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The Museum of Forgotten Pickles

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted here. Since I moved to Massachusetts I’ve discovered I love gardening every bit as much as I love cooking. Maybe even more. So I’ve decided to start fresh with a new blog. It’s called The Museum of Forgotten Pickles and it’s going to be equal parts cooking, gardening, and pickles. I hope you will join me at


Up an Up

On Sunday there was an antiques flea market on the Florence town common. There were nice old egg beaters and enormous stoneware crocks and braided rugs and a beautiful Schwinn cruiser. I bought two of these little muffin tins advertising Up an Up Self Rising Cake Flour, a product of the George Urban Milling Company of Buffalo, New York. You can read all about the grain elevators and mills of Buffalo here. I’m looking forward to making some muffins very soon. Continue reading