Our Sweet Juliet

I know. I just can’t stop singing her praises! After pouring my first cup of coffee yesterday, I got dressed (long pants, tshirt, sunhat and Off slathered all over my body) and went down to find our sweet Juliets. It was another drying day for these beauties.  I had no idea that I would end…

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Blackberry Jello Recipe

I really had not thought about making jello out of our blackberries until I came across this post on A House Called Nut. What a great idea! Dave and I love jello and eat it almost every night as an evening snack, so I thought it would be a great way to use some of…

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It’s cherry pickin’ time

Yes, we have cherries! Yeah! I get so excited about these tart cherries. They’re pretty and so yummy! So now that we have these cherries, what do we do? Make a cobbler, of course. I use the same recipe for the cherries as I do with my blackberries except I add a little vanilla. This…

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HB in Five: Turkish-Style Pita Bread

This week one of our challenges was making Turkish-Style Pita Bread. This uses the master recipe dough from this book. I didn’t have black sesame seeds so I used regular sesame and poppy seeds. Here is a closer look at the crumb. I was expecting a pita which is much thinner. This turned out with…

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Now it’s official

It’s finally spring here at Happy Acres. We ate our first bunch of asparagus. Yum! We harvested a little over 6 ounces so far, but every day I see more and more of the green goodies poking through the soil. There is nothing like fresh asparagus. And to think I used to not like this…

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Blackberry Syrup and Soda

  We are lucky in that we are blessed with blackberries. Even after eating a lot of them fresh and giving them to friends, we freeze quite a few 2-cup bags. Throughout the year we have many blackberry cobblers and also add these gems to our morning yogurt. Now that the season will soon be…

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Yogurt and More

Today was my day to make yogurt. Well, really it’s my month. This used to be Dave’s task, but many months ago we decided to take turns on yogurt duty.  Today was my day for this first batch this month. If you’ve never eaten homemade yogurt, you are missing a treat. It’s not sweet (you…

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Time To Put It Away

Well, I finally did it – I put away one of my gadgets – the dehydrator. It’s been sitting on the corner of the kitchen counter since spring. I know it should have been put away a month or so, but as long as it’s out, in my mind it’s still summer! The Excalibur is…

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Curry Chicken Salad

Many years ago when I was going through a tough time, the only thing I wanted to eat was Maxine’s (a local deli) curry chicken salad. I never even thought about making it until about 13 years later when my future hubby and I traveled to the Smoky Mountains. There we ate at Sister Cats,…

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