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Now Is The Time for Pickling

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The tart relish known as Picalilli. Image courtesy of Well Preserved

 

Soon the bushel baskets will be arriving, full of plum tomatoes, wax beans, little eggplants the size of eggs – all of it just waiting to be pickled and preserved. Maybe this is something you do every year, spend a day making tomato sauce from scratch, or apricot jelly, or zucchini chow chow. Or maybe you’ve never done it before and each year, when you see those bushel baskets full of beautiful, freshly harvested produce, you get a feverish desire to make it happen this year.

What if you create a new strain of super duper botulism and kill the world?

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In Praise of Green Tomatoes

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A red bell pepper is simply a green pepper that has ripened. But there is a big taste difference, and there are those that love red peppers but blanch at the thought of eating a green pepper. It’s kind of the same with tomatoes; a hard, green tomato is simply an unripe tomato, but what a difference in taste and culinary applications! And there are those among us that look forward to green tomatoes almost as much as their vine-ripened brethren, plucking them from the vine as soon as they get a hankering for a dish of fried green tomatoes or a batch of green tomato chow-chow. Continue »