Boule d'Or TurnipThis Boule d’Or Turnip is often called a “Golden Ball.”

The arid Arizona climate and sandy soil encouraged this odd fellow to reach deep into the earth rather than form the traditional ball. The root of this little guy also grabbed his neighbor and strangled him to death! It’s survival of the fittest out there in the garden!
Although my homestead lies in the hot low desert, my family heritage comes from the South. So today, I use this interesting specimen to make my Southern Mamaw’s (grandmother’s) recipe for cookin’ up a mess of turnips and greens.

Mamaw’s Turnips and Greens
Separate the turnip from the greens. Rinse with water three times to remove dirt. . . . (read more)

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001Mrs. Tabor’s Baking Powder Biscuits

 And glimpses into the past

I’ve made a commitment to reduce the number of packaged convenience foods that my family purchases. To do this, each item must be replaced with a home-baked recipe.

Biscuits are the subject of today’s efforts. In the past, I purchased these either frozen or canned in the store’s refrigerated section. Now, I’m making them from scratch. . . . (read more)

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