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Using Wild Violets in Appalachia

The violets are blooming all over Wilson Holler. Although I know the little flowers can be invasive I can’t help but love their cheery little faces. In my latest video I discuss violet uses, share a traditional Appalachian violet game I learned as a child and make a run of violet jelly. I hope you enjoyed the video! Have you ever played the rooster game or tasted violet jelly?…

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Fried Egg
Appalachian Food

Cooking Eggs

“Mother never had much time to fix fancy dishes—with a hungry husband and children to feed she got food on…

turnips
Appalachian Food

Stewed Turnips

My fall turnips didn’t do as good as they usually do. I even replanted them and they still didn’t make.…

Sawmill Gravy
Appalachian Food

Sawmill Gravy

Every time Granny made sawmill gravy, also called cornmeal gravy, when I was growing up I moaned and groaned. I…