchasing their grocery needs from Friesland Foods. As a little girl, … Continue reading Amish People In Rural Wisconsin
Recently I stumbled upon a cooking class called "Heritage Cooking Crash Course". The words "crash course" got my attention. What Dutch girl wouldn't want an element of danger to spice up her otherwise "Dutchy" way of life? So, kicking off my wooden clogs I grabbed a mug of tea-milk, some olie bollen and with one … Continue reading My Heritage Cooking Crash Course Adventure