Janann Giles





1/30/2013
Discovering a new word to me in a old book has led to rambling thoughts about food and reading.
3/19/2012
The Raptor Research Project has followed a pair of Eagles near Decorah, Iowa, for many years. The first of three eaglets is expected to hatch between March 23 and 25. Our family is fascinated watching this bit of nature we couldn't otherwise see.
8/13/2012
You can find thousands of recipes on the internet but you can't find your memories. Recipe cards remind of friends and family who shared their best recipes with us; generations of love on handwritten cards.
3/27/2012
I can live without television but I can't live without a library card. Even when I am not looking for food related information my library surprises me with how many food tidbits are waiting to be discovered.
9/27/2012
At first glance a dinner party and hunting knife don't seem to go together but then you probably don't know Ethan Becker or his mother or grandmother.
3/12/2012
As Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary, I have taken time to reflect on my camping experiences with the organization; my camping food experiences.
5/2/2012
Fannie Farmer was a superstar chef before "superstar" was a word. She's one of my heroes. If you love baking, read why she should be your hero too.
4/16/2012
The Pillsbury Bake-off has been an American institution since 1949. Although network food challenges seem to be everywhere after 60+ years the Bake-off still spotlights cooks and their creative recipes.
9/5/2012
Some things are a mystery; especially some older kitchen tools. These two didn't come with directions but I managed to solve both mysteries. One tool seems quite useful, the other not so much.
7/2/2012
Peach Cobbler, it's a Southern classic and so easy to make. The basic recipe is so easy a child can make it but you can add your own flair with special spices or even change the fruit to what's fresh and available in your area.
6/12/2012
Food kept FDR's Tree Army working to preserve America's outdoors. Here in Part 2 of CCC Food are a few more stories about these men who later headed to WWII as part of the Greatest Generation.
5/24/2012
Before the young men of America were part of the Greatest Generation many had been part of FDR's Civilian Conservation Corp. (CCC) The work was hard but the food was good.
7/27/2012
Cave men knapped glass knives for hunting. During the Great Depression glass knives became quite the item to have. Glass knives cut cleanly and didn't tarnish like carbon knives. They were a perfect in the kitchen and at cutting cakes for tea.




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