Pickles, Pickles, Yay!

Well, I’m happy to say that my first jar of pickles with the new recipe provided by my sis turned out great! My husband is not usually a big pickle eater, but he loves these. Last year, my dad and I were trying different ways of fermenting pickles with whey, and it just didn’t work. Actually, Dad got one fantastic batch and then couldn’t duplicate it. In any case, the following recipe is easy and seems to be foolproof. You can eliminate the red pepper flakes if you are a spice-weinie like my sister. Refrigerator Pickles Pickling Liquid 1 1/2 Continue Reading →

Green bean variations

One of our favorite quick veggie sides is spicy green beans. I saute green beans in coconut oil with garlic salt, pink salt and cayenne pepper. Sometimes I cook them a little more al dente and sometimes I get them slightly carmelized. Either way, they are great. For Christmas I wanted to do something a little different with the green beans. I was cooking a brined turkey, which turned out great, and while it was in the oven I was on the phone with my family in California saying hi to everyone and talking about food (naturally). My niece Mary Continue Reading →