Chow Chow #3

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

Chow Chow #1

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

Green Tomato Relish

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

Stuffed Cabbage

Even though I occasionally like sauerkraut, and I use cabbage when I make my stir fry dishes, I am not a fan of cooked cabbage. They are a staple of Eastern European cooking and also appear in some Asian countries. Typically, the include a meat, spices, vegetables, and grains such as rice or barley. Depending … Continue reading