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Tipper
Appalachia
Celebrating All Things Appalachian!
Interests: *folk art *music-bluegrass, old time *appalachian heritage *blogs *gardening *cooking *canning/preserving *clogging *contra dancing *listening to chitter and chatter
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Brasstown was a chilly 49 degrees yesterday morning. We also had a chilly morning or two during the week of my cooking class (July 13-19). The Deer Hunter is loving the coolest July either of us can ever remember. Chitter-not... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In the last week, a few Blind Pig readers have been wondering exactly how big a mess of something is? A mess is enough for a meal. Here is a portion of what the Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English has... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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One of the new varieties I've tried growing this summer is a heirloom cucumber-Cucumis sativus or Lemon Cucumber. The seeds were supplied by Sow True Seed-a fantastic heirloom seed company located in Asheville NC. I'm fortunate to have Sow True... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Cheryl-LOL Than you for the comment! I dont like slimy okra either : ) We do use mess for things other than beans. And like you said-meaning enough for a meal! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com On Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:02 AM,
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Miss Cindy-Pickles LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Cee-yes they taste similar to dill pickles : ) If you try them I hope you like them! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B-thank you for the tip about how to get them crisp! I'll be trying that one : ) Yes I pickle me some okry too : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Leslie-you can go here to see how the corn turned out:http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com/blind_pig_the_acorn/2012/11/pickled-corn-and-movie-news.html(It turned out GREAT!) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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If you're trying to figure out a way to preserve a few extra greenbeans this summer-I've got the perfect recipe for you. I've made several jars of Nanette's Favorite Dilled Beans this summer, and they were a huge hit with... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in February of 2011. A few weeks ago at our weekly pickin' & grinnin' session, I told Pap and Paul I needed a song about making do. I described what... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Interior views of Fort Sumter, S.C. taken by a Confederate photographer in 1864 [i.e. 1863] (Library of Congress) -------------- Washington County Tenn Feb 16th 1863 Dear Father and mother I avail myself of the fineses opportunity to let you know... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Glynda-If you put Queen Annes Lace in colored water-the flowers will turn the color of the water : ) So you can have red-green-blue-or whatever flowers! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Steve-thank you for all your great comments! Growing up we didnt have a porch either! Granny always said her front porch was in my mouth (the cost of braces). All the kids were grown and gone before Granny finally got her porch! We set out back under the shade trees too : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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So many good 'porch' comments were left on the post Appalachia Through My Eyes - Of An Evening that I thought I should share them. ----------- Roy Pipes said: Tipper - Anymore, we don't do enough relaxing in the back... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lonnie-well we know both of us were descended from nobility LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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grab, grabble, gravel verb To dig up with the hands, esp a potato early in the season, and smooth back the dirt around the plant to leave it intact. 1913 Kephart Our Sthn High 293-94 To "grabble 'taters" is to... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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It's time for this month's Appalachian Vocabulary Test-take it and see how you do! Lope Leastways Lastingest Love bump Lopper-jawed Lope: to run or walk fast with long strides. "The Deer Hunter lopes as he walks. Back in the day,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We've been playing the part of Mr. & Mrs. Blackberry Picker this summer. Here in Cherokee County the blackberries have been fantastic this year. Over the past 2 weeks, I've noticed people pulled over on the side of the road... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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evening: [n. afternoon] Evening, in the mountains, begins at noon instead of at sunset (B370). ~Smoky Mountain Voices ------------------ Of an evening, when all the garden chores have been completed, it's nice to sit in Pap and Granny's shady backyard... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in April of 2011. My favorite song at the moment is an old traditional song The Lonesome Valley. The Blind Pig gang has been jamming on the song for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Army bridge across the Tennessee River at Chattanooga, L8121 (Library of Congress) ------------------ Mount Taylor, Carter County Tennessee Jan the 3rd 1863 Dear Father and Mother I now take the present opportunity to write you a few lines I am... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-I don't add flour-but The Deer Hunter does : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Today is the last day of my Mountain Flavors Class. It has been a blast! Fantastic students-fantastic food-and fantastic fellowship. I told the class "I won't know how to act next week when I'm back at my regular job." I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's Mountain Flavor's Class is going to be 'fancy day'. We'll be making cakes that mountain cooks usually only make for special occasions-you know like for holidays, weddings, or birthdays. My favorite fancy cake is Arsh Potato Cake-Granny has made... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B. Ruth LOL : ) I like your pondering! I do not water bath my jelly. I make sure the jars are hot and the jelly is hot and as you said they seal as the cool. Its called the open kettle method of canning-and canning books frown on the process. Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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