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Currant Jelly

Ruby glowing tart currant jelly is one of my favorites. This year we had enough berries to make a bit of this luscious treat. Cook the liquid until it reaches jell point. Here’s how to know when you’re there.

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Making Rose Petal Beads

Have you ever wondered where the name rosary comes from? Originally the beads were made from rose petals! Here’s how you can make your own scented beads.

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Image via Pexels By Maria Cannon Gardening used to be a way of life. Even if they weren’t farmers by trade, most people had to grow their own food in order to ensure they had enough to eat throughout the year. Children learned to till, sow, harvest, and preserve as soon as they were old […]

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From being a humble plant that outlasts everything else planted in a garden, rhubarb has become fashionable; it now takes a center role in zingy cocktails, is partnered with various fruits in jams and is a favorite for desserts. Happily it still is very easy to grow.  Find a spot in your yard that gets some good […]

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Visiting my cousin Kit we made her mom’s pie!

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Olive Processing

We are in the heart of olive growing country in Southern Spain and visited a wonderful museum.

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Madrid Botanical Gardens

This beautiful garden was founded in 1755 and is filled with plants from all over the world. Even in January there were things to see and learn about.

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Eggnog!

Every year we have a holiday open house and I make homemade eggnog.  This nog will  sustain one through the dark, cold days and bring holiday cheer to any occasion. First separate twelve egg yolks and whites then beat the yolks until thick and creamy. Next slowly add in a pound of powdered sugar and beat until […]

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Over Thanksgiving we visited family on Mount Desert Island in Maine. I’d read about the Common Good Soup Kitchen when doing community kitchen work and really wanted to visit. As luck would have it the place was open and within walking distance of where we were staying. This poster summarizes all the great things they […]

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The season of wondering what in the world to give people for the holidays is upon us.  I really enjoy making people things but it can be a challenge to figure out something that people will actually like.  This has not always been something I have been particularly good at; I remember the year everyone […]

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