Easter weekend is through. The chocolate ain't. Tell me I'm not the only mother who samples her kids' takings.
No chocolate in the backwoods. If you've read All True, you'll know there was a lot of meat involved year-round. Those hunting, skinning, and dining scenes were tough for this vegetarian to write, at least at first. I love research, though. I loved reading about how all butter smelled slightly sour in those days, and what parts of which animals were considered the best eating (beaver tail, buffalo hump and tongue, etc.). I was also happy, if a little repulsed, to recognize some of the pork-preserving techniques I remembered from reading the Little House on the Prairie series as a child.
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