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Wild raspberries and poison oak! 
Jul. 1, 2013 6:15 pm 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 1:41 pm
Just got done picking about a handful of wild black raspberries we have growing out in our woods. What makes it interesting picking is trying to avoid the poison oak and poison ivy that seem to creep up everywhere! I had a long sleeve jacket on so I was ok, but oh how I wanted to venture further into the woods where I am sure there are more berries, but I chickened out with all the stuff creeping up the trees!
On another good note, I made homemade pizza tonight in cast iron skillets and it turned out really good! The crust was nice and crispy! I will definitely be doing that again...super yum! Now what is that itch on my arm?
Jul. 1, 2013 7:06 pm
I don't know if this works, but Jewel weed usually grows near poison ivy. The juice of this plant is supposed to clear up or prevent the rash from poison ivy. Hope the berries were good, and how come you didn't share your pizza recipe? I like pizza!
Jul. 5, 2013 4:31 pm
I agree post that pizza recipe!! I hope you stayed poison free, he he!!
Jul. 6, 2013 1:41 pm
Our wild berries are not quite ripe yet - but poison ivy is everywhere! I wear one of my hubby's old, long-sleeved shirts when we are berry-picking -- immediately afterward scrub my hands in case I have touched any of the evil leaves, and throw clothing in the washer. Seems like overkill, but better than the alternative!
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I learned to cook watching my mom and my Grandma's cook - who all are the best in the world! I have huge garden and I can a lot of stuff for winter. My daughter would'nt dream of eating a pie that was store bought! And we raise chickens. There is nothing that compares to farm fresh eggs. They just make your baked goods taste better.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food! If it's fattening, chocolate or salty I'm in! I love to take leftovers and transform them into something wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always made sugar cookies with us kids at Christmas time and do the same thing now! I used to love to pick out a recipe and Mom would let me got to town in the kitchen! At Christmas I also make tons of candy's, breads, and cookies that I give away to neighbors and family for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I love to enter canned goods and baked goods in the county fair! I have won quite a few ribbons! I recently had a recipe published in Nebraska Life Magazine's cookbook. I was so excited.
My cooking tragedies
One time I tried to make pierogies when I was about 15. Well I didn't realize how much a cast iron skillet would smoke when it got hot! I ended up filling the house with a lovely smokey aroma! I never have made them again! Another time I tried to make chicken satay, and my husband and daughter about gagged when they tried the sauce. As they said peanut butter doesn't go with chicken! But I loved it. They were scraping the sauce off the chicken. They won't let me live that one down!
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