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My Life in Appalachia 7

orange cinnamon pull apart bread

I’m sharing another peek at our life in today’s post.

In this video I pick the last of our turnips, enjoy the Stamey Creek, get some seeds started, and whip up some tasty food for us to eat.

The video was fine when I first uploaded it, but something went awry and it’s a little wonky now, as they say technology is great when it works the way it should 🙂 I re-uploaded the video!

I hope you enjoyed the video! If your interested in making any of the food here’s the recipes:

Cornmeal Gravy
Sweet Orange Cinnamon Pull Apart Bread

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  • Reply
    Doug F.
    February 24, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    Yep. I know I’m late
    2 questions. Is your breakfast meat regular fatback? Do you rinse it first?
    What type of wood are your cabinet tops?
    Thank you.

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      February 24, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      Doug-the counter tops are made from cabinet grade oak plywood and I don’t rinse my fat back. I’ve seen people rinse it-or even soak it for a while in water, but we never have. Thanks for watching the video!!

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    Rooney Floyd
    February 22, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    Doris Ulmann did a photo study once called “Hands” back in the ’30’s. As I watched you prepare the food, I thought what a good title that would be for your work.

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    February 22, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    So wonderful to visit with you again today, sweet friend! That pull apart bread looks amazing! May the Lord richly bless you and your family. Thank you so much for doing these videos – they always brighten my day!

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    Ray Presley
    February 22, 2021 at 10:06 am

    One of the things I like most about your videos are the outside shots, the garden patches, the creek and chopping wood. It reminds me of the place where I was born, Habersham, Stinking Creek, TN. They say my mother chopped a big pile of firewood next to the creek just before my older sister was born. Also, your Appalachian dishes and talking about turnips, creases and such paint a picture that I can easily identify with. Thank you.

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    Ron Stephens
    February 22, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Sweet! Those creek scenes make me want to get out and ramble and the red cups make me want to garden. (Been way to wet to be out in it.)

    Spring is sprung here. Not a lot of evidence till you look close. But I found a patch of daffodils at an old house place last Thursday. The birds have begun singing their springtime songs to. Red maple twigs are red and buds are swelling.

    I love the simplicity of “Jesus Won’t You Come By Here”. So often we are in “a needed time” and our most childlike prayers are the best. To be so simple, it is a song that sticks in your mind.

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    Wanda Devers
    February 22, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I always enjoy your videos so much. All the food looks delicious, especially the bread!

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    February 22, 2021 at 9:05 am

    Those biscuits and gravy sure looked good this morning. Mom tried to plant her snow peas and leaf lettuce on Valentine’s Day every year. I bought my seeds and was ready to plant mine last week, but the snow and single digit temps kept me inside. Glad you are getting an early start on your garden.

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    Margie Goldstein
    February 22, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Good morning, Tipper and crew!!! Thanks for letting us glimpse into your life and of course some great food! I could listen to your jam sessions all day long. There’s such talent there it’s unbelievable! Your green house is pretty spectacular. I worked in a friends green house one year and I never worked or sweated so hard for so little money. Mexicans came from miles and I think it was to see us white folks working that hard. It was nothing for them to make 100 thousand in 3 months. Toward the end, the plant lady wanted us to throw the plants away as opposed to selling them cheap. Well let’s just say a huge fire sale occurred when she vacated the premises. She never asked where all that money came from as she scarfed it up. She also went to Princeton University for about a semester as I listened to her brag to all how she’s a “Princeton girl!” I am going to wait until March to plant seed. We are probably a good 3 weeks behind you there, possibly a month. I did invest in grow lights ( red and blue light spectrum) and my houseplants look happier already… I’m picking up gravy making pointers from you so one day soon, here I go and then I will surely pass out from the shock of delightful gravy which I don’t get often cause mine is awful…

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    Dona DiBernardo Silver
    February 22, 2021 at 6:41 am

    I am starving now. Have to get up and make those biscuits. The video was just beautiful Tipper
    Quiet and full of a good life.
    Thanks again for sharing.

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