Fermenting Revolution: The Universal Fermented Pickle Recipe

By Kevin West – MotherEarthNews.com – 7/27/2015 8:57:00 AM Making fermented pickles requires us get friendly with bacteria. As discussed in my previous post, a pickle is nothing more than a vegetable preserved in an acidic brine. Acid is the silver bullet against botulism and also gives pickles their signature tangy taste. For quick pickles, often called […]

In a real pickle

By Kitsey E. Burns – kburns@civitasmedia   yadkinripple.com 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 www.columbian.com 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, NOLA.com | 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    http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/ 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 […]