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green tomato chow chow

green tomato chow chow

After a green Spring and Summer, autumn is a pretty time for me.  The deciduous trees and shrubs shed their leaves by showing off brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red.  I love how everything in life is cyclical starting with the seasons.  And autumn is a signal for me to start my preserves.  Farmers’…

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homemade grainy mustard

easy to make grainy mustard

There’s an immense satisfaction when something homemade turns out well and puts a smile on your face.  It gives that boost in confidence and lets you know you can tackle the next project on a high note.  We love grainy mustard almost as much as we do Dijon.  In the past 20 years, I have…

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mustard pickles

mustard pickles

It’s canning season (the process of  preserving cooked food by sealing in jars or cans).  I come from a lineage of women who made their own preserves, jams, and jellies.  It was the best way to enjoy the summertime produce over winter.  Although in today’s world it might sound laborious and unnecessary with canned or…

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Easy-To-Make Corn Relish

Inspiration for this post comes from eating at The Canteen yesterday.  Mr. S. and I stopped by TIBS for a coffee and I spotted Canteen’s fried green tomato sandwich (blue cheese, corn relish and jalapeño jelly).   It was scrumptious to say the least.  TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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Green Tomato Relish

Hello September!  The hint of Fall is in the air and I love it!  As I was out this morning foraging for this photo, I was taken back by the beauty of the flowers and shrubs still making the field look pretty.  It’s hard to miss the goldenrod with its gorgeous bright, yellow spikes; the…

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Bread and Butter Pickles

If you were to come to my home with a hostess gift of homemade pickles in tow, I’d be the happiest chick in town! I used to make my own but our family size has shrunk (empty nesters) and I really don’t want to have to store jars and jars of preserves and condiments. This…

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Chimichurri Sauce

What an amazing and versatile condiment! Chimichurri sauce hails from Argentina – a country on our travel wish list of must places to visit. Use the sauce as a marinade for beef, chicken, fish, seafood, or perfect drizzled on vegetables.  If you have time, leave the sauce overnight at room temperature as this will intensify…

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