Oats are a staple that everyone should have in their pantry! They have so many uses, as a hot cereal on a cold winter morning, for making bread, baking cookies or even making granola. You can use rolled oats as a meat extender in meat loaves. Oat flour makes rich thickeners for soups, gravies and Read More…

Funny the things you grow up with and the things you don’t. In my house growing up I don’t ever remember my mother making any sort of Chex Mix at Christmas, she made other things such as delicious Christmas cookies which we loved to decorate. In the collection of recipes my mother-in-law gave me when Read More…

Remember those candied nuts I made earlier this week? They are a wonderful addition to this Pear and Bleu Cheese Salad. This will be served with what we’ll be eating on Christmas Day, I’m sure it is destined to become a family favorite! Ingredients: 1 head of spinach or about 10 oz of fresh salad Read More…

A few weeks ago I wrote about wheat berries. There are actually two types of wheat: hard and soft. The key difference between them is protein content. Where wheat is grown can determine protein content: Northwestern US and western Canada produce a hard wheat that’s very high in protein, while the southern US states grow Read More…

Transplanting Orchids Transplanting orchids is not hard. If you have orchids eventually they will need to be transplanted. My daughter gave me three orchids that she rescued from her place of employment. The business where she worked would purchase orchids when they were blooming to decorate with. Later when they were finished blooming they were Read More…

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