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It’s Spring!

It’s Spring!

Miracle of miracles, my bees made it through the terrible -20 degree temperatures this winter. They are busy gathering pollen and gearing up for warmer weather. Hopefully, this year I’ll be able to harvest some honey. I think I hear someone saying, “How did they survive such cold? Bees are so fascinating. When cold winter hits, they gather around their queen in a cluster. The warm bees move to the outer edge and the cold ones move inward. I fed…

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Then and Now Continued

Then and Now Continued

In last week’s blog I shared a letter from Deffenbaugh Disposal Service we received over 50 years ago. There was a recipe scribbled on the back. People have asked what the recipe was, so here it is. After reading through this recipe, I’m not sure I’d have the energy to make it anymore! Boston Brown Bread Combine:1 C. sifted flour1 t. baking powder1 t. soda1 t. salt Add:1 C. yellow corn meal1 C. whole wheat flour In another bowl combine:¾…

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Then and Now

Then and Now

While looking for a recipe in an old cookbook, I found a recipe jotted on the back of an old type written letter. It’s undated but has to be over 55 years old. It’s from Deffenbaugh Disposal Services. The letter states that we can either pay every two or three months. They will furnish us with a coupon book to keep track of our payments. At an additional cost they will supply us with a container for a nominal fee….

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Flashback to WW II

Flashback to WW II

I’ve been trying to distribute a lifetime of old photos to my kids. I ran across this one sent to me by my cousin. I was overjoyed to receive it. Mine had been ruined in a cardboard box in a leaking basement. This is my father with the U.S. Army in Germany after WW II ended in May, 1945. He didn’t get to come home until October, 1945 because the ships were so crowded. I once asked my mother about…

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Close But No Cigar

Close But No Cigar

This past Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, I drove out of my way home to Kansas City, for 577 miles from St. Simon’s Island, Georgia to Cape Henry, Virginia, in order to read Rev. Robert Hunt’s declaration that he made before stepping on this land for the first time on April 29, 1607. By the time I arrived at 5:30 p.m., the little hut pictured above, was closed. Id’ missed the last tour by an hour and a half.  In the…

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Yummy Apple Cake

Yummy Apple Cake

When winter becomes a drag, I turn to cooking. This apple cake was one of my family favorites. I included it in my book Family Favorites From the Heartland.  Gram’s Raw Apple Cake Ingredients: ½ cup butter2 cups sugar2 eggs2 cups flour2 teaspoons sodapinch salt2 teaspoons cinnamon1 teaspoon nutmeg5 grated large apples or 7 small ones (Granny Smith work best) Combine all ingredients, adding apples last. Bake in a 9 x 13 cake pan at 350 degrees for 50 min….

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What A Difference A Day Makes

What A Difference A Day Makes

On ordinary days, one day melts into another. Then, in a 24 hour period, the world dumps up-side-down. This picture showed up on my computer from seven years ago the other day. This was a colt that had been born the summer before. Life was in the normal mode. Then things flipped. On the next St. Patrick’s Day the PET scans showed my husband had stage 4 metastatic lung cancer. That horrible disease and spread all through him. Within six…

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Only 56 Days!

Only 56 Days!

Everywhere you turn, you hear of frozen pipes, cars in ditches from icy roads, and caution to get your animals inside from the frigid cold this winter. With all this in mind, I wrote a poem called Winter Blech. Winter Blech! Bare trees.All gone dormant.Plants reside in the basement,under grow lights. Bee hives are securedfor the winterwith mouse guardsat the entrance. Time to settle infor the long wait’til we see Jonquils again. As of today, January 23, 2024, Spring is…

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Winter Wonderland 2024

Winter Wonderland 2024

January 2024 Fluffy white cushions grace patio furniture.Six inches of powder rest on split-rail fence.Each tree branch thickly-laden in white.The only footprints—a rabbit’s trail across the landscape.I snap a picture before weather warms,erasing it all. My books are available at https://www.amazon.com/stores/Sally-Jadlow/author/B007F5H0H4

Almond Poppy Seed Loaf

Almond Poppy Seed Loaf

With cool weather here, it’s time to make some goodies in the oven. A neighbor brought me a delicious recipe I want to share with you.  Poppy Seed Bread 3 C. flour3 eggs1 ½ t. salt1 ½ t. baking powder1 C. + 2 T. oil1 ½ C. milk2 ¼ C. sugar1 ½ T. poppy seeds1 ½ t. vanilla1 ½ t. almond extract1 ½ t. butter flavor Frosting¼ C. orange juice¾ C. sugar½ t. vanilla½ t. almond extract½ t. butter flavor Mix…

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