When it comes to gardening in the deep South, particularly in Mississippi, there are a couple of names that immediately come to mind, whether you’re talking edibles or ornamentals. Felder Rushing and Norman Winters are the gardening superstars that have been dispensing their wisdom on Public Radio for […]
The teaser on our Facebook group yesterday was, “What do peanut butter, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce have in common?” Some people hypothesized heartburn or Pepsid, and that might be totally correct, but that’s not what we were thinking about. But before we get to the heart of this […]
The weather and climate and seasons have been wacky this year! Everything budded and bloomed 3 weeks early this year. The entire summer was rainy and temperate instead of unbearably hot and muggy. But guess what has been unbearably hot? My jalapenos from my garden are usually very […]
Last week we posted an article about two crazy uses for okra that we were going to try out. One was stir-fried okra leaves and the other was coffee made out of okra seeds! We haven’t gotten around to the stir-fried okra greens yet, but we did try […]
A popular mid- to late-summer vegetable in the sweltering hot southern United States is okra, alternately called “lady fingers” or quingombo in various places. There are several common preparations for okra, including breaded in cornmeal and fried, cut up and boiled in stews (like gumbo) as a thickener, […]
One of the most prolific fruits of the garden around these parts are peppers! In my yard, jalapenos and banana peppers and long green peppers grow like weeds (though I’ve never been able to grow decent bell peppers). And when I say prolific, I mean just a few […]
Food has powerful connotations. People associate foods very strongly with good times or with bad times. I bet a lot of Americans, just reading the words, “pumpkin pie” would think of Thanksgiving. Or smelling the combination of oranges and clove, they would think of Christmas.