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Dehydrating mandarins … two ways!

I’ve been working on increasing my stores of dehydrated fruits lately. I’m always using them as ingredients for scones, cookies, crumbles, granola, and more … and the standard offerings in most grocery stores (apples, dried plums–what they’re calling “prunes” these … Continue reading

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Thick and Yummy Homemade No-Sugar-Added Eggnog!

My apologies! I probably should have put this post up before the holidays, huh? Sorry about that! I’m a bad blogger! When I first met my husband, I discovered that he possessed an AWESOME family recipe for homemade eggnog. It’s … Continue reading

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Remaking my Sumac Jelly :(

Okay, it happens to every jelly maker at least once … or even 52 times! You spend all that time and care making a beautiful jelly … and then three weeks later … when even the slowest jelly should have … Continue reading

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Sumac Jelly

You may remember, one of the things I brought back from my 2010 Food Journey was a half brown paper grocery bag full of Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) that I collected–along with about fifteen chiggers and a bad case of … Continue reading

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Update on the cheesecake … and a discussion of baked cheesecakes in general :)

Here’s how my cheesecake looked once it came out of the springform pan: As you can see, no cracks … and if my blog had Taste-O-Vision, you’d be as thrilled with the taste and texture as we were! The cheesecake … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to one and all, and sharing a family cheesecake recipe!

Our Thanksgiving plans have been so in-flux this week that they only really gelled for us yesterday. We’re heading out in just a couple of minutes to meet friends for a late traditional lunch at a local restaurant, and then … Continue reading

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The final haul from the 2010 Food Journey! :)

I’ve finally finished the inventory of my car from my 2010 Food Journey. I broke it down into three basic categories: The Dutchman’s Store, my spice-shopping trip to Chicago, and everything else From The Dutchman’s Store in Cantril, IA, I … Continue reading

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The Dutchman’s Store — Cantril, IA

I arrived at my destination about mid-morning, and was not surprised to see lots of folks already shopping in The Dutchman’s Store. Yes, gang! My Mecca for this trip was a Mennonite-run general store, specializing in plain and simple goods. … Continue reading

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