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Crowder Peas, please!

Grandma and Granddaddy went on an adventure one day and brought us back 10 pounds of crowder peas. Woohoo! But then we realized what came next....

Peppers, Cheese, and Bacon!

Our garden is making some beautiful green peppers!

How I do Sourdough ~ Part 4

In this post, we'll shape the dough, and bake it. And then eat! After that, we'll have to go back to Part 1. Because this bread disappears pretty quickly around my house.

How I do Sourdough ~ Part 3

Before we begin, please excuse my messy kitchen. Oh wait, you can't see it, can you? That's one of the nice things about taking pictures, you get to focus on the clean parts, and make the messy fade away. Now if only I could do this in real life...

How I do Sour Dough ~ Part 2

When we left off, our barm was fed and sitting on the counter. After a few hours, when we open the bowl we find a bubbly mess. This shows the barm is active and ready to be used. Yay!

How I do Sourdough ~ Part 1

Sourdough is amazing. And now I'm going to talk about cows.

Fermented Dill Pickles (Maybe?)

I'm starting to wonder if I'm a glutton for punishment, or maybe failure.

Grandma showed me another dill pickle recipe. Instead of thinking, I've already tried and failed this year, I thought, "Well, this looks promising!"

Amazing Fried Green Tomatoes

One of the best parts of growing tomatoes is fried green tomatoes (and there are tomato sandwiches, and BLTs, oh!, and grilled cheese tomato and basil sandwiches! On sourdough bread!). Jeremy has perfected his recipe for fried green tomatoes with a wet batter. We've had them 3 or 4 times already this year. I hope we leave some green on the vines until they turn red.

Putting up Peaches and Blueberries

We went to the Farmers' Market on Saturday and came home with a bunch of things, including a gallon of blueberries and a 1/2 bushel of peaches. We got to work saving the blueberries, or at least the ones we didn't eat.

We washed them in the colander. (This colander was overflowing when we started.)

Peach Cobbler ~ Whole Foods Style

Ya'll, yum! I love good food. I really love good desserts. And when I can make a dessert that is good, really good, and made of whole foods that I don't have to feel guilty about, I'm in heaven. And I eat it all. I am pregnant after all. (Not that I wouldn't if I weren't pregnant.) I do still have to share some with the selfish people I live with. Only bad part about it.


I've tried many years now to make good dill pickles. I have failed miserably every time. I took the year off last year out of resignation, but this year my hopes are renewed and my determination is strengthened. (Will that result in some good dill pickles? Who knows!)

Saving some Food

Even though I have failed miserably at gardening this summer, with the energy of the second trimester and a nesting mother, I have been trying to put up some food for our winter supply.  So far...

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