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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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It was back in December of 2010 that B.Ruth sent me the follow email: I use pine, cedar, magnolia, balsam, etc. for making door decorations, etc. Last Christmas I made a potato bough for a hostess gift. Just wrap a... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Kirk-great to hear from you! I don't know anything other than what you read about the bottle-but maybe someone will chime in with more information. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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David-thank you so much for the great comment! What an honor to hear from you-I can see why your family takes great pride-it is a wonderful song. Funny that you mention it wasn't supposed to be a Christmas song-when I was growing up a pastor would often request the choir sing Beautiful Star of Bethlehem in the summer or whenever! All the kids would giggle and smile because we thought it was only supposed to be sung at Christmas-shows how much knew : ) Merry Christmas to you and yours!!! Tipper Pressley Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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A few weeks ago I told you I had re-opened the Blind Pig & The Acorn Etsy Shop and explained a few reasons why I re-opened the shop (go here if you missed that post). One thing I failed to... Continue reading
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig & the Acorn in December of 2011. Belsnickles from Pendleton County, WV-notice the masks on the floor at their feet. (third man from left is Boss Bland-a friend of Matthew... Continue reading
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"On Christmas Eve night, we'd all go a-serenadin'. We went from house to house. We'd put on different old clothes, you know, and carry things to beat on and cowbells to ring-all things to make noise. We went up to... Continue reading
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Ed-I dont know why you need to fold it-thats what the recipe said to do : ) I suppose you could try it without folding if you want too. Im sure the plastic wrap would work as long as you used enough flour to keep it from sticking to the wrap. If you try it-I hope you like it! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Joe-Thank you for finding the source for the recipe! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Geri-thank you for catching the typo : ) Miss Cindy and B.Ruth caught it too! It should be 1/4 teaspoon of salt-I fixed it now! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Barb-I think the dried lemon peel would work fine : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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If I see a recipe that I think sounds good-I rip it out of my magazine and stick it in my cookbook. Sometimes I make the recipe right away; sometimes it takes me a while to get around to making... Continue reading
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Ed-yes butter will work. I have used a hand held mixer and a stand mixer-both work well. If you make it-I hope you like it! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Dolores-thank you for the great comments! To keep the greenery fresh you can indeed spray it with water-or even set it out in the rain : ) They will last quite a long time unless they are too close to a heat source. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Today's guest post was originally published in December 2013 in The News Observer column THROUGH MOUNTAIN MISTS, which is written by Ethelene Dyer Jones. “The Friendly Beasts” Christmas Carol written by Ethelene Dyer Jones Nowadays, perhaps because of the ‘politically... Continue reading
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Christmas gift, Christmas give interjection 1 Merry Christmas! 1936 LAMSAS (Madison Co NC, Swain Co NC). 1972-73 Pederson et al. LAGS Christmas gift (Cocke Co TN, Sevier Co TN); Christmas give (Blount Co TN, Cocke Co TN, Jefferson Co TN,... Continue reading
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in December of 2010. Granny has been making Seaside Candy Roll at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It's super easy and quick-and since you store it in... Continue reading
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in December of 2010. Granny has been making Seaside Candy Roll at Christmas for as long as I can remember. It's super easy and quick-and since you store it in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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B.-we used all the things you mentioned along with some magnolia leaves, some dried okra spray painted red, and some store bought berries. The prettiest addition we used was dog hobble. I've often noticed the purple cast the leaves get in the fall and winter months but I had never thought of adding dog hobble to Christmas greenery. The purple cast makes all the green seem brighter. I don't know the scientific name for dog hobble but hopefully another reader does and will tell us what it is! I didnt know you could get mistletoe without shooting it out LOL : ) That is the way we gather it too. Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"December is laughter and full hearts and the glad hubbub of company coming. It's mountain women gathering pine cones and galax and holly and weaving them into many-splendored things to garland Christmas mantels." ~John Parris - December in the Hills... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Sue-I think any of the trees on this page would be great: The Heirloom Orchardist: http://www.heirloomorchardist.com/the_heirloom_orchardist/the-heirloom-orchardists-.html You might want to call your local county extension office or even a local nursery to ask what type of pear tree would grow best in your area before buying one. Have a great day! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"You cooked a big dinner, and the relatives came in t' eat-just sort of like they do now. Maybe they'd come an' stay three, four days. They had t' walk. We had a aunt that lived up here on Patterson... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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My favorite seed comapny-Sow True Seed has 17 newly designed gift collections-each of which would make the perfect Christmas gift for someone on your list. You can go here to see all of the collections. A few of my favorites:... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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BettyB-thank you for the wonderful comment!! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Sue-a firm pear works best-doesn't really matter what variety as long as its firm. Thank you for the comment! Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Papaw Wade Wilson blowing his fox horn surrounded by his dogs. --------------------- Fox Hunting written by Charles Fletcher In the mountains of Western North Carolina it was natural that the oldest son would learn about guns and know how to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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