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Recipes: Pickling Peaches – Capturing the Taste of Summer

August 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Spiced peaches, which we called pickled peaches in the South, are heady fruits once finished – and can be served with savory as well as sweet stuff. More on that after the recipe. I use a simple formula that’s good for peaches, apricots and mangoes or any soft stone fruit. Start with about 4 pounds […]

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Tags: Gifts for cooks · Home Cooks · Recipes · Southern Roots Run Deep

Gifts for Foodies on Your List – Always Welcome

December 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments

There are a group of perennial gifts that work for all food lovers/cooks. Here’s my list of those that you can pick up fast almost anywhere, but I’ll throw up links to their counterparts on Amazon so you can see what I’m talking about and get other ideas as you browse. (Full disclosure – if […]

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Tags: Gifts for cooks · Holiday cooking

Don’t Be a Turkey – Use A Meat Thermometer for the Bird

November 21st, 2011 · 4 Comments

A reader and friend, Laurie Steele, just called to tell me she’s brining the turkey for Thanksgiving this year. Her questions about how to tell if it’s done led me to recommend using a meat thermometer for the best results. What kind of thermometer works best? I’ve got all these styles listed below, and of […]

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Tags: Cooking tools and gadgets · Gifts for cooks · Thanksgiving recipes