Category Archives: How to

Rufus Reruns: Is There a Butcher in the House?

We took a bit of time off last week, so the kitchen isn’t as busy. We’ll be airing some reruns this week and will resume our normal scheduling soon. In the mean time, bone up on your deboning with this … Continue reading

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Candied Figs

We know figs are expensive and some of you will balk at the proportions below. But those of you with a tree in your yard or who may be lucky enough to know someone with a fig tree in their … 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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Grilled Watermelon Salsa

This is one way to use up leftover grilled watermelon. Wait, people grill watermelon? Grilled Watermelon Salsa 2 cups grilled watermelon diced small 1 green bell pepper diced small 1 small red onion diced fine 1 large tomato diced small … Continue reading

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Bourbon Cherries

These are really, really strong and yet still taste amazing. The final cherry liquor made from the packing liquid is fantastic added to many cocktails or as a stand alone drink. Use really fresh cherries and a wide-mouth 24-ounce mason … Continue reading

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Garlic Update

A reader helped me recall that this year I planted soft neck garlic for the first time. This is the reason why there were not any scapes and the stalks all fell over weeks ago but the garlic is still … Continue reading

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Spicy Dill and Spicy Sweet Dill Pickles

By working with a farmer at the local market I got 10 pounds of freshly picked pickling cucumbers no longer than four inches each. Time to start canning. This year I tried two dill pickle recipes, one spicy and one … Continue reading

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