A Day for Baking

Occasionally, I (Phoebe) get this urge to bake.  I love baking, creating delicious foods and making people happy.  Well, today was one of those days and I decided to make two recipes from Pinterest.  One was Martha Steward’s Fried Apple Fritters and the other was Ginger Snap cookies.  So, I got to work, along with … Continue reading

How to Build a Cold Frame {video}

Joel and Jaden worked on putting this cold frame together a couple days ago, and we made a video of how they did.  It’s extra cool that they were able to use all recycled material; scrap lumber, a window from an old door.   Good use of things that would otherwise be going to the dump!

DIY Paper Seed Starting Pots

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Gardener’s Update: After using this for my squash, I would not recommend using notebook paper.  My squash is basically dying, and I believe it is because the paper kept the roots bound too long (i.e. it didn’t break down fast enough).  This was sort of an experiment, but the instructions can still be used with … Continue reading

Angel (Buttermilk) Biscuits

Soft and fluffy Angel Biscuits.

Soft and fluffy Angel Biscuits

My family and I traveled out to East Texas this past week to visit my Grandparents and some other family that lives out there.  Grams (my Grandma) is a superb baker, and EVERYONE loves her delicious homemade biscuits.  She made two or three large batches just during the time we were visiting.  So, I decided to grab my camera and equipment and video her as she made a batch of Angel Biscuits.  The noise you hear in the background was due to games being played by cousins, and conversations going on.  Anyway, this video isn’t just of my Grandma showing you how to make Angel Biscuits.  It’s lots more than that, to me at least.  It’s a time of mentoring; a older woman to younger women, passing on information and tips she’s learned over the years.  And the little stories she throws in is priceless.  This video will be a treasure to me for years to come, and maybe you’ll find it enjoyable, too!

I hope you’re having a fantastic 2013 so far!  Happy New Year!