In a real pickle

By Kitsey E. Burns – kburns@civitasmedia Who doesn’t like a pickle? Ok, well, I’m sure there are some who don’t, but that’s OK, more for us! Summertime is in full swing and my cucumber vines are producing like crazy. I’m pretty excited about it because I love to can pickles. This year I […]

Jalapeños bring zing to enchiladas

By Linda Gassenheimer, Tribune News Service Published: July 21, 2015, 6:00 AM Tortillas have become part of mainstream American cooking, and it’s no surprise. Whether made from flour or corn meal, they’re easy to use and are readily available. Cooking the tomato sauce with whole jalapeño peppers gives it just a hint of hot […]

Okra Pickled in the Mexican Fashion recipe

By Judy Walker, | The Times-Picayune Follow on Twitter A recipe printed in 1997 originated with chef Katie Sutton ofTthe Hess Collection Winery in Napa Valley. Okra Pickled in the Mexican Fashion Makes 6 pints 1 pound okra 1/4 cup salt 6 cups water 3 cups cider vinegar 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 10 […]

Holy Jalapeños! Try these recipes

By Connie Anderson Our trips out West have me thinking more about pepper. We are growing several kinds: gypsy and banana are the sweeter ones and we have my favorite—jalapeño. The jalapeño was named for the town of Jalapa, Mexico, where it was originally marketed. The fruit skin may show a brown netting pattern […]

Try this Pig & Whiskey-inspired BBQ jalapeno popper dip and sandwich spread recipe

Posted By Serena Maria Daniels on Mon, Jul 13, 2015 at 12:26 pm If you want to prepare for the Metro Times’ gut-busting, boozy Pig & Whiskey Festival in Ferndale this weekend, or you’re unable to make it but still want to experience a bit of it at home, check out this inspired recipe from Zeke’s […]