Published: 12-29-2012 05:54pm Posted In: In The Kitchen
My Pie Crust Picture Tutorial
I make a simple, easy no fail pie crust. When I post the
recipe, some of you will blanch and say….Oh No. I have tried that one and it
just never works for me!!
Trust me when I say, it isn’t the ingredients, it’s the way
you work the ingredients.
I have been making this pie crust for 54 years. Longer, if
you count before I was married.
So, I know it by heart and, I know it works every time and I
know you can make it too.
It is infinitely better than store bought and so much
cheaper. Place 2 cups of white flour
in a large bowl. I use unbleached Bob’s Red Mill flour but many other flour... » Read More
Don't you just love vintage postcards? I think my favorites are the Thanksgiving cards/ They are almost always about turkeys. This one doesn't say anything except Thanksgiving Day. The children and turkeys expressions tell it all.Another card I have says on the front:A Thanksgiving WishGood things to eatGood friends to greetAnd a big table roundWith a smile atEach seatThis card was sent to a boys grandmother and he supposes she will be having a big Thanksgiving. He says that they will be having a fat hen and maybe some cranberry sauce. .......A bit of wishful thinking, don't you think? This one was sent in 1931, but still with the 1 cent stamp... » Read More
Harvest is nearly over here at Alderhill Farm. I am still bringing in a few big juicy tomatoes and some hot peppers. I have made salsa, spicy Italian sauce and have dried and canned and frozen lots for the coming winter months. It is heavenly to be back in my sewing room. The other day I designed an apron using vintage gingham from my vintage fabric stash. I love vintage gingham. It seems to have more body and crispness than what we buy today. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/QuiltTops/5198870/grandma_s_gingerbread_apron_bib_front_with_design/handmade/housewares/kitchen/apronsCute for the HolidaysThen I got in and finished the Autumn... » Read More
This has been the worst March in Oregon's history. Well, at least it seems like it. We have had one storm after another and all of them severe. You begin to feel like somebody up there doesn't love us anymore. We were 4.5 days without power at one point. It's really hard to sew and be on the computer without power. It's also very, very boring. We have a generator for the important stuff, like keeping warm and keeping the freezers going, and we have an indoor/outdoor propane two burner stove to cook on. We have to have water on hand saved up in clean milk jugs because when you have a well, it takes power to run water not to mention flush. You begi... » Read More
I love needle turn appliqué. I love the feel of the fabric in my left hand and the needle in my right hand as I turn under the fabric with the needle and take a stitch. Tiny little stitches, one by one, until the entire piece of fabric is turned under and secure. I must always stitch the piece that is under everything else first and then work my way out until the top piece stands alone and is not overlapped by any other piece. I do this work in the evening under a very strong light. For me, it is a relaxing hobby that I have enjoyed for over twenty years. I have tried other forms of appliqué, but never am I as satisfied with my work as when ... » Read More
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