Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Summer Applesauce

Posted by ewquilts on August 8, 2017 in Recipes | 2 Comments

Every year around my birthday (July 10), I attempt to find what we used to call “summer apples,” typically a Lodi.  This year I found them at Stringtown, an Amish grocery just north of Kalona, Iowa.  The apples are yellow-green in color and are much more tangy than fall apples.  My paternal grandmother, Nannie, was known for her cooking.  […]

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Asparagus Soup

Posted by ewquilts on December 16, 2013 in Recipes |

Comfort for a cold winter’s day: the most wonderfully delicious and easy-to-make asparagus (my favorite vegetable) soup!  I find all the ingredients at my local Aldis, or you may already have them on hand. the recipe snap off the tough ends and add to compost bin you’re left with only the best part whirrr…whirrr…whirrr don’t […]

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Osa’s Casserole

Posted by ewquilts on November 25, 2013 in Recipes |

This recipe is from Osa, the late mother of one of my high school girlfriends, Sonja.  Her mother was a Norwegian native and made this whenever I would visit.  It’s good anytime of the year with chicken or turkey, but an especially nice way to use Thanksgiving leftovers.  The recipe is shown here in my […]

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Kater Bohnen (Dill Beans)

Posted by ewquilts on September 1, 2013 in Recipes |

This recipe is from a dear friend, a fellow quilter, and one of my “adopted” grandmothers, Caroline Trumpold, of Main Amana, Iowa.  Dill beans are a German treat to look forward to every summer, if you are fortunate enough to find fresh yellow wax beans.  This year I made them over Labor Day after stumbling […]

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