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Old 31-08-2011, 01:32 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped
3-4 diced potatoes
1 pint corn (kernels)
1 c. lima beans
2-3 diced carrots
2-3 chopped onions
1 pint tomatoes or tomato juice
chili powder
black pepper and red pepper
Worcestershire sauce

The vegetables may be either raw or canned. Mix everything together and
simmer a long time.

******************
Corn Pones

1 pint corn meal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbs. lard
milk

Mix together meal, powder and salt. Cut in lard, add enough milk to make a
stiff batter. Form into pones with hands (or drop from the end of a spoon)
and place in greased pan. Bake in a hot oven for about half an hour.
*******************

Molasses Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. molasses
3/4 c. melted butter or lard
1/4 c. boiling water
salt to taste

Add enough flour to roll. Roll, cut out, bake in hot oven.

Jill

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Old 31-08-2011, 02:49 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped
3-4 diced potatoes
1 pint corn (kernels)
1 c. lima beans
2-3 diced carrots
2-3 chopped onions
1 pint tomatoes or tomato juice
chili powder
black pepper and red pepper
Worcestershire sauce

The vegetables may be either raw or canned. Mix everything together and
simmer a long time.


What no squirrel?


--


James Silverton, Potomac

I'm *not*
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"James Silverton" wrote in message
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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew


cook stew at a low simmer, until is done. You need a cookbook to tell you
that?


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Old 31-08-2011, 03:13 PM posted to rec.food.cooking
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Pico Rico tagged on:

On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew


cook stew at a low simmer, until is done. You need a cookbook to tell you
that?


If you use canned vegetables as the recipe suggests, everything is *already*
done, since you start off with cooked meat. That doesn't look like any
"real" Brunswick stew recipe that I've ever seen. In fact, it looks like it
came straight off the set of "Semi-Homemade".

Bob



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Pico Rico tagged on:

On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's
recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew


cook stew at a low simmer, until is done. You need a cookbook to tell
you that?


If you use canned vegetables as the recipe suggests, everything is
*already* done, since you start off with cooked meat. That doesn't look
like any "real" Brunswick stew recipe that I've ever seen. In fact, it
looks like it came straight off the set of "Semi-Homemade".



the recipe was uninspiring for sure. I was commenting only on the OP's need
for cooking instructions for stew.


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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew


cook stew at a low simmer, until is done. You need a cookbook to tell you
that?

I was just making a general observation as was written in the book. Of
course I don't need a cookbook to tell me that.

Jill

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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped
3-4 diced potatoes
1 pint corn (kernels)
1 c. lima beans
2-3 diced carrots
2-3 chopped onions
1 pint tomatoes or tomato juice
chili powder
black pepper and red pepper
Worcestershire sauce

The vegetables may be either raw or canned. Mix everything together and
simmer a long time.


What no squirrel?


James Silverton, Potomac

I'm sure if I dig into the other Foxfire books I'll find recipes for
squirrel and even possum

Jill

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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
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The Foxfire Books. 1972.


*Begun* in 1972. [or thereabouts] I just ran across my set in the
attic earlier this morning. I think I have 6-7. I looked on
Amazon to see what their dates were & it looks like they revived the
series! I'm missing a few. Should probably buy them so when the
apocalypse comes I'm ready. [I've got the one that builds a still-- so
I guess I could just from there and barter.g]

These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.


I found them very informative & great reading. not to mention what a
great idea it was to introduce teens to *old* people and their ways--
and record those ways for posterity.


Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped
3-4 diced potatoes
1 pint corn (kernels)
1 c. lima beans
2-3 diced carrots
2-3 chopped onions
1 pint tomatoes or tomato juice
chili powder
black pepper and red pepper
Worcestershire sauce

The vegetables may be either raw or canned. Mix everything together and
simmer a long time.

