Pickles Relishes Preserves

Produce of the Week, May 1, 2017

Texas sweet onions are a member of the allium family, which also includes yellow onions, white onions, scallions, and garlic. Texas sweet onions are sweeter in taste than any traditional store bought onion and have a short harvest time, making them a luxurious commodity. Because of the compounds found in the allium family foods, onions…

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Featured Produce of the Week – Red Cabbage

Red cabbage contains fiber that may help prevent constipation, lower the risk of developing diverticular disease and may help relieve the symptoms of a number of gastrointestinal conditions. Usually citrus fruits are known to contain vitamin C, however 1 cup of chopped red cabbage has about half the recommended daily intake. Red cabbage also contains…

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Pickled Beans

I say “pickled beans” because I like to do them with both the blue lake and yellow wax beans, to create a color contrast in the jars. My uncle Ralph made pickled green beans with dill almost every summer and I would always look forward to devouring them. I recall that he used primarily dill…

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Yes you can…can!

I have been canning since I was a teenager, a tradition that is passed on from one generation to the next. Somewhat of a lost art, I feel in the last few years it is definitely making a comeback. There is nothing quite as rewarding as making and serving your own homemade pickles, preserves and…

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