Dairy Free, Fruit-Based “Ice Cream” (with an Unexpected Ingredient)

marshmallow fruit ice cream

We occasionally share recipes here on this blog but you’ll soon notice that they’re never the kind of recipes you find in just about every cookbook. It’s been an intentional decision. Laurie and I prefer to share recipes that are unique in some way– they meet particular diet specifications, are incredibly quick and easy, really…

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There Are So Many Sweet Things to Think About

A few thoughts by a housewife, written in 1932…. As I stood ironing yesterday, my mind began to dwell on little troubles, misunderstandings, the slight of a supposed friend, problems which were beyond my control. And as my mind clung to such thoughts, each trouble, or misunderstanding, or slight, seemed to grow and grow and…

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The Small Courtesies that Make the Going Easier

Some thoughts written in 1931 by a woman in Wyoming– Recently I bought a dress and hat at a local shop kept by a women who, early in life, was suddenly and without preparation thrust into the position of breadwinner for herself and husband. Through the various ups and downs of her career in our…

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Five Reasons to Love the Humble Jar of Jam

For the last couple of years I’ve noticed turned-up noses when it comes to jams, jellies, and all preserves in general. It seems to be on the Not Trendy list at the moment. It’s baffling to me but maybe people are trying to avoid sugar (doubtful, given the other things they eat copiously) or people…

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