Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pigeon Pie!

I am going to give you another recipe from the cookbook by Fannie Merritt Farmer.

Pigeon Pie

Dress, clean, and truss six pigeons and saute in salt pork fat until entire surface is seared, turning frequently. Put in a kettle, nearly cover with boiling water, and add one-half teaspoon peppercorns, one onion, stuck with eight cloves, eight slices carrot, two sprigs parsley, and two stalks celery, and let simmer five hours. Remove pigeons, strain liquor, and thicken with four tablespoons butter melted and cooked with three tablespoons flou. Reheat pigeons in sauce, arrange in a pastry case, and cover with a pastry top.

I am guessing that a pastry case & top is the pie crust?!? It does not say any where in this recipe about deboning the pigeons so I am guessing you do that as you are eating it.

I know that pigeons are not common fare these days but it is interesting to me to see what kinds of things people did eat back then.

More to come!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Everything Christmas

**What a great Christmas reference or devotional.** It has wonderful recipes, stories & tidbits of info that you will be surprised to learn about Christmas.

It is set up in an easy to read format with small snippets or longer stories, whichever suits you for the day. I enjoyed the historical info that was woven right into the book. Great job!!
I hope to make it one of the books that I can pass on to my kids for them to read to their children!
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Fannie Farmer

I love to cook & bake! Because of this I have aquired quite a few cookbooks! I love the old cookbooks! I have a 1914 version of The Boston Cooking School Cookbook by Fannie Farmer.
 I am going to include a recipe now & then from this book so we can try something new!

Here is the first one:

Sour Milk Griddle Cakes

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sour milk
1 1/4 teaspoon soda
1 egg

Mix flour, salt, & soda .
Beat the egg.
Add milk & egg.
Drop by spoonfuls on a hot greased griddle.
Cook on one side.
When puffed, full of bubbles & cooked on the edges, turn & cook the other side.
Serve with butter & syrup.

These make a wonderful breakfast or if you are like us we occasionally have breakfast for supper! Enjoy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

When the Hurt Runs Deep by Kay Arthur

**I got it yesterday and could't put it down!
Kay Arthur has the ability to take the hurts of this life and hold them up to God's word and God's word triumphs every time.
Woven throughout this entire book are various examples of hurts and how seeking out God's word can help you through them. She makes it clear that it does not get rid of them. It is definitely a book of hope for the hurting.**
“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.”

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prairie Flower Farms Cookie Cookbook is Done!!

Linda at Prairie Flower Farms has done an amazing job on a cookie cookbook that some of us contributed to! It has wonderful artwork & great tasting cookie recipes! Check it out for your self!