Category Archives: Garden

Carrot and Red Bell Pepper Soup

The secret to this soup is the toasted bread rubbed with garlic. Dip it or pour the soup over it at the bottom of the bowl. The other secret is really fresh carrots and bell pepper. Carrot and Roasted Red … Continue reading

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Fall and Winter Garden

For those folks who have not already done so, now is the time to plant for anything that needs to overwinter, like garlic and carrots. It is also time to plant for the fall garden here in the south. Anyone … Continue reading

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In Our Kitchen

The pickling season is full steam ahead. I am hoping for a large batch of pickled okra, hot pepper jam and pickled peppers. Right now I am experimenting with brine ratios for the okra. So far sweet red onion and … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part Two

You didn’t think we’d do just one post extolling the virtue of summer tomatoes? Here are some more of our favorites, like breaded tomatoes pictured above. Tomatoes baked with Goat Cheese and Anchovies  Roasted Tomato Macaroni and Cheese Roasted Tomato … Continue reading

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A Garden Update

The okra is finally producing now that the true southern summer is here. The peppers are also getting to the right amount of spiciness now that the days are in the upper 90’s and the nights cool down to the … Continue reading

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Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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Corn Salad with Feta and Candied Bacon

Here is another use for candied bacon. Serve this on top of a bed of greens, or on top of a pile of stewed black beans on top of a bed of greens on top of tortilla chips. Or use … Continue reading

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