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February 21, 2014

When you can’t stomach one more root vegetable, carrot salad, or potato “something” you resort to folks more resilient and less spoiled.

weekly winter root dig - January 5, 2014

weekly winter root dig – January 5, 2014

In this case, I fall back on dessert comfort food from my Mom.  I’ll leave you to this old post from back when this blog was a newbie.  The farmstead is still providing the same ingredients these days as it did in the Depression, although I usually have much more butter than lard or suet.  The suet was saved for the mincemeat and I have squirreled away the tallow and lard for soap.  Dried prunes and butter will act as stand-ins today.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Bee permalink
    February 21, 2014 2:40 pm

    Yes, that’s the one disadvantage of seasonal eating — by the time you get to the end of the season, you’re sick of whatever it is. Except maybe asparagus; that season is short enough around here that I rarely get tired of it before I have to stop harvesting so there’s some for next year. I’m really hoping we can get those old crowns into a brand new bed this fall. The old bed is probably 50+, and it’s really time…

  2. February 22, 2014 6:30 am


    We have bags and bags of leaf lard in the freezer ready to be rendered. Quart bags of cubed back fat. Cook in the pan, add a few veggies and a little salt….good times.

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