Category Archives: Cooking

Tomato Sauce on Grill?

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Each year people buy millions of jars of commercially produced tomato sauce from grocery stores.  This food item is a fundamental building block of our diets.  However, cooking fresh tomatoes on the stove to a mouth watering sauce is as … Continue reading

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Makes 2 Gallons

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But, if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to make a lot more.  Below you’ll find the details of my fresh salsa recipe.  Making salsa has become a late-June to early-July ritual that provides us with salsa through the winter … Continue reading

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Cilantro

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Beginning each fall and into winter we enjoy one of the most coveted herbs in our garden.  This part of the year is always the best time to grow cilantro in the MS delta as our sweltering hot summers are … Continue reading

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Salad Greens

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Fall is usually a great time to plant a variety of greens here in central Mississippi.  The last few months have been exceptionally hot and arid – challenging conditions for fall greens to say the least – but I decided … Continue reading

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Summer in Mississippi

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If there is one thing that embodies or defines the spirit of summer in the south for me, it is the simple tomato.  Gardening is in my blood, a gift from my dad.  The same garden plot outside my kitchen window has produced food for … Continue reading

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Al Pastor

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Recently, we had the pleasure of visiting Mexico City on a work related trip.  It’s one of the most incredible places on the planet.  Its massive size and  a population over 20 million makes it one of the very largest … Continue reading

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2013 Tomato Crop

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This years cool spring and regular summar rains have been a blessing to our Mississippi gardens.  We were spared the early summer 100+ degree days we’ve seen over the last few years that  burned our gardens to the ground before they … Continue reading

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A good day

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The long awaited “first” 2013 tomato was picked a few minutes ago.  Anyone who grows tomatoes knows how excruciating that wait can be.  Green tomatoes seem to fill the vines and hang there for weeks refusing to break pink – … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Sauce

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One variation on the tomato sauce thing is one of the simplest recipes I’ve used.  Roasting tomatoes under the oven broiler makes a very rich, savory sauce that can be used for pizzas or pasta dishes. First start with some … Continue reading

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Baba Ganoush

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Every year we grow lots of asian eggplant, whose only use seems to be for making Baba Ganoush.  Here we are smoking the eggplant on our charcoal grill.  Recipes for Baba Ganoush are easily found on the Internet and we … Continue reading

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