"Old Fashioned Living"

Hosted by Frances Young
Group active since Mon, Mar 26, 2012

Hi All! I'm Brooke, mom of 3, married a farmer about 2 years ago and trying to raise my children up the "old fashioned" way. :)

Sherry Blizzard
Aug 1, 2015

HELP! Turnip Pickles?

I need a turnip pickle recipe if anyone has one. Thanks :)

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 18, 2015

Summer Sausage, Snacking Sticks and Jam

Took out over 15 pounds of ground moose and a huge roast to make into Summer Sausage, Skinny Jimmies and Jerky. Took all day to process, but does my house ever smell nice. The summer sausage smoked in the smoker for 1.5 hours with hickory wood chips. Then it finished in the oven at 150 F for 8 hours. The Skinny Jimmies are hanging out in the fridge for 24 hours and then will find themselves on the smoker for 1.5 hours and finish in the oven for another 4. The Moose Jerky is happily marinating with spices in the fridge right now for 48 hours and will be in the dehydrator next. Tomorrow I am finishing the Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. Lots going on here.

Old fashioned snacks included jerky, sausage and dried meat. I love it. It's good for you...High protein, low calorie and zero carbs.

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 5, 2015

Seafood Stock

Yes....I saved all my shells from shrimp, lobster, and crab as well as scrap veggies (the ends and peelings of onions, carrots, etc. Since I bought some AK King Crab today at the store to make a grilled cheese,... I thought I had enough to bring the old shells out of the freezer and make stock. I will pressure can this stock and use it whenever I need to make gumbo, chowder, orzo or anything else that a seafood stock might enhance the recipe better than water.

Sherry Blizzard
Jul 2, 2014

Skinny Jimmies and sodium nitrite

I am making moose Skinny Jimmies (like Slim Jim sausage) tomorrow. I have used prepackaged cures and seasonings in the past and they work fine. But has anyone tried to make their own cure? If so, I sure could use the recipe. Thanks.

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 16, 2014

The City Tavern Cookbook by Walter Staib

My mom and I are starting a contest. We are each selecting one recipe from The City Tavern Cookbook each month. They cannot be the same recipe and they cannot be something we have already made. We will make the recipe and then review it with each other. Anyone else have this book that wants to join us?

Sherry Blizzard
Nov 26, 2013

Foodies? Bloggers?

I've had a foodie blog for a number of years and would love to add other foodie bloggers and links to yours to my page. You can visit my blog at:


Lisa Gartner
Nov 20, 2013

Recipe call for a can of nuts and a can of coconut, help!

Mom died this year and Grandma's recipe of Custard Frosting (German Chocolate Cake frosting) calls for a can of each. At least in my area, they don't sell it by the cans anymore. Would anyone know how much was in a can of each. The nuts would have been pecans or walnuts.

Sherry Blizzard
Nov 19, 2013

Hello. I am new to this group but love the idea of old fashioned living.

As a matter of fact, I've had a secret desire to be Amish! No kidding. ;)