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  • Homemade Soap

    I have been making a lot of soap!  I have about 80 bars now, I think that will be enough for some time.  I plan to give some for Christmas presents. My first attempt was a simple recipe I found for equal amounts of coconut oil and olive oil.  That soap is very hard!  Then […]

    Oct 27th, 2011 | Filed under Household Recipes
  • Making Chicken Stock/Broth

    Whether I cook a whole chicken or chicken pieces, I save the bones and skin and any liquid and make homemade chicken stock.  The other day I cooked a whole chicken in the roaster.  I used some of the meat for dinner that night and stripped the rest off the bones and froze it.  Then […]

    Oct 26th, 2011 | Filed under Canning, Food Recipes, Pantry
  • On My Mind – Missing My Marine On His Birthday

    This post is part of a Friday photo feature called “On My Mind” over at the Down to Earth Blog. http://down—to—earth.blogspot.com/ Today all I can think about is my youngest, his birthday is today and it is the first time he has been away on his birthday in all his 24 years.

    Oct 6th, 2011 | Filed under On My Mind
  • Added to Pantry

    The other day I made some tomato jam. Its a sort of ketchup type thing with a little kick. The great thing was I did not need to peel and de-seed the tomatoes!! Just chop and put in large pan. Sugar added, spices – cinnamon, cloves, red pepper and cook till thick. I did the […]

    Oct 5th, 2011 | Filed under Canning
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