Are you a blueberry lover? I received a call from a reader asking for a blueberry pie recipe - specifically one in which the berries do NOT need to be cooked or thickened beforehand. As with all baking queries, my first thought was to call my mother!
With all the cooking I do, one aspect of the kitchen that I have in NO WAY mastered is pie. Pie crust defies me. I have a million 'perfect' crust recipes. It doesn't matter. Pie is my nemesis.
BUT, I have my mother's secret weapon. Her name is Fannie. Fannie Farmer, to be exact. Everyone, say hello to Fannie Farmer. The best cookbook ever compiled.
So, dear reader, here is your recipe - Blueberry Pie according to Fannie. I didn't even transcribe it. The old parchment of this book lends to great pictures. And don't you just love the old-fashioned font?
Happy pie making!
Yes, you read that correctly. Earlier this year, we were 'gifted' with 60+ cabbage plant slips.
They ALL grew.
So now I'm trying to figure out what to DO with them. We like sauerkraut, maybe once every few months.
We like coleslaw, about 1/4 cup every few weeks. We even like fried cabbage with apples and onions. Twice. Each year.
Can you see my dilemma? We just aren't huge cabbage eaters. But we also don't want to waste food. I mean, if the zombie apocalypse happens this winter, we want to be prepared, right?
Here are some of the suggestions I've received on my facebook page, when I posted a huge 'HELP!' status:
Dehydrate (THEN what?)
Kapusta soup (yes, that's a real food)
Golumkis (yep. real food. recipe here)
Fried Cabbage & Noodles
Poor Man's Cabbage & Corned Beef
A pretty impressive list.
I have decided to make some frozen coleslaw. I like coleslaw. I envision sharing a 'summer' meal in the middle of December with a family - complete with local hot dogs and local potato salad. Then again, they might look at me funny and remind me that they were happy to see cabbage go out of season...
Here is the recipe I am using, just in case you too become overrun with cabbage:
Frozen Cole Slaw
Mix Vinegar, water, sugar and Celery seed and boil 1 minute. Let stand until lukewarm, and then pour over cabbage mixture and freeze.
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