A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

The Blogging Pilgrim

    Old world self-sufficiency in a new world … 

So much of our lives literally revolves around the kitchen. We eat all our meals together there, sharing the day’s challenges and successes. It served as the school room and the family room for playing games. Plans for the day and the future are discussed and solidified over food and drink. The bills get paid, records are kept and taxes figured there. Seeds are spread on the table while planning the garden and jars are sorted and filled there at harvest time. Quilts and clothes get cut and sewn on that table. Neighbors and friends are always welcome to share a cup of coffee and baked goods of the day. Wonderful memories reside in the kitchen while delightful new, little people come to add their chapters.

Farina Dumplings

These are very light and nourishing dumplings. Serve chicken fricassee in the middle of a large platter and make a border of the farina dumplings. Sprinkle the whole dish with very finely chopped parsley.

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Shortcake Served with Fresh Pears or Canned Fruit

When using pears in short cake, either fresh or canned pears may be used and should be chilled before use.
The body of a green pear is hard or very firm. They are good for baking, cooking, stewing, canning, etc. , but not ready for eating fresh or using in salads. The color of a ripe pear usually turns from green to yellow. The body of a ripe pear is tender and yielding. When ripe, pears are best chilled before serving.

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Politics is the Ultimate Game of Double Mindedness

The front runner gets bashed for saying there should be consequences for breaking a law that doesn’t, and never will again, exist.

News? This is such important news that we have to hear it over and over again? Why??

Regardless of your beliefs on abortion, this is a political issue with an agenda that has nothing to do with choice or life.

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Extra Energy is Simple

All you have to do is put some energy food into your diet to replace the lost energy source, blood sugar. Most of us are conditioned to think in terms of candy bars or some expensive energy bar but sticking to a high-protein, vitamin packed diet eliminates empty calories.

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Determining Which Generator Best Fits Your Needs

Generators are used in many different ways – as a supplement to or backup for an alternative energy system, in emergencies when power lines are down, on the ranch, construction site, campground, beach – anywhere we want to have power and land lines are not accessible.

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Snowed In

When you’re snowed in…the garden is under four feet of snow…the holidays are over…It’s time to quilt!!!

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