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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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fruit noun Apples preserved, stewed, or made into sauce. 1926 Wilson Cullowhee Wordlist = apples. "We have lots of fruit this year, but no peaches." 1939 Hall Coll. White Oak NC Will you have some of the fruit [passing the... Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few of you may remember, I shared a post about the song Working on a Building last October. At that time, Pap, Paul, and Chatter had been singing the song for a few months. If you missed the post... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in September of 2009. I love to hear Pap tell funny stories from his past. Most of the characters are long gone from this world-but they still live in Pap's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Theyre aren't hardly that tall yet but they are gaining on Pap everyday LOL! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Maggie the cukes are crisp but oh so tiny! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B-thank you for the comment! The little doll is store bought but she is cute! A Holly Hobbie look alike I guess : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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1. The girls have been trying their hand at chicken wrangling...well more like chicken chasing. The other day I got a phone call from The Deer Hunter. In a very exasperated voice he said "Have you talked to the girls?"... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I snapped this photo of Chitter trying to get Pap to admire her hipster shoes she found at a thrift store in Asheville. One look at Pap's boots will tell you he takes shoes seriously. He keeps them that shined... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Henry-thank you for the comment! I haven't noticed an earlier fall coming. Hopefully some Blind Pig readers will chime in with things they've noticed if any : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ed-I don't have much experience cooking Kale either. I have cooked it like I would mustard greens or turnip greens and its good that way. I found this link that has a few recipes:'http://www.chow.com/food-news/159967/9-kale-recipes-you-wont-get-sick-of-making-or-eating/check Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B-it's a pink thistle. And I have to admit I didn't take the photo-Chatter did : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ed-Yes I've been the victim of a wearing out more than once : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on She Blessed Me Out! at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jim-thank you for the comment! The book doesn't share any traditional Cherokee recipes however it does indeed mention Cherokee NC : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Lorie So good to hear from you! Your kind comment made my day-so glad you enjoy the Blind Pig. I have only eaten pawpaws raw-they are tasty! But I found this link that shares a few recipes for you: http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu/pawpaw/recipes.htm
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In late spring the folks at Chicago Review Press sent me a copy of the book Eating Appalachia written by Darrin Nordahl. As many of you will remember, I had a bumpy start to my summer when Pap decided to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in July I received the following email from Blind Pig Reader Ron Banks. Hi Tipper, Just wondering if you are familiar with the term Blessed Out? I haven't heard it in a while but it is very common where... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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One of the first things Granny taught me to cook was a no bake cheese cake. It's a super quick and easy dessert and seems especially good to me at the end of a hot summer day. If you give... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I'm sharing a video from The Pressley Girls this morning. They shared it on their facebook page earlier this week as a way of sending hope, love, and peace to Brasstown and beyond. I thought Blind Pig Readers might enjoy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Kale Reporting @ Large project sponsored by Sow True Seed has started. If you missed the details of the project you can go here to read about it. My first kale planting is coming right along. A week or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Tipper your post has me singing this morning... Chickens crowin' on Sourwood Mountain Hey da ding dong diddle all day So many pretty girls I can't count em Hay da ding dong diddle all day... Fun to see this song... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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I shared the recipe for Peach Crumb Bars earlier this week-if you missed it you can go here. SSBlueRidge left the following comment on the post: "Is there a secret to peeling peaches?" A few other Blind Pig readers chimed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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How you doing? I'm finer than snuff and not near as dusty! --------------------------- This old saying simply means the speaker is feeling good. I still hear this saying on occasion but not near as often as I used to. How... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dolores-I didn't say that but it is a good idea! Be on the lookout for a pickle giveaway : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Today is the final day of the Blind Pig and The Acorn Pickle Along. Finally, we get to put those cucumbers in a jar and admire our hard work. Drain the syrup into a large stock pot and bring to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Don-thank you for the comment! Yes another trip would be great! Chatter switches back and forth on the harmony on a lot of songs. She has some sort of uncanny ability to do that without really trying : ) Which makes it very easy for her sister to sing lead! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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