Monthly Archives: December 2013

It’s -35 but spring’s just around the corner. Sort of…

One thing about cold weather is that you get caught up on a lot of stuff in the house (not that our house could...

We had a small but wonderful Christmas

This year it was just Will, David, and me for Christmas, but it was still great. Very quiet and laid back. We slept in,...

And a partridge in a pear tree…

Okay, here in northern Minnesota, they call Ruffed Grouse "partridge," and the one I saw tonight was in our birch tree in the front...

Q and A: salt in pickles, making vinegar, and oven canning...

Salt in pickles How much salt do you absolutely have to put into a pickle recipe? Lois Lara Corbett, Oregon Unfortunately, you have to put the amount of...

Q and A: canning chicken broth, drying garlic, and apple cider...

Canning chicken broth I recently canned up some chicken broth, and now I'm "second guessing" myself. I decided to see if you could make the...