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The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 6d ago

Kids Praise Mom for Good Food, Mom Faints, has yet to be revived.

Early last summer I was drying parsley and basil like it was my job. Every Saturday I'd go out and pick a bunch of each, then come in and dry the leaves in the oven for saving for the winter...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 1W ago

Bake-ware with Athletic Abilities

Once upon a time I bought a mini pie pan - it's a metal pan with 6 wells for pies. When was this? I don't recall. Why did I buy this? I also don't recall. Where? The Wilton tent sale! I swea...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 2W ago

Tasting Summer Freshness in the Middle of Depressing Winter

Our garden this summer was all about the tomatoes. All the plants were started from seeds this year. I spent plenty of time lovingly coaxing them to grow in the basement under the florescent...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 3W ago

Worrying about pot lids in the bathtub

One of the strangest things I've canned yet - has to be zucchini.Strange because usually you can something to maintain freshness and zucchini? Well, it comes out a sloppy mess - but honestl...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 4W ago

Merry Christmas 2017

May your Christmas be filled with the GIFT of faithAnd the BLESSING of hopeAnd the PEACE of His love.The Raatjes Family Andy, ErinBronwyn, Nicholas& Rusty
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 1M ago

Chicken about cooking - mostly because I was threatened...

It's been a long time since I've cooked something new and felt like experimenting on my family. Recently I've had neck surgery so for quite a long time I wasn't "allowed" to cook. Guess how ...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 1M ago

Ipema Family Canning Exchange 2017 (a wee bit late...)

It has come to my attention that I have not told you about our Canning Exchange this fall! How can that be? Items were canned, bottled, sewing, put together.Food was eaten.Laughter had.Stori...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 1M ago

A doodle of a dandy birthday!

This past September our nephew Jackson turned 3! (That means Nicholas isn’t too far behind – say it isn’t so!!)I asked his mom what kind of cake I should make. First, there was talk of sport...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 1M ago

Deliciousness on a homemade crust - Yum.

I’m always looking for a way to make dinner easy but taste good. This was not easy but it tasted awesome. I take that back. I worked extra hard the day before to make the evening of making d...
The Misadventures of Myrtle Grace · 2M ago

Freshness perfected on a piece of toast

Somewhere about late summer, we start getting somewhat overwhelmed with tomatoes. So far we’ve made bruschetta, salsa, pasta sauce, pizza sauce, canned tomatoes, every dinner dish we can th...