Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Black Crowder Peas

We got some Black crowder peas at the farmers market to put up and they are a little different than the regular crowder peas we usually get they are smaller.(wife prefers the other or regular ones just what she grew up with) They were very good and as you see we have some put up in the freezer. We cooked thes like our last batch of the oldfashioned crower peas the recipe can be found on the side bar.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Southern Dinner

Well summer is fading and boy will I miss the tomatoes. The last ones we got were not so good. This was a bunch of fried food which I know we are not supposed to eat much of but once a month we just can't help ourselves.
Pork chop,okra,and yellow squash with crowed peas and rice, sliced tomatoes and ice tea. And of course a biscuit.
okra and squash
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup corn meal
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
we added a little zaterans to the mix.
1 egg well beaten
cooking oil
wash and cut up vegetables
in bowl stir flour,cornmeal salt and pepper and zaterans
pour egg over okra and squash and toss till coated dredge in flour mixture
heat oil and fry till golden brown drain well on paper towels.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday Cats

Aren't we cute. Two of us can squeeze into the box where Stinker can barely fit.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Stir Fry

This is an easy dish to do when it is hot outside and one we did back when it was so hot, also a good way to get veggies.
1/2 cups water
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 Tablespoon chicken bullion
1 Tablespoon sherry
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
ginger to taste and red pepper to your preference.
chicken in bite size pieces( we like a thighs about 4)
can of water chestnuts
can of straw mushrooms or regular
really anything you want to put in there.
Its a good way to clean out the frig. squash also works.
Brown your chicken and remove from wok or skillet
add onion and other veggies and saute a few minutes.
Add sauce mixture and chicken and cook till sauce thickens and add over rice.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday Cats

This is our biggest cat Stinker who has taken over the box. They are so easily amused. Forget all those fancy toys just throw down a box or paper sack and let the fun begin.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


It is finally getting a little cooler and so nice last week end we had the window open to get some fresh air. Only bad thing is the summer bounty will be gone soon. This year we do have some stuff put up for the winter and hope to do more next year. We did a little yellow squash and this is one I really like.
Just cut up some bacon and fry a little onion and cook till tender add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add some feta cheese on top.
By the way I hate them screwing around with the blog. I have a hard time placing my pictures  now. and this is the third time to do it. I just left out the other pictures because I could not get them to line up right.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Strawberry jam on toast

We showed the jam we made and this is the first thing we tried it on. Toast some french bread with goat cheese and a drop of the jam. ummmm ummmmm good.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Figs and Strawberries

There has not been enough time in the day. Here we did some figs and strawberry preserves in one day.
This was real simple just cook down with some sugar and put in sterile jars.