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WINDS OF CHANGE
Well, 2020 is just about in the books, and we look ahead for what’s in store for us in 2021. It’s like looking into a thick fog with the headlights on bright. We depart 2020 after a most unusual year, both with the COVID pandemic, and enough news and politics to make one’s head swim. COVID remains and politically, …
SOUP RECIPES TO WARM THE WINTER
Thinking about a recipe(s) to share with you this month, and focusing on a dessert or maybe breakfast, I was making soup for the Mrs. and I on this cold winter day and thought – SOUP!!!  While winter is generally considered the Soup Season, most of us enjoy year round if one sounds appetizing enough. When …
DAY TRIPPIN’ – OZARK COUNTY’S GRIST MILLS
OZARK COUNTY GRIST MILLS TOUR It wasn’t until we returned to Missouri, that we discovered and visited a few of Missouri’s Grist Mills, a short day trip from us. In fact, we enjoyed them so much, we returned several times with friends and guests. It is said there were a dozen such mills operating at one time …
MISSOURI BICENTENNIAL – 1
DID YOU KNOW that 2021 marks the Bicentennial, 200 years since Missouri joined the Union as the 24th State? There are MANY resources and links to various events, facts, historical connections, etc. in the past 200 years regarding the Show-Me-State. To honor this commemorate this event, Blackberry Creek Retreat B&B will include a post each month of interesting facts …
BLUE RIBBON BANANA-NUT-LEMON BREAD RECIPE
I would open this recipe with “who didn’t like the movie Babe?” then recalled we first watched it with our kids when it came out in 1995!!! OK, maybe you haven’t seen it. Anyway, sometime after, we purchased a cookbook based on the movie called Babe’s Country Cookbook – 80 Completely Meat-Free Recipes (Pig Friendly mind you). I pull this …
QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS….
We love quilts here at Blackberry Creek Retreat. We have been very blessed over the past 14 years to have seen MANY quilts crafted both here by our retreaters and posted on-line by those talented ladies. We’ve attended local quilt shops and quilt shows with our guests. A few quilts have been generously gifted to us, undeserved, …