Tag: America

Southern Cheese Grits

Grits, for those of you who haven’t spent a good portion of your life below the Mason-Dixon line, is a cornmeal made from hominy. Hominy is hulled corn kernels that have been stripped of their bran and germ. What the American Indians gave the Pilgrims was likely hominy. “Lye hominy” is made when the kernels of corn are soaked in a light lye solution. You can get white grits (made from white corn) or yellow grits (made from yellow corn). The difference between grits and polenta, other than regions of America, is that polenta is made from corn that retains the germ of the grain.

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Of Course It’s Not Easy! It’s Work!

Homemaking is a job. It requires full time attention. It encompasses a huge amount of responsibility from maintaining a clean home, doing laundry, cooking, caring for children, caring for the spouse, gardening, preserving, etc. etc. For some of us, it also includes homeschooling.

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America’s Housekeeping

So when Grace kept mentioning the America’s Housekeeping Book, I did a search and found one. The description said, “No dust cover, binding is cracked.” I figured, for $3.25, I could deal with a cracked binding and no dust cover. Imagine my surprise when I received a first edition that was signed by the original owner!

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Natalee’s Memorial Day Cupcakes

My friend Natalee is a veterinarian living in Washington state with her husband and 2 awesome kids. Imported from Canada some years ago, she does things with cupcakes you just cannot believe.You can find her other amazing contributions to the blog here. I wrote her a couple of weeks ago and asked if she could do a cupcake for Memorial Day. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when she decided to do something with Forget-Me-Nots. These flowers are traditional memorials for Canada’s Newfoundland’s war dead instead of the Flanders Poppies that are popular in America. These cupcakes are beautiful. She named them “Red, White, and Blueberry Cupcakes with Forget-Me-Nots.”

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Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. What an amazing show.

Jamie Oliver is a renowned British chef who revolutionized school lunches in Great Britain.

Now he’s taking on Huntington, West Virginia – a town that has been labeled as America’s Unhealthiest City – encouraging and educating the town about the way they eat and how they can eat better to improve their health and to save their lives.

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Remember December – Pearl Harbor Day

The 7 December 1941 Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor was one of the great defining moments in history. A single carefully-planned and well-executed stroke removed the United States Navy’s battleship force as a possible threat to the Japanese Empire’s southward expansion. America, unprepared and now considerably weakened, was abruptly brought into the Second World War as a full combatant. — US Navy History and Heritage Command

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