7 Simple Reasons to Have a Vegetable Garden

For me, getting back to basics includes having a vegetable garden. For over twenty years I have had a small backyard garden in south central Pennsylvania.  I enjoy getting my hands dirty and growing things I can consume.  It also makes me feel a little closer to my Dad who used to garden when I was growing up.  Our gardens differ in the fact that I have raised beds and he didn’t.  He also had fruit trees (pears, apples, peaches) and I have fruit bushes (raspberries and blueberries.)  I wish I would’ve paid closer attention to what he tried to teach me back then, but I did glean the following seven reasons to plant a garden from him.

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S.O.S. or Creamed Chipped Beef

Back to Basics Month continues at my house. I was reminiscing about the many meals my mother used to make and how many of them were simple, yet filling and delicious. One of the meals I thought about was S.O.S. or as my Mom called it “Sh*t On a Shingle.” If you grew up in the 60’s or 70’s you may remember this dish as well.

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Back to Basics Cooking-Revitalizing Recipes from the 1950’s

I have decided to devote the month of June 2019 to cooking and baking like was done back in the 1950’s.  I own The New American Cookbook from 1953 and I have found so many interesting things in it. 

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