This is a wonderful salad, packed full of flavor. It is soooooooo good. Everyone loved it and commented how the cherries cut through the smokiness of the meat and balanced out the salad. The hazelnuts gave it a nutty flavor and nice textural crunch. This is a salad you will definitely like.
Yes, you heard me right. Pickled cherries. Sweet and sour with the nice cherry flavor that always comes with cherries. If you like cherries, you definitely need to give these a try. If you like pickles, you need to try these. Same if you like sweet and sour. Whatever you like, try these!!! You won’t believe the flavor. Continue reading Pickled Cherries 2 Ways – Bing Cherries and Rainier Cherries→
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 Brandied Figs→
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 Bread & Butter Pickles→