Monthly Archives: November 2012

Food That Goes To Waste

I’m not talking about the last couple of bites on someone’s plate, or the dinner entree fail that even the dog wouldn’t eat. I’m talking about when tons of food goes to waste. One of the orchards we saw in … Continue reading

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Reading by Osmosis

Every once in awhile, the Moose will pick a new book to be the current favorite.  The present pick is nearly the same size he is. Where do they find the parts that tell them what it says, anyway? Maybe … Continue reading

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Easiest Smooth Applesauce Ever

Last year, I was introduced to the concept of making applesauce in a turkey roaster by Larelle Michener, who blogged about it here. This year, I gave it a whirl.  And boy, while it’s sure nice to have an army … Continue reading

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Spices

I use a lot of spices.  We like food with plenty of flavor around here, so I go through spices in bulk quantities. Years ago, I figured out that buying them in bulk was the way to go.  Most of … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering, Part Three

*Warning!* This post contains graphic pictures of dead chickens. If pictures of such things weren’t on your agenda today, click away. There were animals killed in the creation of these photos. They died quickly, and they were delicious. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering, Part Two

*WARNING!* This post contains graphic pictures, with blood and guts! If gory stuff wasn’t on your agenda today, click away. There were animals killed in the creation of these photos. They were killed quickly, and they were delicious. If you … Continue reading

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Chicken Butchering, Part One

The past couple of years, we have teamed up with Stachofsky Family Farms to butcher our broilers.  They claim they’re our enablers, since when we started doing this together, they had land and we didn’t!  Maybe next year we’ll be … Continue reading

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