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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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Granny Norma-thank you for the comment! I love salt on my apples...and my watermelon...and my cantaloupe : ) I think Ed is talking about a different candy apple than the ones that will break out teeth LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Today's guest post was written by Jim Casada. Photo by Asheville Citizen Times A CRAVING FOR CANDY ROASTERS by Jim Casada Periodically this column delves into the lure and lore of traditional mountain foodstuffs. That’s at least in part thanks... Continue reading
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Judith Thank you for the comment! Ive never heard of the little silkie apple but hopefully someone else has and they will chime in! They sound great. I hope you have a good night! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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A few years ago Miss Cindy bought me 3 apple trees for Mother's Day: a mutsu, a fuji, and an old fashioned golden delicious. One died-the other 2 thrived. I'm not sure it it was the mutsu or fuji that... Continue reading
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Jim-we don't seem to have that problem. Maybe it's because we eat them too fast LOL : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Scott-thank you for the great comment! I'd say that's a dandy guess! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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B.Ruth-I thought the same thing about the thin Pizza : ) I did grate my Parmesan and I did use slices of Swiss slices torn : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Having an abundance of Sow True Seed Black Cherry tomatoes I went looking for a good recipe to use up some of my bounty. I found this Tomato Tart recipe and decided to give it a try-I'm glad I did!... Continue reading
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This post was originally published here on the Blind Pig in January of 2011. For today's Pickin & Grinnin In The Kitchen Spot-I have an old song for you-Don't Laugh. It's a toe tapping number that moves right along-and Paul... Continue reading
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Goldenrod according to Blind Pig Readers: Carol: It's been a good year for Golden Rod around here. My honeybees are enjoying it. Packing it in for the winter. Miss Cindy: This time of year my mother used to always quote... Continue reading
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Manassas, Va. Orange and Alexandria Railroad wrecked by retreating Confederates - Library of Congress When we last checked in with W.C. Penland it was March 23 1863. He wrote today's letter almost exactly a month later. ----------------------- Apr 22, 1863... Continue reading
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Yep that about sums it up : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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"He might not have any cornfield beans left." "He'll have some for me because I spoke for them a good while back." Tipper Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia Subscribe for free to Blind Pig And The... Continue reading
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A few weeks ago, I ran into Carolyn Anderson at Brasstown's Wednesday Farmer's Market. Carolyn was selling a mixture of fresh produce from her garden and things she had already canned. Along with those goodies she was also selling other... Continue reading
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I've been having an on going fight with fruit flies. Last week I had to leave town for a few days for work, before I left I set traps for the little boogers in almost every room of the house.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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A few weeks ago I shared the results of my Sow True Seed squash growing. Today I'd like to share the reports sent to me by folks who were deputized as Squash Reporters @ Large. (If you missed the details... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Trains have been on my mind for the last few days-actually ever since I read this post on the Old Red Barn Co. Blog. Every time I travel through the Nantahala Gorge I always notice the big steel rails that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Dee-thank you for the comment! I think it would be worth trying! The seeds seem so similar I bet it would work : ) Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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Krystee Thank you for the great comment! Hard to say what went wrong with the one crock. When you say went bad do you mean spoiled? If so I'd say either there wasn't enough salt. But its really hard to say for sure : ) I am thrilled you come out with one good crock and that your Mother had such good memories about them : ) Tipper 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 August of 2011. Eupatoriadelphus-fistulosus better known as Queen of the Meadow is in full bloom along the roadsides and banks where I live. It's a towering wildflower-with light pinkish... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Confederate lines at Cold Harbor, Va. - Library of Congress This letter was written on the same day as the letter shared last week. The previous one was sent to W.C.'s mother this letter was sent to his brother, James... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Over the weekend the girls had the biggest time! They performed for a large crowd at the Anderson Music Hall on the Georgia Mountain Fair Grounds. There was an early 8:00 a.m. sound check-it made the girls feel like they... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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As most of you already know-the John C. Campbell Folk School plays a huge role in our lives. I consider myself very fortunate to live just down the road from the John C. Campbell Folk School. The first time I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Granny's porch: flowers so tall they've completely covered one set of steps; jars of kraut waiting to be carried to the basement; and red, blue, and white artificial flowers to brighten it all up. Her porch looks like this every... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Blind Pig & The Acorn
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Barb-no questions are dumb : ) They are different-but I think either would work fine with the squash. Go here to see the difference: http://grandmaspantryva.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/September-Scoop09.pdf Have a great day! Tipper Blind Pig The Acorn Celebrating and Preserving the Culture of Appalachia www.blindpigandtheacorn.com
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