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The Colors of a Summer Garden

Posted on June 20, 2012

We are a little ways out from the juicy red tomatoes, striped green cucumbers, bright white onions, or sunny orange pumpkins, but we can still celebrate a bit of early color in our gardens this…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted on May 8, 2012

This coming Sunday many people all over the nation will celebrate their mothers.  While each family has a unique way of honoring mom, there is no denying that Mother’s Day is a day when “Mother…

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Painting the 1900 House

Posted on April 23, 2012

This past Spring we have been hard at work refreshing some of the interior paint at the 1900 house.  It is difficult to find time to do small projects like this as the 1900 house…

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Corned Beef and Cabbage, but not together.

Posted on March 22, 2012

It is difficult to resist the urge to start planting the outdoor gardens with this string of nice days we have been having.  Anyone who lives in Iowa knows that the weather could turn on…

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Our Acorn Woodburning Cookstove

Posted on December 8, 2011

This is the time of the year when I am grateful to prepare a meal around the wood stove that sits in the dining room of the 1900 farm house.  As I write this, the…

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Gathered Around the Tree

Posted on December 1, 2011

Now that we’ve all had our fill of turkey, it’s time to trim the Christmas tree! Recognizing that holiday traditions vary greatly based on religion and ethnic background, I still wanted to look at a…

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How to Make a Fruit Pie

Posted on September 7, 2011

There are few foods as traditionally American as a fruit pie. Apple, peach, pear, or cherry, it doesn’t really matter the flavor, those that can make a pie from scratch are generally regarded with great…

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Making Butter at the Farm and in Your Kitchen

Posted on August 12, 2011

I’ve written about separating cream and turning that into ice cream, but I haven’t told you about one of the things we do quite frequently on the 1900 farm with our cream.  It is something…

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We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Posted on July 19, 2011

Not too long ago I posted a recipe for Demi-glacé aux Fraises that included a recipe for ice cream. To help keep you cool down during this sweltering week,  I thought I would tell you…

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Birthday Dessert – an 1896 Recipe for Demi-glacé

Posted on June 30, 2011

Last Saturday, the 18th, was my birthday. Being as such we decided to try a new recipe from Fannie Farmer’s cookbook. It’s about time I shared another recipe on the blog, so here is the…

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