A pilgrimage to resource efficiency 

Cooking

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.

Black Bean Brownies

Here is a great brownie recipe for those times when you are out of the boxed stuff. Greatest perk, these brownies are packed full of proteins. A delicious dessert plus nutrition, that’s a win win!

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Pinto Pie

Delicious pie, sweet and full of protein. It is easy to make with ingredients that you already have in your pantry.

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Scotch Broth vs Lamb Broth

Every ounce of an animal was considered valuable and nothing went to waste. Here’s two different recipes for soups using the shoulder bone from the Potted Shoulder of Lamb recipe.

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Cream of Salsify Soup

I have to admit, I had no idea what salsify was. After doing some research, I found seeds and will be trying this new crop in my garden this year. You can find these rare, open-pollinated, Heirloom Garden Seeds at Victory Seeds.

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