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Grandma Rose’s Portuguese Rice Pudding

Grandma Rose’s Portuguese Rice Pudding

My grandmother used to make a dish called “sweet rice” (arroz doce) every Christmas.  Because of this, rice pudding is...

Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pie

Turkey (or Chicken) Pot Pie

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, but the turkey remains!   Most folks I know are happy to be done with...

Pediatrician Recommends Honey & Lavender for Colds

Pediatrician Recommends Honey & Lavender for Colds

We took our two young children to the pediatrician this morning.  They have both had nasty colds, complete with coughing, nasal...

Winter is Knocking on the Door

Winter is Knocking on the Door

It’s December now, and the garden is bare.  The honey has been harvested, and the beehives are closed up for the season.  The...

Pressure Canning vs. Water Bath Canning

Pressure Canning vs. Water Bath Canning

What is the difference between pressure canning and water bath canning?  Temperature!  A very high temperature to be exact.  Pressure...

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