******************
Corn Pones

1 pint corn meal
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbs. lard
milk

Mix together meal, powder and salt. Cut in lard, add enough milk to make a
stiff batter. Form into pones with hands (or drop from the end of a spoon)
and place in greased pan. Bake in a hot oven for about half an hour.
*******************

Molasses Cookies

1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 c. molasses
3/4 c. melted butter or lard
1/4 c. boiling water
salt to taste

Add enough flour to roll. Roll, cut out, bake in hot oven.


Well-- I might be a bit more specific on the cookie recipe-- but the
others could come from my notes. I guess I *should* try harder-- but
words are expensive.

Jim
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
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The Foxfire Books. 1972.


*Begun* in 1972. [or thereabouts] I just ran across my set in the
attic earlier this morning. I think I have 6-7. I looked on
Amazon to see what their dates were & it looks like they revived the
series! I'm missing a few. Should probably buy them so when the
apocalypse comes I'm ready. [I've got the one that builds a still-- so
I guess I could just from there and barter.g]

I found them very informative & great reading. not to mention what a
great idea it was to introduce teens to *old* people and their ways--
and record those ways for posterity.

Yeah, I was a teenager when these were first published. After I finished
reading Lord of the Rings I read the Foxfire books I liked learning how
to make my own soap and how to build a log cabin... not that I ever did
those things.

Jill

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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
wrote:

The Foxfire Books. 1972.


*Begun* in 1972. [or thereabouts] I just ran across my set in the
attic earlier this morning. I think I have 6-7. I looked on
Amazon to see what their dates were & it looks like they revived the
series! I'm missing a few. Should probably buy them so when the
apocalypse comes I'm ready. [I've got the one that builds a still-- so
I guess I could just from there and barter.g]

I found them very informative & great reading. not to mention what a
great idea it was to introduce teens to *old* people and their ways--
and record those ways for posterity.

Yeah, I was a teenager when these were first published. After I finished
reading Lord of the Rings I read the Foxfire books I liked learning
how to make my own soap and how to build a log cabin... not that I ever
did those things.

Jill


My parents had them. I was particularly interested in the hog butchering
section. The guy behind Foxfire later turned out to be a child molester or
something.


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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:









The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes..
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.


Brunswick Stew


2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped
3-4 diced potatoes
1 pint corn (kernels)
1 c. lima beans
2-3 diced carrots
2-3 chopped onions
1 pint tomatoes or tomato juice
chili powder
black pepper and red pepper
Worcestershire sauce


The vegetables may be either raw or canned. Mix everything together and
simmer a long time.


What no squirrel?

--

James Silverton, Potomac

I'm *not*


I want possum.
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
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Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped


I didn't know Brunswick Stew had beef and pork too. Is that a common
variation?

--
I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 06:57:12 -0700, "Pico Rico"
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"James Silverton" wrote in message
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On 8/31/2011 8:32 AM, jmcquown wrote:
The Foxfire Books. 1972. These books have some interesting recipes from
the folks who live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I love how
vague they can be. This is like reading one of my grandmother's recipes.
She just assumed everyone knew how long and at what temperature to cook
something.

Brunswick Stew


cook stew at a low simmer, until is done. You need a cookbook to tell you
that?

Some people do, although I'm sure Jill doesn't.

--
I take life with a grain of salt, a slice of lemon and a shot of tequila
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
wrote:

Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped


I didn't know Brunswick Stew had beef and pork too. Is that a common
variation?

I don't know. I was just quoting from the book. Circa 1972.

Jill


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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:31:55 -0400, "jmcquown"
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"sf" wrote in message
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On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:32:59 -0400, "jmcquown"
wrote:

Brunswick Stew

2 lbs. cooked ground beef
1 lb. cooked ground pork
1 small cooked chicken, chopped


I didn't know Brunswick Stew had beef and pork too. Is that a common
variation?

I don't know. I was just quoting from the book. Circa 1972.

Just curious if you knew. I was thinking that it's so much meat, my
husband would probably love it.

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