Growing up in the 1970s like many children I had to help my family with the gardening. Picking rocks out of the dirt as dad ran the tiller, weeding, watering it seemed like it never ended. The only thing that never ended was my brother and I complaining that we wanted to go play. We had a large garden. My mother utilized it for all the fresh vegetables we would eat that summer. And large amounts of green beans, tomatoes were canned and potatoes stored. That garden put so many sweet pickle or as my mom called them bread and butter pickles in the cellar that it was several years after we moved before I opened the last jar. Continue reading →
Tring to be frugal today I started working with the tomatoes seed starts I had planted. The Burpee Hybrids I planted are doing amazing they are up and out with only a few slow starts. The Organic seeds from Home Farmer aren’t doing so well out of 37 Starts I have 2 Brandy Wine and 1 Cherokee Purple. To say that I am not impressed is an understatement. The Brandy Wine seeds didn’t germinate I have dissected 3 of the peat moss growing media all with the same results. The coating the seeds had on them didn’t dissolve it just became gooey and the seeds never germinated. I am hoping that this is not the case with other organic seeds. I am going to go back to my local Walmart and try Burpee Organic Tomato’s Seeds and see if I have the same issue. Problem is, now I am almost 2 weeks behind with organic tomatoes. So I have a plan. Continue reading →
Vitamins are a needed item in today’s world. With the ever lowering vitamin and mineral content in the vegetables you buy in the store. To the inability for the plants to liberate the vitamins and minerals from the soil. Nutrient deficiencies are becoming more and more common every day. And without a little detective work or a trip to the doctor you will not know that you are vitamin deficient. Continue reading →
I have discovered the most interesting You Tube Channel 18th Century Cooking Jas Townsend and Son. The Premises of the Show is of course 18th Century Foods and How to cook them. Mr. Jon Townsend has and opportunity in television content production. I wish the videos were longer and that says a lot about a production it is easy to make a long video with very little information. But to make the video short and contain all the information he puts into his video takes talent. He wears period clothes and uses period cooking products even to the point where he is in the woods cooking over and open fire. He also has a company that provides for the needs of Historical Reenactors. You can go to The Jas. Townsend and Son Online Catalog and order the items he uses in his YouTube Videos. Continue reading →
Today I am going to pull all the Slow Cooker Recipes together into one Post. Around here every one calls Slow Cookers, Crock Pots. If you were to ask some one if they had a Slow Cooker a quizzical look followed by yes I have a Crock Pot. Thats why all the recipes are called Crock Pot Recipes instead of Slow Cooker Recipes. Everyone I tell about the Slow Cooker Recipes are excited to try them. Especially the Crock Pot Salisbury Steak. So pulling them together into one spot seams like a good idea Just Click the Link in the name of the dish for the full recipe. So we will start with the my most favorite. Continue reading →
Yesterday’s Trip to Walmart let me get more seeds for my Garden. It is and exciting time of the year for people who like to garden. The seed catalogs have been in for a while. My Nanny used to call two types of catalogs Wish Books. The First was the Spring Gardening Seed Catalogs, and the Second was the Sears Christmas Catalog. Both were sent out early enough so that you can set and plan and dream of the new plants or toys. And you always wished that your garden plants or toys turned out as well. As I look back and think about that I have to admit that there is a lot of Wisdom in that observation. “We all miss you Nanny” Continue reading →
Today I would like to tell you about one of the most delicious leftover hacks that I have ever Hacked together. Crock Pot Salisbury Steak Pot Pie. It has turned into one of my most favorite recipes. The most difficult part is making sure you have leftover Crock Pot Salisbury steak. Every one devours this every time I make it.
Some people may call this a Shepherd’s Pie other people may call it a Pot Pie. I call it Crock Pot Salisbury Steak Pot Pie. I just love to eat it. Continue reading →