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Don’t buy the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit! :(

Again today, I heard of someone who’d bought the Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit, aka: Ball Small Batch Canning Kit. It made me cringe when she said it, because–in my personal opinion–that’s one of the biggest wastes of money in … Continue reading

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If you look through thrift stores long enough …….

….. you’ll find anything you’ll ever need Case in point … guess what I found sitting outside of a thrift store here in Chattanooga? Yes, Dear Readers … that’s a real coffin! I didn’t ask them what they wanted for … Continue reading

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Adjust for Elevation? First, the basics.

What do I mean when I say that you should adjust your recipe for elevation? Most canning recipes are formulated by/written for people living at/near sea level … because–quite simply–a large percentage of the people on this planet live below … Continue reading

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Kugel? I didn’t know you liked KUGEL?!?!

That was my friend’s response when I told the story of Goldberg’s Deli. She couldn’t believe I liked it … … but the thought definitely inspired her! Guess what she made the next time we got together? Oh my!!! Goldberg’s … Continue reading

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Best 1 Teriyaki — Everett, WA

Later in the evening, after we’d finished our bubble drinks, we decided to get take-out from a local place my friends had been bragging on for months: Best 1 Teriyaki. I wasn’t able to find a website for them, but … Continue reading

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iSandwich, Shoreline WA

We’ve had so many other things on our plate this week that cooking at home has pretty much been a luxury, rather than the norm. We’ve eaten out more than we usually do–by a long-shot–so that old “What do you … Continue reading

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I had another jar of porridge for breakfast, so I’m sharing a picture with you

I hadn’t put the jars of porridge in the fridge yet, so–while they were still at room temperature and easier to heat in the jar–I decided one would make a perfect breakfast this morning. Easy to fix, too! Spin the … Continue reading

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Reporting back on the ‘gizzards in onion gravy’ experiment!

I cracked open a jar today for lunch … I couldn’t wait! Here’s how my jars came out by the time they’d cooled the next day. As you can kinda see, there is a little bit of separated moisture at … Continue reading

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A mixed up day of canning, phase two: Chicken Gizzards and onion gravy

I know. I probably just lost half my readership with that title. Why are people so down on chicken gizzards. Sure, if they’re not cooked right, they’re like eating big, chunky rubber pencil erasers. But if they are cooked right … Continue reading

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A mixed up day of canning, phase one: raw-packed BBQ ribs

I grabbed approx. eight more pounds of corned beef last night, thanks to finding it at WinCo for $1.99/lb … with no restrictions on the number of packages, etc. That–combined with the 15 pounds I put up earlier in the … Continue reading

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