For those who have followed my blog for any amount of time, you’ll know that I’m in love with historic recipes. I’m particularly fond of Mary Randolph’s The Virginia Housewife, namely because I am a Virginian Housewife. The Virginia Housewife is the first cookbook written and published in the US. Published in 1860, it was […]
Creamed cucumbers and onions are light, crispy and they make for a quick snack in between projects. Hubby has been working really hard here on the homestead, so this past week I whipped him up a batch and surprised him when he got home from his job interview.
We’ve all been there… Tears streaming down our faces as we determinedly continue cutting onions! With as much canning as I tend to do, and all the bulk cooking too, I’m often cutting large quantities of onions. What I’m about to share with you is one of my all time favorite kitchen tips. Cutting onions […]
Growing onions from seed can seem a little intimidating, but it’s really not much fuss at all. For years I just settled for whatever onion sets were available from the hardware store, but I’ve become an onion seed believer. Now my first seeds planted for the season are my onions, and the boys and I […]
Here in south central Alaska, our growing season is fairly short. Planting outdoors usually happens around Memorial Day and harvest happens in early September. Frost tends to follow very soon. So planting onions and leeks from seed happens early and indoors. See how easy it is to start your own!
Are you living in the dark ages? The time before modern conveniences? Before electricity? No? Well, me either but if you’re like me and you have to chop all of your veggies by hand to make salsa because you don’t have a food processor then read on my friends, read on.