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Cabbage Soup

A bountiful vegetable garden produces a lot of produce. Here’s a recipe for simple goodness in a pot. You can use whatever vegetables you have in abundance except turnips. Turnips are good in the soup the first day, but after day 1, the soup takes on an unpleasant ammonia smell and taste. Not good.



My Crispy Bread and Butter Pickles

6 lbs thinly sliced, unpeeled, unwaxed cucumbers (about 40 pickle sized Kirby cukes, will make about 4 quarts. The thinner they’re sliced, the more you will pack into each quart. Large English cucumbers will work too if Kirbys aren’t in season.) 3 thinly sliced large white onions (1-1/2 to 2 cups) 7 large garlic […]

Recipe – Berry Muffins

Berries are in season, and my garden is full of them, as are the grocery stores. I can’t resist their luscious color and texture, but often I find myself wondering what to do with them besides just putting them on cereal or mixing with yogurt. Here’s a good simple recipe. It takes about 10 minutes […]

Recipe – Red Beans and Rice

Ever since I lived in New Orleans, I have loved real New Orleans style red beans. When I first moved there, I was a waitress at Lenfants Restaurant, where their lunch special was a big plate with red beans on one side, rice on the other side, and a big hunk of grilled smoked sausage […]

Pickled Vegetables


This is Linda Campbell Melton’s post from Facebook. Looks good to me!

Fresh Cucumber Salad…stays in the frig up to 2 months!

7-cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills) 1-cup sliced onions 1-cup sliced green peppers … 1-tbsp salt 1-cup white vinegar 2-cups sugar 1-tsp celery seed 1-tsp mustard seed

We […]

Recipe – Lilikoi Barbeque Sauce

1 small bottle Cattleman’s Carolina style tangy BBQ sauce 1 c. catsup 1/2 c. cider vinegar 1/4 c. worcestershire sauce 4 oz. block Guava paste, cubed 6 oz. Passion Fruit puree 2 Tbsp dry mustard 4 Tbsp Maggi chicken bouillon powder juice of 2 limes 1 Tbsp salt 1/2 tsp cayenne 1 tsp red […]

Recipe – Granola Nut Bars


Granola Nut Bars

2 cups natural peanut butter 1-1/2 sticks butter 1/2 cup raw honey 1/2 cup agave nectar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup powdered milk

3 cups organic rolled oats 1/2 cup raw organic unsweetened coconut 1/4 cup each: raw hulled sunflower seeds raw pumpkin seeds sesame seeds flax seeds 1 Tbsp chia […]

Recipe – Health Nut Bread

I was unable to find my favorite health nut bread at the local supermarket so I decided to make my own. I took my favorite whole wheat recipe, added a bit more water and oil and a full cup of different seeds and nuts. It turned out to be a big, heavy, hearty delicious loaf. […]

Recipe – Kale Chips

One of the latest rages nutrition wise is kale. Full of antioxidants, it’s considered a “super food.” Now there’s a way to turn it into a healthy crispy snack. Enjoy.

2 bunches kale 4 Tbsp olive oil sea salt crushed red pepper flakes garlic powder or salt fresh lemon

Take the center stem off […]

Recipe – Spring Onion, Carrot, and Tomato Salad

My favorite garden salad recipe was inspired by the great chef, Jamie Oliver. He has a terrific show, Jamie at Home, in which he pulls produce out of his amazing garden of raised beds and prepares it fresh. His method of prepping onions for a salad is the best. He slices shallots, spring onions, or […]