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Creamy Cucumber Salad

July 6th, 2012 · No Comments

Ok, I have to admit that my garden is a dismal failure this year.  Between the drought and temperatures above 105, it has just burnt up.  The cucumbers and squash were going gang busters until last week when wilt got the cukes and squash bugs apparently attacked the squash.  There is nothing worse than having […]

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Traditional New Year’s Foods

January 1st, 2010 · No Comments

I live in the South.  We have a traditional menu or food for every occasion.   There are traditional foods for everything from weddings to funerals to holidays and each food has some symbolism attached to it.  New Year’s is no exception and it brings not one food but several. The family gathers each New Years […]

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Brunswick Stew Recipe from Brunswick Co, Virginia

November 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

I live in Brunswick county, Virginia.  Brunswick is a small sparsely populated county in south central Virginia.  Brunswick doesn’t have very many claims to fame but it’s Brunswick stew is famous.  During the fall and winter here, the fire departments cook stew.  They do it as a fundraiser and they sell the stew by the […]

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Green Tomato Relish

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

With frost coming quickly here in central Virginia, I decided to pick the majority of our green tomatoes.  The larger ones I am going to cover with newspaper and set to ripen.  These will continue to ripen until probably Christmas or New Year. The smaller ones I made into green tomato relish.  Green Tomato Relish […]

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Favorites from This Week’s Carnivals

July 30th, 2009 · No Comments

My Small Homestead was included in several carnivals this week.  I have found that carnivals are not only a great way for other people to discover my blog but also a wonderful way to find other blogs that interest me.  So this week, I decided to share some of my favorites. The first post that […]

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Carnival of Homesteading – Long Over Due Edition

July 20th, 2009 · 4 Comments

There has been so much going on in my life over the past month or so that the carnival has gotten away from me so this edition is going to be HUGE.   I hope that you will check out all of the articles. Canning Carolyn presents The Barber Bunch: How to make Strawberry Jam posted […]

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Twenty First Century Homesteading

July 18th, 2009 · 2 Comments

When I was a child, my mother decided that we were going to homestead.  We lived in the country so it was an easy shift to put more focus on growing your own food.  We gardened and we raised animals for food.  We had magazines on goats, chickens, making your own cheese, shearing your own […]

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Bread and Butter Pickles

July 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Our cucumber plants have been going wild.  We are getting four or five cucumbers per day so I decided to take advantage of the surplus to make Bread and Butter Pickles.  I found the recipe over at Get Rich Slowly and followed it pretty closely.  They have great pictures of the process. Here is my […]

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Goats Milk Recipe: Tzatziki Dressing

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments

One of my article recently was on making Goats Milk Yogurt.  Out of the yogurt,  one of my favorite recipes is Tzatziki.  Tzatziki is a cucumber yogurt dressing or dip that is commonly put on Gyros or Souvlaki.  It can also be served as a dip or eaten alone. The secret to making Tzatziki is […]

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Carnival Of Homesteading: How-To Edition

April 20th, 2009 · 5 Comments

This was supposed to be the Springtime edition.  In going through the articles, there were so many great How To articles that I decided to switch the focus just a little.   My picks are all how to articles and they all have a little bit to do with Spring too.  All of the articles that […]

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