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easiest corn on the cob. PERIOD.

Pin It You may have seen this method on the nets already. But, now it’s all new and different because now–it’s Old School approved. The Damsel tested this method and it’s all true. All of it. There is no easier way to cook a single ear of corn. PERIOD. Take an UNSHUCKED ear of corn […]

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soft boiled eggs, perfect

Pin ItHave you enjoyed the deliciousness of soft boiled eggs lately? The Damsel fears cooking them is becoming a lost art, and that’s what the Old School is all about. Soft but firm whites. Yolks that are thick yet runny. Nothing snotty or goobery. Perfect. People used to (anyone still? yes? yes?) eat them in […]

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measuring honey

Pin It Honey. An old-fashioned and yummy ingredient if there ever was one. If you have to measure honey for a recipe, do you draw a deep sigh? It’s going to be messy. Sticky. Gloppy. And then it’s going to stick to the measuring cup, and  the full measure of honey won’t get into the […]

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kitchen cheat sheet

Pin ItHere’s a super cool infographic for cheating in the kitchen. It says it’s for the UK but even if the Damsel is a Yank, she found it useful and appealing, especially below the metric conversion section. The Damsel regrets she can’t seem to figure out how to fix the fact that the sidebar blocks […]

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Pin It  How to make oat flour: Real way: obtain whole oat grains, ideally by going into an organic field with a sickle, while singing Kumbaya. Grind them in a mill. Lazy/easy way: Put oatmeal (dry, uncooked, plain, old-fashioned or quick) in your blender. Turn it on. Watch it turn into powder, which you now […]

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Pin ItAt the Cottage by the Mountains, snow isn’t unusual. It’s a pretty constant companion through January and February. Snow is common off and on from Halloween to Mother’s Day. But snow this deep is pretty rare. (A shot of the path to the chicken coop.) All this snow makes the Damsel crave a cup […]

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old school stove

Pin ItSometimes older is better. Someday, this old school oven shall preside over the Damsel’s kitchen. From this angle, she can see no down side. Someday. Someday. Anyone have any info on whether this exists in the real world, or is only found in old-fashioned dreams?

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DIY Whole Wheat Pancake Mix

Pin ItClass: Please welcome substitute teacher Katheryn Rivas. D.I.Y. Whole Wheat Pancake Mix:  An Old-Fashioned Classic for Modern Times One of the warmest memories from childhood is waking up to the smell of pancakes before a long day of school. But gone are the days when moms have the time to make pancakes from scratch […]

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Pin ItGreen onions! Mmmm! The Damsel loves them. They have that great onion flavor, but somehow fresher tasting, and usually not harsh or bitter. They cook fast. They’re cute. What’s not to love? Well, they don’t store as well as grown-up onions. But what if you could grow your own, easily, quickly, and–free? The Damsel […]

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Pin ItOnce upon a time, when you wanted to buy some meat for your family, you went to the butcher shop. Things were a little more compartmentalized back then. There were no such things as super-mega-marts that sell everything under the sun. There were cobblers, and chandlers (candle-makers), and millers, and tailors, and yes, butchers. […]

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