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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden Friends

Most mornings when I head out to take care of the chickens, and gather my garden goodies, the dog goes along. She's my companion, following me everywhere I go. It's not that
I'm her favorite.
It's that the outdoors is her favorite. Anyone who goes out the door is sure to have a black lab behind them.

But lately, I've had another companion. While picking peas, I noticed that the cat had followed me to the garden as well. And when the pea-picking was finished, he followed me back to the house. What a crazy cat!

People often assume that I would be bored or lonely because I don't go away to work. But nothing could be further from the truth. With all this companionship, who could be lonely? And I have to say, most days, I have so many things I want to do, I'm never sure where to begin!

Have a great day in the Lord!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kitchen Magic

Today, I performed a bit a kitchen magic.
I turned this

into this!

I made one BLUEBERRY PIE to eat now and one to freeze for later!
Berry pie1 qt of berries
1c. sugar
6 Tbls instant clear jell (at least)
4 Tbls water (more if necessary- enough to moisten mixture)

Bake at 425 for 15 minutes 350 for 45 min

How to Freeze or Refrigerate Pies
Keep pies that contain eggs, such as pumpkin and cream pies, in the fridge.
Otherwise, you can keep a fruit pie at room temperature for 2 days; after that, store it loosely covered in the fridge up to 2 days longer. In warm climates, always store fruit pies in the fridge.
You can freeze either unbaked or baked pie crust. An unbaked crust will keep for 2 months in the freezer, a baked crust for 4 months.
Don't thaw unbaked crusts; bake them right after taking them out of the freezer. To thaw a baked pie crust, unwrap and let stand at room temperature, or heat in the oven at 350°F for about 6 minutes.



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