2012

Thanksgiving Recipes

November 14, 2012 // 0 Comments

Little Green Peas With Fresh Mint. I’m from the south and we do like our collards greens and kale during the holidays. We like other green vegetables as well. 1 – 16 oz. package of frozen peas. I buy the tiny and tender frozen peas in a bag. 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine 6 large, fresh mint leaves, [ ...click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Recipes

November 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Dressing Cakes This is a nice change from stuffing or pan dressing. I make these at Thanksgiving. Moist and flavorful, just right with turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy. 1- 14 oz.package of herb seasoned stuffing 1/2 cup of white slivered almonds [ 3 oz.package ], chop them finely before adding to the recipe. 1/2 cup [ ...click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Recipes

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

Basted Onions 1 dozen medium size onions, I like the white onions. 1 cup of chicken broth, or you can use vegetable broth 1 cup of ketchup 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of thyme, fresh or dried 1 teaspoon of sage, fresh or dried You’ll need a 13 x 9 glass baking dish for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350. [ ...click to read more ]

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

This is a quick and easy recipe. It’s also a nice dessert for those who don’t like pie crust. 16 ounce can of solid pack pumpkin 12 ounces of evaporated milk 2 tablespoons of melted butter or margarine 3 eggs 1/2 cup of Bisquick 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons of vanilla Grease a deep [ ...click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Recipes

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

I make this the day before Thanksgiving and allow the flavors to mellow overnight. Chive and Cheese Butter 1 stick of unsalted butter 1 teaspoon of fresh chives, finely minced 2 heaping tablespoons of shredded sharp cheddar cheese. In a small bowl, soften the butter at room temperature. Using an electric mixer on low, [ ...click to read more ]

Thanksgiving Recipes

November 10, 2012 // 0 Comments

After Thanksgiving Casserole 1 stick of butter or margarine 1/2 cup of onion, diced 1/2 cup of celery, diced 1 small can of sliced mushrooms, drained 1 can each cream of chicken soup and cream of mushroom – I use the golden cream of mushroom 3 cups of diced turkey One teaspoon fresh parsley, minced 1 small [ ...click to read more ]

Mayflower Herbs

November 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for the New World. On board the Mayflower were 102 passengers. The ship’s official bill of lading was lost long ago. We do know that “pease” and wheat were listed among the horticultural supplies, as well as tools and vegetable seeds. We can only guess at [ ...click to read more ]

Autumn Potpourri

November 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

This is a fragrant and beautiful mixture to make for a Thanksgiving table arrangement. You’ll need a large glass bowl or a pretty wicker basket, and the following ingredients: 1 cup of dried sage leaves 1 cup of dried rosemary 1 cup of dried thyme 1 cup of black sunflower seeds 1 cup of dried golden raisins 1 [ ...click to read more ]

Herbs in Medieval Times

October 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Scents of the Middle Ages… Imagine a time when there was no deodorant, shampoo, bath soap, laundry detergent, or an array of pine cleaners and disinfectants. Welcome to the Middle Ages. With no access to exterminators, medieval people made use of strongly scented herbs to discourage vermin and also to mask the [ ...click to read more ]