Monthly Archives: May 2009

Hubby’s Two Cents on Yard Sales and Books

Note from Joan: As I mentioned earlier, I’m trying to get some guest-bloggers to offer their perspectives on York County. Today’s post comes from my absolute favorite person in the county… Hubby! He went yard-sale shopping with me yesterday, and … Continue reading

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The best way to spend a spring Saturday

You probably know by now that I love yard sales, and of course I recognize that it’s almost a must-do on spring and summer weekends in York County. So this morning, we loaded the whole family into the car and … Continue reading

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New friends

Another pop quiz! Can you guess where I was in York County today, that I came upon this nice family? I’ll give you a hint, though you probably won’t need it – We had a nice lunch and did a … Continue reading

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A most fetching post

Here’s one that Hubby pointed out to me while we were away for our anniversary last Wednesday and Thursday. (Photos from our trip to come; we saw some really gorgeous parts of the state!) Anyway, he said, “You know, when … Continue reading

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Pop quiz answer: Now with an extra winner!

Or, if you prefer, an “extry” winner, because extry – pronounced ex-tree – is the answer to my pop quiz from Thursday about how “extra” might be pronounced in York County and other rural areas. Joe put up a valiant … Continue reading

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One year in York

Note from Joan: I asked one of the coolest people I know in the newsroom, Matt Kinnear – one of our assistant sports editors – to guest-blog for me today. Hopefully, this will be the first in a series of … Continue reading

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Pop quiz: An overheard Yorkism

While shopping at Macy’s this past weekend, I sat in the shoe department near some lovely older ladies for a while, and had the privilege of hearing them talking. First of all, they were great. Very friendly, which I appreciated. … Continue reading

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And one last recipe: Apple butter

Apple-butter-making is seen on a large scale in this 2007 photo by Jason Plotkin. Want to make your own in a slightly smaller kettle? Read on. This recipe might be a little early, but hang on to it – you … Continue reading

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More recipe-sharing: Rivel soup

Here’s another courtesy of that same newsletter from the Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage Group. You might remember I brought up rivels when I was talking about the “right” way to make chicken-corn soup. Well, this recipe goes right to the main … Continue reading

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Make your own hogmaw

Allen Keeney, a cook with Twin Pine Farm Country Store, makes hogmaw by stuffing a pig’s stomach with potatoes, onions, sausage and cabbage in this 2006 photo by Jason Plotkin. This is one I’ve had in the files for a … Continue reading

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