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old dark house

It’s that time of year…time to get shut up in an ‘old dark house’ during a torrential storm, along with a house full of loonies. Old Dark House..one of the more obscure James Whale productions is well worth watching..over and over. I wish i had more like minded friends…i’d throw a theme party a la […]

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Ball mystery

I guess i figured out why Ball plastic canning jars disappeared last year. The 16oz showed up in a 4 pk for about 3.50. Then couldnt be found again. The new 16oz comes in a 2pk for under $4. But the design is completely different, the lid now has a sort of one piece gasket […]

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enjoy every sandwich

Just a thought….i seem to running an experiment in how many types of ham and cheese sandwiches one can make… ham and cheese, toasted bread with dijon mustard; ham, cheese, plain bread, mayo, lettuce optional depending on availability; ham, cheese, grilled with as schmear of butter; Monte Cristo (pictured) which is your fried ham and […]

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fry up

Still experimenting with these… there’s a mention in the book i am transcribing about a fried pie, basically a cranberry turnover “like his mother used to make”….and he would steal from the buttery. I am determined to master them.  The first batch I had the oil too high and the store bought pastry that i […]

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chop suey spider

I have been saving this little snippet for like two weeks..moving it from desktop to desktop trying to figure out what to do with it. I was cruising some vintage cookbooks at the library and was stunned to find an American Chop Suey recipe in a 1922 church cookbook…cause like a lot of people my […]

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ball of dough

I was feeling especially frugal last night…especially since i see the bottom of the bank account now….it still has a few spit covered coins laying on it from where i kicked over the spittoon…but the end is coming…anyway..i threw two cups of flour in a bowl with a tablespoon of sugar, a tsp of salt […]

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when its ajar

I got my last check from one of my many jobs. I’m gonna miss that job…with that money i got to live like a person for a while. Now i am back to crackers and cheese dinners etc… So what does one do with their last check? Mind you it was also 7 days overdue, […]

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squeeze play

my free juice extractor came today….let me tell you why it’s a free juice extractor….a month or so ago i watched the first few minutes of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead documentary on Netflix..  basically i watched enough of the documentary to scare the crap out of myself.  I am indeed one of those folks […]

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eat me drink me

I dragged out my 20 year old Kitchenaid to make a cake for a friend. Even though I haven’t used it in ages, I still think the classic Kitchenaid is as vital an object as a toaster. If i had to buy one today I couldn’t afford it. But If i wanted one it certainly […]

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blue eggs

Yup, they are blue…or rather blue-ish.   I have been jonesing to try these heirloom eggs from Pete and Gerry since i saw them in the shop.  I have a soft spot in my heart for heirloom vegetables and such, as a culture we have driven many flavors and varieties into extinction.  If i have a […]

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