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Hay-Box Cookery

I am a huge fan of stories about how families made it through the hard times of the Great Depression and WWII with food shortages and rationing. We have a lot to learn about resilience and creativity, frugality and prioritizing needs and wants from the families who...

How Much Is Enough???

Every October I look at the shelves in my basement, loaded with sauces and stews, jellies and juices and think I overdid. Then January comes and I realize I will run out of peaches and applesauce, canned cider and pickled beets long before I run out of winter. All of...

Happy New Year

           The light is returning.   I had intended to have an amazing blog post yesterday but the best laid plans…..Instead, I spent the day snuggled up under a fleece blanket, fighting this cold that has been making the rounds. My daughter gifted me a...