Spring cabbage will be in season before we know it and that means it will be time to make sauerkraut! Of course, you can always go to the store and buy a head of cabbage or a bag of shredded at any time of the year. However, nothing beats eating seasonally for the best flavor. There are vegetable fermentation crocks on the market if you are looking to make a larger batch, but I have fallen in love with the SUPER EASY method of making single batches in mason jars!
In northeast Ohio, the growing season is much shorter than what I am used to from the south. However, this year has been unseasonably warm and my garden tomatoes have been chugging along. While this extended warm weather has been beautiful, I have to face the music and accept that the cold weather will be coming on soon. After taking a look at the forecast for the week, I knew I had to do something with the last of my green tomatoes.
Along with all the fun things that summer brings, one of my favorites is picking all the fresh fruit that I possibly can. Growing up in Mississippi, blackberries grew wild all over the place. My sister and I spent many hours foraging delicious treats and going to U-Pick farms to gather other goodies that we didn't grow in our backyard. I have moved a few times since then, but I have always been able to locate family farms to visit and carry on the tradition.
I am a huge fan of pickles - all the pickled things! They store easily in the pantry or fridge after opening and they are ready for any snacking event or food pairing. Showcasing your work is fun and rewarding, so what better way to do that than on a cheese board!