Q and A: saving squash seeds, Hopi Pale Grey squash, and apple-walnut cake

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Saving squash seeds I harvested basketball sizes of Hopi squash this fall -- and we had the squash for our Canadian Thanksgiving this past weekend. You are absolutely right -- DELICIOUS. Quick question regarding saving...

Q and A: making and preserving cracklin’s

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Making and preserving cracklin's How do you preserve cracklings after rendering the lard, besides freezing? Phil Live Oak, Florida I render the lard and separate out the cracklings before they get too brown. Then I spoon them into...

I’ll swear Will and I are growing webs between our toes

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We've only had one sunny (kind of) day in a week. It's weather for ducks and geese. This makes getting anything done around here a nasty job — squish, squish, squish. We were thrilled...

Q and A: canning blue potatoes, Amish coleslaw, and pickled eggs

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Canning blue potatoes We just dug our "All Blue" potatoes. They were prolific. I'd like to can them, but I'm not sure if I can leave the peeling on. I'm wondering if it will make...

My very best pumpkin pies are made of squash

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I know some of you will go "Ish! Squash?" But don't knock it until you've tried it! I was pretty nervous when I made Thanksgiving pumpkin pies for Will. He's a pie-snob and once...