I have always dreamed of having a garden, but this is the first year that I have actually be able to do it. When I imagined the garden that I would have, I knew it would, without question, have tomato plants. I envisioned perfect sun-ripened juicy red tomatoes. Apparently I envisioned myself living in a place where tomatoes actually turn red, because from my experience this year, and from what friends have told me, that does not happen in Seattle. But that’s ok, because green tomatoes are delicious.
I have had a love for green tomatoes since I first saw the movie Fried Green Tomatoes as a kid. I’ve fried them, put them in sandwiches, made sandwiches out of them but I had never made a relish out of them. Until now. I have had green tomato relish at a couple restaurants around town and really fell in love with it. The green tomatoes are perfectly tart and in my version, crushed red peppers make things a bit spicy. And while it does take some time to cook down on the stove, it could not be easier to make. Try it on some sausages or burgers at your upcoming Labor Day BBQ.
A traditional Filipino dish of pork, soy sauce, vinegar, peppercorns and bay leaves. Cooked to perfection in the slow cooker.
Penne pasta tossed with savory sausage, slow roasted tomatoes, roasted garlic and sweet basil.
Chicken brined with peppery summer savory, dusted with flour and fried until succulent and golden brown. Fried chicken perfection.
For the last few years, I’ve planted a garden each Spring. I’ve watered, weeded and harvested. I’ve picked different vegetables and herbs almost every year to try to get a feel for what we use most. Aside from tomatoes and basil. One must always have tomatoes and basil in a summer garden. This summer, in [...]
A spicy twist on the classic hot dog with andouille sausage and a spicy coleslaw.
A no-bake dessert with chocolate wafers, fresh cherry whipped cream, vanilla whipped cream and dark chocolate pieces.
My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »
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