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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 5 days ago 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
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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 7 days ago 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
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on JCCFS Red Pepper Jelly at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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In today's Mountain Flavor Class we'll being making pies. We'll start off by making easy peasy no fail pie crusts. This recipe will make 3 pie crusts. You can use them all right away-or freeze one or two for later.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The Mountain Flavors Class is going great! The students are all fantastic and we are having lots of fun! Yesterday was jelly day we made: Blackberry (with berries we picked ourselves), Blueberry Jam, Peach Jam, and JCCFS Red Pepper Jelly.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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We'll be making my favorite squash relish recipe in my Relishing Mountain Flavors Cooking Class this week. It's the perfect way to store up summer goodness so that you can drag it out on a cold winter's day when you're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chitter and her band the Music Mongers This past week Chatter and Chitter attended the Dance Musicians Class at John C. Campbell Folk School. This year was the 20th anniversary of the class. Playing music all day-dancing all night-spending time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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According to Chitter-if you need help figuring out a fiddle tune-just stick your head inside your fiddle case and it'll come right to you. I don't really believe her do you? Tipper Appalachia Through My Eyes - A series of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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WELCOME BACK B.RUTH!!! I doubt you missed us as much as we missed you : ) We were about to take up a collection and send you a computer in the mail LOL! So glad to be reading your comments today! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in September of 2009. Ever have a toothache? In my opinion, a toothache is one of the most aggravating and painful problems to have. Lucky for folks today relief is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Chattanooga - Federal camp by the Tennessee River (Library of Congress) ------------------ Camp Near Taylorsville Johnson County Tennessee Nov 23rd 1862 Dear Father and Mother I take my pen in hand to write you a few lines to inform you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ever since we decided to share squash recipes here on the Blind Pig, I've kept an ear out for new ones. During a 4th of July celebration I discovered a new recipe for us to try-Squash Pie. When I first... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English Look transitive verb To examine (food), inspect for dirt or foreign objects. 1982 Slone How We Talked 62 Some of the greens we used were not cooked, but eaten raw. They were "looked" (checked for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Don Casada. The Fred Lollis Story Background Br’er Jim is the smart one in our family. After all, anyone who can figure out a way to go hunting and fishing, then tell lies and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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