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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pickled Eggs

Pickled eggs seemed like the logical conclusion to my obsession with making pickles all summer and the chickens really kicking production into high gear. So since I can't sleep in past 7 anymore, I got up and made pickled eggs this morning.

Fill a clear/sterile jar with peeled, hard boiled eggs, 1 sliced onion and 1 peeled clove of garlic.
In a sauce pan, heat just to boiling: handful of dill seed, handful of peppercorns, 1/2 handful of mustard seeds with 2 cups vinegar, 1 cup water and a few teaspoons of pickling salt.
Pour this mixture over the eggs and put the lid on tight. Let it cool on the countertop for the afternoon and then store in the fridge.
All the websites say not to store them in the cupboard anymore... but people did for years so I'm sure it's fine. As I'll probabaly be feeding most of these to my 2 year old, I'm gonna store them in the fridge just to be safe.


Sorry I haven't been posting as often lately! I've started a knitting business and it's keeping me so busy! Come see my facebook page here .

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Red apples / Green tomato / Tomatillo Salsa

I made the best salsa of all time today. I don't mean too proud or anything, but seriously, it is that good.
At the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk this morning Megan was telling me about this apple salsa she bought at the cider mill. She said it was good, but it could've been better. And that got me thinking...
I just harvested the garden out yesterday so I had a bowl of tomatillos, I still had a few green tomatoes and I had a few apples left from the farmers market. I also had chili peppers, onions and garlic. I whirrled all that in the food processor. And then put it in a saucepan with about a cup of vinegar, kosher salt and 2 tsps of cumin. I cooked it down for about 10 minutes.
And Oh. My. Goodness.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

apple carnage

My friend Rachel brought me the most amazing gift today! An entire bushell of apples! I was just thrilled and totally blessed by this gift.
This is a small amount of the apples before...

This is the carnage afterwards...

I made 9 quarts of Apple Sauce- 3 cooked with cinnamon sticks.

I also made those Green Tomato Pickles! I have no idea what to expect but they look good! They are made with dill seed, peppercorns, garlic and a salt water/vinegar brine.

I also made an apple crisp, corn bread and jambalaya! So much for a sick day!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

best bread and best cake ever

A few weeks ago I wanted to bake bread but didn't have all the ingredients to any of my usual recipes so I made a mish-mosh of a few of my favorites and it is SO good! It is a mix between basic white bread, muffins, and corn bread.
1 3/4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
I've been mixing in some fresh herbs lately, once I made it with cheese and chilis.
It's so light and muffin-like and yet bread-y too.

The Green Tomato Bread is Ahhhhhh-mazing. Oh my goodness, it's so good! I made a brown sugar, cinnamon and sour cream frosting. I can't stop eating it!

Green Tomatoes

My friend Amy gave me two bags of green tomatoes. I was so excited!

I was especially excited because I wanted to make this Green Tomato Cake. I haven't tried it yet so you'll have to wait for the review on how it tastes!

Next this morning I made a big batch of green tomato salsa. I put some extra peppers in since the other salsa was pretty mild. This batch will go in the freezer.

I really want to make these dill green tomato pickles but I ran out of jars! Bummer!

Friday, October 1, 2010

today I canned salsa and baked cookies

More molasses cookies, this time minus the almond butter (it's gone).

This Salsa Verde is like the salsa I made before but this time I put hot peppers in it. Smelled great.
And the combo of smells hanging in the house tonight is amazing.