Welcome to Yesteryear Country Store
Our attention to quality has made us a gift shop leader. At Yesteryear Country Store the customer always comes first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations! With our wide range of gifts, you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for.
Our country primitive store in Bowling Green, KY, has a year-round Christmas section that has old time tin ornaments and Coca-Cola tree trims. You will also find roosters, apples, funny wooden signs, ragged Ann & Andy dolls, jams, jellies, honey and Cowboy Candy. Plus Silver rings set with beautiful gemstones from around the world. Come step back in time with us.
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Our little store is like stepping back in time. Filled with old-time goodies that are perfect for the country-prim home and those who love the primitive look.
A rag doll shows off our collection of country jams and jellies all Amish made.
We also have relishes, butters, pickles, and salsas, locally made, from old, old Kentucky recipes. Such country favourites as Corn Relish, Green Tomato Pickles, Farmer's Market Corn Salsa, Pear Butter, Pickled Beets, Sweet Pepper Relish, Squash Pickles, Jalapeno Relish, Apple Butter, Black Bean Salsa, Watermelon Pickles, Moonshine Jelly and a lot more.
Come in for a taste!
Please note: At this time we are unable to ship Jam, Jelly or Relishes.......
Welcome Fall ...
Fall is a wonderful time of the year. All of the colours seem to jump right out at you. You can grab just about anything you have around the house to fill with late-blooming flowers adding a few Fall leaves for an extra touch of colour. Oh. and don't forget the Sunflowers.
Make centrepieces and wreaths with ease just take an idea or two from the photos below.
Sunflowers in your yard or in a bowl
Ty and the Sunflowers
Our beautiful sweet Ty loves sunflowers and loves going into a sunflower field. When no one is looking she likes to pick one or two. Folks all over the world love these great big beautiful beauties. So, too, do the birds.
Right now is the time to gather your sunflowers before the bird's feast on them. The key is to know when they are ready:
1) Are the flowers starting to drop?
2) Are the fuzzy florets easy to rub off?
3) Are the birds around all the time?
If you answered yes to 2 of the 3 questions - it's time to cut the sunflowers.
Now, the question is what do you want to do Save seeds for the birds or roast them to snack on during the long Winter. Well, let's do both.
Harvesting and drying sunflowers:
1) Cut sunflowers off close to the stem and dry off. You can put them in a paper bag in a warm spot in your home and let them dry on their own. However, I prefer to dry my seeds in the oven. If you want to do that here's how:
1) Rub off florets.
2) Push off seeds. Thumbs work well.
3) Put seeds on a cookie sheet and bake in a 70-degree oven for 2 hours. Leave in the oven for 6 hours or overnight to cool.
Your seeds should be dry, if not repeat. Seeds can be stored in an airtight container and are perfect for your bird feeder.
But, if you want to roast some for eating - here's how.
1) In a good size pot, add 1/4 cup of salt to 1-quart of water. You will need to repeat the amount until you have enough to cover all of your seeds.
2) Soak overnight. Use a plate to hold the seeds down.
3) Rinse, drain off, and pat dry with a dishcloth.
4) Place seeds on a cookie sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven for 30 minutes.
5) Cool and enjoy.
The end of Summer can be a wonderful fun time if you have sunflowers and if you don't.... plant some next year!
There is more to raw honey than just a good taste. It contains 27 minerals, 22 amino acids and 5,000 live enzymes that will keep you healthy. Honey is antibacterial and a boost to the immune system. What makes raw honey so good? It's simple ... it's pure, unheated and unprocessed so you get all of its vitamins and you can rid yourself of sugar.
One easy way to use raw honey instead of sugar is to make infusion concoctions. Below are some of the best of the best.... easy and fast ! All infusions start with one cup of honey and 1 Tbsp of whatever you want to use in your concoction.
Cloves for glazing ham. Pour over, add pineapple slices and bake.
Mint for lemonade and tea. Just add ice.
Garlic for baking chicken. Lemon slices can be added on top and bake.
Cinnamon for baked goods.... biscuits, toast, pancakes and more.
Lemon peel for baking or barbequing pork chops just spread it on.
Vanilla for adding to a glass of warm milk as a sleep aid.
Apple pie spice for baking apples. Core out the center and put a spoonful in.
Ginger for cereal, baked goods and glazing baked carrots. Add in the last 30 minutes.
Orange peel for hot or cold tea. Just add to taste.
Jalapeno for marinades and steamed vegetables.
Pumpkin Pie Spice for topping pancakes.
Give one or two a try or better yet think up some new ones and let us know so we can add it to our list!
In our store, we have pints of Raw Honey for sale.... so pick some up!
Yesteryear Country Store
Flea Land, Bowling Green, Ky
Store 54 - 55
1100 Three Springs Road
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Open: Sat & Sun 9 to 5
Phone: 270 791-1241
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