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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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Many of the stories Pap tells are about his childhood days. As I was helping Granny in the back room the other day I heard him telling the girls a story about his Daddy, my Papaw Wade's childhood days. Once... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The girls' cleaned up Pap's car for his birthday. They said it gave them a very satisfied feeling to gift him something he actually needed instead of something he didn't need nor even want. I said "Yes being useful is... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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1. This girl has been learning about medicinal remedies at the JCCFS. I'm thinking she'll be doctoring the whole Blind Pig Gang this winter. Sort of like the little old lady who lived in the woods I used to read... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-Pap doesn't use a pick because he can't hold onto it either! He used to play with a pick but as he got older he said it got to where he couldn't even feel it in his fingers anymore so he quit using one all together. So glad you liked the song! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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I found this recipe in Recipes, Remedies & Rumors a set of cookbooks published by the Cades Cove Preservation Association. The recipe is very similar to the easy peach cobbler I shared with you a good while back-but using buttermilk... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Lord I'm Coming Home was written by William James Kirkpatrick (1838-1921). Kirkpatrick was born in Pennsylvania. His mother was a school teacher and his father was a musician. Kirkpatrick was musically trained from an early age and eventually studied music... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Back in June I told you about Don Casada taking the time to write down all the names mentioned in W.C. Penland's Civil War letters. The list contained family members as well as members of W.C.'s company of soldiers. In... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Blind Pig reader and Appalachian Writer Roy Pipes has a couple of new books out. Some of you may remember my interview with Roy a couple of years ago-if you missed it go here. Here's the details about Roy's new... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Can you believe it was March when I last updated you on the Blind Pig & the Acorn Etsy Shop? Sadly it's been almost that long since I added anything new to it. Seems like after Pap's fall my life... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Today's guest post was written by Charles Fletcher. Blackberry Cobbler written by Charles Fletcher There are many ways to make a cobbler with peaches, apples, pears, blueberries, and even figs but none of these can take the place of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Don T. Good to hear from you! The crock isn't completely full so I'm thinking you would have enough room to double the recipe. I haven't every doubled this one but I think it would work out just fine : ) Have a great night! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on Make Pickles with Me! at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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off = away from here. "Jane's oldest son moved off and made a doctor. He never did come back." "Can't believe you don't remember when his store burnt down. I guess that was when you lived off." -------------- I believe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Ed-the stand has 3 legs and I guess it is in an octagon shape. I've never used another one-so I'm not sure if the way mine is made is better or not. It is very sturdy. And like your first one its an old one. Not sure where Miss Cindy found it but it was used when she gave it to me several years ago. I hope you find another one! So frustrating that they don't make things like they used too! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Every summer we have a laundry list of items we want to make sure to put up for the coming winter. Some items we can get away with only doing every other summer-things like kraut and pickled beans and corn.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The song Some Dark Hollow has been recorded by too many people to count-everybody from The Grateful Dead to Dwight Yoakam has taken a go at it. And there's about that many verses for the song as well. Its one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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The old saying Christmas in July means something happened smack dab in the middle of the summer that rates right up there with Christmas. Why do I feel like its Christmas in July? My kitchen is full of jars of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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When I returned from vacation, more than a few of my squash and zucchini plants were suffering from the abundant rainfall Brasstown received in my absence. If you've grown squash or zucchini before you have experienced the same issue after... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
Lorraine-Great! Thank you for wanting to play along. Email your address to me at tipper@blindpigandtheacorn.com Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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1. Canning and preserving knowledge is being passed along to the next generation at our house this summer. It makes me happy that at least one of the girls is interested enough to start her own putting up notebook. She... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Jay-sorry about that! I went back and added the cup measurements for the pints and quarts : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Gina Thank you for the comment! You don't really taste the horseradish in the pickles. I guess if you put more you might. I always figured it had something in it that the pickles needed to make : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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RB-I like Kale raw and I like it steamed too. Now I'm wanting to try it in a soup after all the comments : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Ed-kielbasa soup is soup made with polish sausage. I buy them sometimes to put in kraut. Your tater-mater soup is my favorite! I could live off it. I really believe I could : ) Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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14 Day Pickles are my favorite. They are without a doubt the best sweet pickle I've ever eaten-sweet and really crisp. The recipe I use is from The Deer Hunter's family-it's been passed down through the generations. We make them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Melissa-great to hear from you-thank you for the comment! You know I never noticed the difference in her recipe and the one her son (my husband's grandfather) handed down through the family to us. His recipe is typed so I guess I just assumed hers was the same : ) But his is the one I've used for the last 20 years and it does indeed use 5 quarts of sugar. The end result is a very thick syrup which surrounds the pickles. I believe the sugar is part of the preservation factor for the pickles as well as the reason the pickles keep such a nice crunch even after they've been canned. Its funny you should comment on the old post-I'm getting ready to have a pickle along on the blog in the next week or so. I'll share each step of the 14 day pickle process as I go and invite folks to pickle along if they'd like. I also wanted to mention-the recipe is easily halved if you'd like to give it an easier try the first time around. I hope you have a great evening and I hope you drop back by the Blind Pig often! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on 14 Day Pickles at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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