Granny’s Vital Vittles Kitchen Tour!

Thumbnail image for Granny’s Vital Vittles Kitchen Tour! Just a quick note this morning to let everyone know that my kitchen tour is online on Cheeseslave’s site! This is so exciting! If you’ve ever been curious to see my kitchen now is your chance! Lots of pics of my pantry, equipment, refrigerator, chickens and coop and more :-).…
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Modern Equipment Makes Scratch Cooking a Cinch!

Thumbnail image for Modern Equipment Makes Scratch Cooking a Cinch! Is real food scratch cooking just too hard to do? Most people think so. And they’re aren’t talking about some of the more labor intensive or time consuming things you could do as a from-scratch cook either. Mostly people are talking about things a fifties housewife commonly did like bake a cake from a mix, frying chicken, or squeezing fresh orange juice. A depression-era housewife would have done all of these things and more like gardening and canning but without the modern appliances. She would be crazy jealous of all the appliances women commonly had in the fifties. And this fifties era housewife would marvel at all she could get done with the tools we can get at far less expense that a fifties household would have paid.…
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Vintage Pyrex Dishes – Practical Plates and Bowls

Thumbnail image for Vintage Pyrex Dishes – Practical Plates and Bowls Looking for some inexpensive practical kitchenware? Stuff that looks quaint and will survive a nuclear holocaust? Comes in a very wide variety of sizes and shapes? Need a cheap hobby? Vintage Pyrex is the answer for all your varied needs! Vintage Pyrex bowls, casserole dishes, plates, platters, cups, mugs and refrigerator dishes are hard to damage, are so cute you’ll just want to pinch their little glass cheeks, and collecting them will provide hours of cheap entertainment making it a fun hobby to boot!…
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The Virtues of Cast Iron Cookware

Thumbnail image for The Virtues of Cast Iron Cookware If you find cooking a frustrating thing there is a very good chance that the cookware you have has an awful lot to do with it. Thin stainless pans and hand-me-down cookware make cooking so much harder than it has to be. Now, I’m no great cook nor did I ever plan to devote enough attention to cooking to reach such a lofty level of skill. Rather I’m a good enough cook so ordinary cookware looked fine to me. I started out cooking with what I could find that wasn’t too expensive and seemed reasonably healthy. For me that meant stainless steel pans bought mostly at grocery store sales.…
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Introducing a New Real Food Site Search Portal!

Thumbnail image for Introducing a New Real Food Site Search Portal! What if you could do a Google search on Real Food websites and ONLY Real Food websites? That would save so very much time wouldn’t it? No more sorting thru recipes for bad ingredients … you could quickly get right to exactly what you were looking for! Dream no more, such a portal exists! I’ve built a Google search of ONLY Real Food websites! I’m so excited, can you tell ;-). I’ve included about 30+ sites so far and am still adding. Let me know in the comments below if your Real Food site isn’t showing up in the results.…
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Instructions for Making Fido, Pickl-It, and Le Parfait Jar Covers – DIY

Thumbnail image for Instructions for Making Fido, Pickl-It, and Le Parfait Jar Covers – DIY Want to cover up your ferments with something other than a towel and a clip? I’ve been doing more fermenting this summer and experimenting with my new little Pickl-It jars. With all these jars out in my little kitchen, well things look more cluttered. And I’ve been concerned that my rather thin little towels just weren’t cutting it in the keeping the jars dark department. So I decided to try to reproduce something similar to a jar cover I remember from the Pickl-It site last year.…
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Real Food Kitchen Workhorse, the Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine

Thumbnail image for Real Food Kitchen Workhorse, the Bosch Universal Plus Kitchen Machine Okay, this post is going to sound like an ad, I know. That’s how much I love this machine! But it will be short and sweet … I just want everyone to know that there is a way out of mixer burnout hell :-). And maybe a few newbies will avoid the same disappointments I had.…
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Why You Want a Vintage Cast Iron Skillet

Thumbnail image for Why You Want a Vintage Cast Iron Skillet Did you know you want a vintage cast iron skillet? Maybe you did and maybe you didn’t but after reading this post I think you will want one! I apologize in advance for tempting you with visions of the perfect new addition to your kitchen ;-). Cast iron is a must have for all southern cooks, but you probably already knew that. What you don’t know is why Grandma’s cast iron skillet is better than the one you have.…
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A Word About Inadequate Kitchens and Tools

Thumbnail image for A Word About Inadequate Kitchens and Tools Do you live in an apartment? Do you have an old house with a little, old, dingy kitchen? Is all the kitchen equipment you have handed down from you mother-in-law? Is it too crowded? or is it devoid of tools, even a can opener? Do you dream of a beautiful, well-lit, well-equipped kitchen? If the decorating magazines are any indication, most of us do, myself included. Still, most of the cooking done in the world happens in little, cramped, dimly-lit kitchens with simple tools. Meals get made, things get done anyway.…
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