This recipe for antipasto reminds me more of a salsa than a traditional Italian antipasto. However, it could be served over toasted bread like a bruschetta if desired. Typical antipasto is made of fresh meats and cheeses, garnished with herbs and other vegetables. In Italian tradition, antipasto is served at the beginning of the meal … Continue reading
Our third and final (for now) recipe for Chow Chow. This one calls for tomatoes, onions, celery, mango peppers (aka bell peppers), cabbage and cauliflower. I’m guessing either this person had a prodigious back garden, or she just loved to can. It may have been “the thing” she was known for, or her family relied … Continue reading
This is clearly a summer canning recipe for pickled zucchini relish. It might be good, although I haven’t tried it myself. You will need a large crock or other type of container to hold the relish as you are making it. It also will need to be properly canned, and while it doesn’t indicate the … Continue reading
Recently on the Green Tomato Relish recipe, someone commented that her family calls it chow chow, and I knew that I had additional recipes, including several for chow chow. This dish is most commonly associated with the Southern United States, Pennsylvania and some parts of Eastern Canada. While there isn’t much definitive evidence of its … Continue reading
Should you have too many tomatoes in your yard, as we do right now, you could pick them early and make this relish. I’m always reminded of the days of backyard gardens and neighborhood gardens, which are not as common these days as they were even 20 years ago. People seem to have forgotten how … Continue reading
I haven’t tried green tomatoes in any form, mostly because I don’t like tomatoes to start with. Weirdly, I like catsup, salsa, spaghetti sauce, etc., just not fresh, raw tomatoes. This is also another recipe using mangoes. I wonder if the lady who wrote these had a mango tree.
Summer seems to be a good season to make pickles because of the wonderful produce growing in abundance that we don’t want to waste. This particular recipe intrigues me, one because it’s called “Hand Me Some More” suggesting people will want seconds, two because it combines cucumber, mango and onion. I know mangoes are a … Continue reading