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Barlee’s Restaurant, Edmonds WA

My husband and I were looking for a place to grab brunch yesterday morning, and decided to stop at a place that we’ve been once before … Barlee’s Restaurant. We enjoyed it that one time, too … but–thanks to their … Continue reading

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Easy Stuffed Pears in Pastry with Custard Sauce

Barely an hour before I found myself taking an un-planned ambulance ride, I was busily exploring Summit Trading Company in Tukwilla, WA. One of the members of one of my Yahoo canning groups (who lives south of Seattle) turned me … 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 three: porridge!

Okay, canning isn’t the proper term for what I do with my porridge. Technically, I’m cooking it … I’m just cooking it inside of a canning jar/inside of a pressure canner. … so it really looks like I’m canning it … 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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What? I’m out of chicken? We can’t have that!

I went to the never-ending pantry the other day, thinking I was going to make some chicken salad for lunch … and discovered that I was out of raw-packed white meat chicken. Well, that just will not do! We use … Continue reading

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Using your canned goods: 10 minute chili!

It was a typical night around here: “What do you want for dinner?” “I don’t know. What do YOU want for dinner?” So I decided to see how fast I could cook a hot, filling meal. On your mark … … Continue reading

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Just because the lid is “sealed” … that does NOT mean what’s inside the jar is “safely canned!”

I keep coming across people who think–just because they got a rubber-gasketed lid to seal against the lip of a canning jar–that means their jar of food is “canned” or–worse–“properly canned.” Some people even go so far as to consider … Continue reading

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