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Notes from a Country Kitchen


Fri, Feb 22nd, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 25, 2002

Where does the time go? My son Marty and wife and my daughter Vickie were down to Canton, North Carolina visiting their daughter and niece, Desie and husband Nate. Vickie never forgets her mother when she is on a trip, but I said, “Please don’t bring me anything to hang on my walls, as they are full now.” she brought me seven jars of jelly. They were Green Pepper - Moon Shine Jelly - Blackberry in Brandy - Sweet Potato Butter - Wild Elderberry - Wild Huckberry and a jar of Corn Cob Jelly. Guess I’m like my mother, as she liked jams & jellies too. I have opened the Wild Huckberry and it’s so good. Thanks kids for always remembering me.
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Chuckle
As a new bride, Aunt Edna moved into the small home on her husband’s ranch near Snowflake. She put a shoebox on a shelf in her closet and asked her husband never to touch it. For 50 years Uncle Jack left the box alone until Aunt Edna was old and dying. One day when he was putting their affairs in order, he found the box again and thought it might hold something important. Opening it, he found two doilies and $82,500 in cash. He took the box to her and asked about the contents. “My mother gave me that box the day we married,” she explained. “She told me to make a doily to help ease my frustration every time I got mad at you.” Uncle Jack was very touched that in 50 years she’d only been mad at him twice. “What’s the $82,500 for?” he asked. “Oh, well that’s the money I’ve made selling doilies.”
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We can’t all be nightingales - even sparrows sing.
When we have nothing left but God,
We’ll find that God is enough.
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It makes a difference, oh so much.
When working weary as you stand.
And someone comes along and says
“Let me give you a helping hand.”
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Hints
~ If soup tastes very salty, a raw piece of potato placed in the pot will absorb the salt.
~ To keep icings moist and to prevent cracking, add a pinch of baking soda to the icing.
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Too Many “Ups”
One farmer who decided to quit and do something else, offered this explanation: “Too many ’ups’ for me. First, you have to wake up, then you have to get up. Next you have to wash up, feed up and hitch up. Then you have to catch up and keep up and when you check up, you find you have hardly enough to pay up. That’s when I gave up!”
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Did you know that -
The parachute was invented more than a hundred years before th .....
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 15th, 2002
Posted in Columnists

Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 18, 2002

This weather is great, I drove to Preston the other day and went to the nursing home to Vivian’s 91st birthday party and it was so nice. I worked with Vivian years ago, about 50 years I’d say, candling ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 8th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 11, 2002

Valentine Greeting
When I visited my friend,
on St. Valentine’s Day,
I knocked on her door
in my usual way.
But there I faced-
with much disbelief-
a faded outdated
Christmas wre ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Feb 1st, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, February 4, 2002

Our nice weather made me think about years ago when spring came. I drove over to Cresco one day last week and what a nice smooth road since they fixed it last fall. Years ago when I was a kid and when sp ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 25th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 28, 2002

When I am old
Then I’ll live with my children And bring them great joy,
To repay all I’ve had from
Each girl and boy.
I shall draw on the walls and Scuff up the floor;
Run in and out wit ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 18th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 21, 2002

Isn’t it fun to work together and have a lot of fun and visiting. Last Thursday we meet at our church basement for our ELCA meeting and tied quilts which we send over seas and also give to charities and ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 11th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 14, 2002

Have you broken your New Years resolution already? Here is what other countries do at the start of the New Year. In the U.S. 12:00 o’clock midnight is for blowing horns, ringing bells and blowing whistle ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Jan 4th, 2002
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, January 7, 2001

Suppose everyone is freezing in this cold weather. It is hard to take after the warm fall and nice days in December. I have always loved the farm, but I’m really glad I don’t have to go out and milk cows ..... 
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Notes from a Country Kitchen

Fri, Dec 28th, 2001
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Annabelle Kvam Monday, December 31, 2001

The year just past,
Is like a door.
Shut tight and locked
“Forevermore.”
Gone is the year,
Of two-thousand one
No Longer yours,
No longer mine
Some days were good,
Some d ..... 
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