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The Fatted Pig

THE FATTED PIGFarm life has many advantages. Butchering fresh, homegrown meat is just one of them. Recently we butchered one of the pigs we bought last fall. We always buy two pigs, so they can keep each other company and so we can have plenty of meat to get us through the year and to share ...

Never Thought I Would Cook With Lard

As I was eating a lard biscuit that I had made for dinner, I was saying to my husband, “I never thought I would be cooking with lard.” His response was, “You never thought you would be doing a lot of things that you are doing now.” He was so right. A few years back, I would have ...

Hog Disappears in Oklahoma’s Creek Nation

My parents lived in the Creek Nation, part of the Indian Territory, before Oklahoma became a state. The Native Americans were friendly, although they resented the fact that their hunting grounds had been spoiled by settlers, and they felt entitled to take food whenever they wanted.The first ...

Old Recipe for Salve

This recipe for salve has been in our family for at least 85 years."Melt together one-half pound lard, one-fourth pound rosin, one-fourth pound beeswax and one ounce gum of camphor. After it is taken from the stove, add a little turpentine when almost cold."Mrs. F.W. Parrish Santa Monica, ...

Second World War: Saving Lard

Lard, shortening and bacon drippings were found in nearly every kitchen back in the '30s. If there was not much meat on the menu, fried foods made its absence less noticeable. Fat from beef or pork was used to make gravy. Lots of lard made flaky pie crusts and tender cakes.When the Second World ...

Cooking With Lard

Cooking with lard dates at least as far back as the 1300s. It’s  a prized ingredient used by pastry chefs today. It’s a great cooking fat because it burns at a high temperature and doesn’t smoke as heavily as many other fats and oils. Lard, along with other healthful animal fats, was ...

Living Dreams, Sharing Stories

A quotation credited to the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came to mind as I read this issue’s Heart of the Home stories: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."Although there’s some controversy whether Goethe actually wrote ...