Life On and Off an Acreage

In-sights into moving from an Acreage back to Town, plus a few things I find of interest.

Two things that horses are scared about:

1. Things that move
2. Things that don't move

March 9, 2011

Favourite recipes.

Fish Chowder

This one is a favourite of mine and was developed by me about 55 years ago when I was guiding tourists at a fly in camp. Take a large pot, dice up about 8 large potatoes and 2 medium onions. Cover with water. Add 3 bay leaves and about 12 whole peppercorns. Boil until the potatoes are soft. Add 1, 16 ounce can of niblets corn ( without the water). Add 1 pound of fish cut up into bite size chunks.  Add 1, 16 ounce can of Condensed Milk ( Carnation is my favourite) Do NOT boil at this point, just simmer. Add 1/4 pound of butter or margarine and continue to simmer.  This is one chowder that you can't overcook, and it is very good warmed up the next day.

When eating, keep an eye out for the peppercorns.

Spaghetti Squash

Do you get tired of trying to judge when a Spaghetti Squash is cooked in the oven? Try this one.
Cut the squash in half and clean out the pulp. Stick it in the microwave on high for 9 minutes. Mine has not blown up yet.

When cooked, add 2 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar and  2 tablespoons of butter. As you scrape the squash out with a fork, everything melts and gets mixed perfectly. Any left overs are great fried up the next day.


Raisin/cranberry/cinnamon Bread

To improve your homemade raisin bread, replace some of the raisins with dried cranberries, or do like i do and just add a handful to the regular amount of raisins and adjust the water upwards slightly.

It really adds to the flavor and is a hit with all the grand kids.
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