Category Archives: food preservation

Kitchen Skills for the Three Year Old

Bull is my most enthusiastic kitchen helper these days! Considering the amount of food he puts away at dinner this is probably a good thing! We joke that he’s going to have to get a job when he’s a teen … Continue reading

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Cheap Eats: Black-eyed Peas and Rice

This one is vegetarian, and also requires very little time in the kitchen. About two cups of pre-cooked black-eyed peas Two Tablespoons of frozen smoked tomato puree 1/4 cup of frozen roasted eggplant puree One medium onion chopped 3-5 whole … Continue reading

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Convenience Foods (Vegetables)

One of the things I have learned over the years about frugal cooking and entertaining is the importance of stocking the freezer and pantry with foods that I can quickly incorporate into meals in order to either stretch a dish … Continue reading

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A Garden is a lovesome thing, God Wot

A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot Rose plot, Fringed pool Ferned grot– The veriest school of peace;and yet the fool Contends that God is not. Not God! In gardens! When the eve is cool? Nay, but I have … Continue reading

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Making Food Dollars Count: Flavoring

One place that I have learned to really stretch food dollars in with flavoring (spices, bases, and herbs). In many cases a little bit of a more “expensive” ingredient can really improve a dish’s flavor. Here are a few examples: … Continue reading

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