Spiced Apple Rings

Spiced Apple Rings

Nostalgic for some tasty, old-fashioned treats? Start with spiced, candied apple rings. If you grew up in the 1950’s or 60’s you may fondly remember spiced apple rings. In an age when boxed spaghetti and sauce and brightly colored Kool-Aid® (with cyclamates!) were de...
Pickled Skinny Beans

Pickled Skinny Beans

Skinny, purple filet beans are fun to grow and make an unusual pickle. Growing French Beans I have been growing these skinny purple beans for a few years now. Like most backyard green beans, they are easy to grow and quite prolific, so you get a lot of food for little...
Zucchini Relish

Zucchini Relish

“You can’t make relish, that’s something you buy at the store!” Words of disdain and unbelief from a young teen. Our nephew was visiting. His desired foods at age 13 were very limited. But, like most teens, he liked hot dogs. With relish. At least he liked hot dogs...
Refrigerator Pickled Purslane

Refrigerator Pickled Purslane

The garden is devoid of cucumbers, so I am pickling purslane! A few years ago I wrote a post about growing purslane. The feedback was varied. Some people were amazed that I intentionally grow what is often considered an invasive weed. Others were appalled that I...