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
Ah, summer! We have all been patiently waiting for spring to show up, much less summer. But I thought it would be good to bring some summer thoughts into our head. One of the good things about living in my childhood town Friesland was its smallness( population 300, think Leota but a tad bigger). I … Continue reading Summertime Picnic Sack Lunch
STORAGE WARS I don't know about you, but my biggest challenge as the cook is to keep my produce from spoiling. Produce isn't cheap and like all thrifty Dutch housewives, we like to get good use out of what we buy. Too many times in frustration, I have had to throw out fruits or vegetables. … Continue reading How to Store Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
My mother had had enough. She was sick of me and my brother fighting, and not getting ready for school. So without delay, she launched down the hallway to our rooms. The determined pounding of her feet let us know her last nerve had been frayed and we were on her "list". Photo Credit Free-Photos … Continue reading Hostess Honey Bun Saved The Day