Chow-Chow Relish

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© 2012 REMCooks.com

This is a post that is a little overdue. I meant to post it in October when green tomatoes are on the vine and the first frost is rapidly approaching but…stuff happens. :o Rather than wait until next October when the timing would be more appropriate, I decided to post it now. Better late than never, eh? Continue reading

Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle, Port Wine, Cranberry Chutney

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It’s Fall and I haven’t really posted any true fall posts, as of yet. Hopefully, this post will remedy that situation and get you prepared for Thanksgiving. :) This is a beautiful plate, isn’t it? Continue reading

Hot Pickled Pepper Sauce

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled cayenne peppers. A peck of pickled cayenne peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled cayenne peppers, where’s the peck of pickled cayenne peppers Peter Piper picked? He made hot sauce, that’s where. Continue reading

Brandied Figs

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There is nothing like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They are lusciously sweet with a texture that combines the chewiness of their flesh, the smoothness of their skin, and the crunchiness of their seeds. A fresh fig tastes like a mix of a peach and a strawberry. Unfortunately, fresh figs are one of the most perishable fruits and have a very short harvesting season. As a result, figs should be purchased only a day or two in advance of when you are planning on eating them. Once the season is done you have to wait until next year unless, of course, you preserve them in some fashion. Well, this is one of my ways for preserving figs. Continue reading

Bread & Butter Pickles

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Summertime is pickling time. Right now the local farmers markets are full of melons, cucumbers, lettuce and greens, tomatoes, beans, squashes. The list goes on and on. Because summertime brings us an abundance of the freshest produce of the year, this is the time to put up some of the beautiful bounty for later in the year. Also, I simply like pickles. I like all kinds of pickles and I’m not alone. Did you know that In the United States alone, over 5,000,0000 pounds of pickles are devoured annually? That’s just shy of  ten pounds of pickles, per person, every year. Continue reading