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By | October 19, 2019

We planted lots of chile and bell peppers in every color and size and degree of hotness (well, just about) and chopped them all up into a container of, well, chile hash — which we then used today to make 12 quarts of salsa. Ideally, we’d have used homegrown tomatoes as well, but we didn’t focus on paste tomatoes… Read More »

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Depression-Era Values

By | January 29, 2017

Mom was a child of the Depression. She was born two months before the market crashed and she grew up one of eight kids in a rural Florida family where the father was frequently unemployed and the mother was frequently in mental hospitals. A large percentage of what they ate, they grew or raised themselves. One simply didn’t… Read More »

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By | August 23, 2013

I don’t like instant pudding. I grew up a child of the 1970s. Born in 1967, I came into awareness as a consumer of food products at a time when instant pudding was not yet the behemoth of the colloidal world as it is today. My mother frequently prepared Jell-O brand pudding in green glass stemmed dessert bowls… Read More »

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