Winter squash are abundant this time of year and the great thing about them, they will keep til next spring! That’s why they are called winter squash, they keep over the winter. Our winter squash are just now coming in. We have Butternut and Cushaw (sometimes spelled Kushaw) squash this year.
I use a lot of Butternut Squash throughout the year, but especially in the fall and winter, I prepare soups and casseroles with winter squash. Since soups and casseroles often require the squash to be cooked and pureed, later on in this article I offer you instructions for doing just that. «Read the rest of this article»
Dover, TN – The Friends Of Fort Defiance will present a Civil War Memorial Service on Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00pm. The service will be held at Riverview Cemetery near the Civil War mass grave-site.
Approximately 180 Civil War soldiers and veterans are buried in Riverview cemetery. 127 of those lie in one mass grave. Those in the mass grave were originally buried at the old Clarksville Female Academy that stood in the area of Madison Street and Cumberland Drive. «Read the rest of this article»
“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” every time I heard that song during the first 23 years of my life I wondered what a chestnut was and how to roast one. And what it tasted like. Was it sweet? Was it rich? Do you coat it with sugar or cinnamon?
The thought of chestnuts roasting on an open fire conjured up visions of snow and hot chocolate and family togetherness. A kind of Currier and Ives-ish Christmas. All from one little nut.
Did I ever tell you about the chestnut roasting fiasco of 1982? «Read the rest of this article»
A voice cries: “In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God!” ~ Isaiah 40:3
Christmas time is so busy, and most of us wouldn’t have it any other way! However, some of us would just like it to slow down so we can enjoy the season a little longer.
It’s so easy to lose sight of what Christmas is about, and the thing is, we lose sight of it while we are doing wonderful, fun and noble things at Christmas.
What the prophet Isaiah said all those thousands of years ago is good advice for our hearts today. Prepare the way, make a place in your busy schedule for the Lord. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Friends Of Fort Defiance will present a Civil War Memorial Service on Saturday, May 28th at 10:00am. The service will be held at Riverview Cemetery near the Civil War mass grave-site.
Included in the program will be the reading of the names of the Civil War soldiers who are buried in Riverview Cemetery, recitations, placing of a memorial wreath, poetry and an honor guard, a volley of shots and presentation of the colors. «Read the rest of this article»
There’s a New-Old way of cooking and eating these days and you’ve probably heard about some of these new cooking methods and foods: sprouting grains, whole grains, locally grown produce, organic vegetables and meats, cane sugar, rapidura, spelt and more.
What is basically happening in the Food World is that folks are tired of being unhealthy, don’t want to start being unhealthy, have all kinds of allergies and sensitivities, want to be more “green” in their food preparation and purchase choices, want to be better stewards of God’s gifts, and just want a more simple way to prepare nourishing foods for themselves and their families. «Read the rest of this article»
There are just some foods that are perfect for a chilly spring evening. This is one of them, and its very easy to prepare. I had forgotten just HOW delicious this stuff is. A friend asked for a different recipe and while I was looking for it, I found this; My Mother’s Homemade Chocolate Pudding recipe.
Some people are surprised at the use of flour in a pudding recipe instead of cornstarch. Flour gives the pudding a nice weighty, thick feel on your palate. Along with the cocoa, it creates a delicious treat that must be what snack heaven is like.
Some people think its a lot like chocolate gravy…. but its a bit thicker… «Read the rest of this article»
The life cycle of a deer tick comprises three growth stages: larva, nymph and adult. The adult male and female tick are shown here.
Clarksville, TN – Recently, spokespersons from the Tennessee Department of Health said that certain species of ticks that were uncommon in Tennessee are being found in new areas of the state.
The Tennessee Department of Health shared the information that tick species which used to be rare in Tennessee, such as Gulf Coast and Deer ticks, are now being found here and that tick-related illnesses have more than doubled in Tennessee since 2005.
This is due to climate changes in Tennessee. Both the Gulf Coast tick and Deer tick are associated with illnesses such as Rocky Mountain Fever and Lyme Disease. «Read the rest of this article»
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9.
In “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Barbara Robinson introduces us to six of the biggest troublemakers that ever crashed a Christmas Pageant; the Herdmans.
When Gladys, Claude, Imogene, Leroy, Ollie and Ralph Herdman came to Church to be part of the annual Christmas Pageant all hell breaks lose. Beth Bradley recalls the last time they came…”Before the service was over, they cleaned out the collection plates, scribbled on the bibles, and stuck gum all over the pews.” The Herdmans lied, smoked cigars and beat up little kids. They threw a monkey wrench into the best laid of plans, especially those of Grace Bradley, that year’s pageant director. «Read the rest of this article»
Can money buy us happiness? If we were all gathered together and I asked for a show of hands for that question, I don’t think most of us would raise our hands to it. Mostly, we understand that money doesn’t ultimately buy happiness or joy. So why do we continue to act like we believe it can?
Every time we add to our collection of things, we are in danger of being controlled and possessed by those things. Every time we say “yes” to our children’s or grand-children’s desires for material things when we should have said “no”, we are teaching them to fulfill their own material desires above all else. «Read the rest of this article»