Monthly Archives: July 2018

Pickling: Citrus Pickled Shrimp

By | 2018-07-25T09:25:14-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

This recipe from Salt & Wind is up next on my agenda of things I am going to try. Pickling shrimp was never something I had thought about doing, but is it just me or does this recipe sound awesome? It seems more "marinated" than pickled to me....but either way, it look delicious. For my family, [...]

Pickling: Pickled Watermelon

By | 2018-07-25T09:17:11-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

This post was inspired by my German mother-in-law. When I first started dating my husband, his mom pickled EVERYTHING, including watermelon. Watermelon??? I thought it was the strangest thing I had ever heard of......until I tried it. It is surprisingly GOOD. There are a few ways people pickle watermelon. Some use the rind (which is extra [...]

Pickling: Sauerkraut

By | 2018-07-25T09:16:05-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Germans get popular credit for Sauerkraut, but did you know that it was actually the Chinese that started making fermented cabbage using rice wine? Sauerkraut is a type of pickle that falls into the "fermented pickle" category. Fermentation has a leg up on it's pickling cousin in the health department in that it has some probiotic [...]

Pickling: Weird Pickles

By | 2018-07-25T09:13:21-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Sometimes, I like to pull off into crazy-town. What tastes good is often in....the mouth of the beholder? Each of these recipes gets great feedback, so if you are feeling brave, maybe you could make the family some kool-aid pickles!! Here are a few pickle recipes that someone thought were good enough to post. No guarantee's [...]

Pickling: Mexican Pickled Carrots

By | 2018-07-25T09:04:52-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I had never tried pickled carrots until my pickle crazy mother-in-law introduced me to them. They are now my absolute favorite type of pickle. Not exactly sure what makes these "Mexican" besides the introduction of jalapeno, but this recipe from Mexican Please is a bit different than "typical" pickled carrots because of that little kick! Ingredients [...]

Pickling: Quick Pickles

By | 2018-07-25T09:25:43-08:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

From Wikipedia: "Pickling is the process of preserving or expanding the lifespan of food by either anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. The resulting food is called a pickle, or, to prevent ambiguity, prefaced with pickled. The pickling procedure will typically affect the food's texture and flavor. In East Asia, vinaigrette (vegetable oil and vinegar) is also used as a pickling medium. Foods that are pickled include meats, fruits, eggs, and [...]

Okanagan Peaches: Grilled Peach Salad with Maple Bourbon Dressing

By | 2018-07-24T09:58:53-08:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

I am not sure what it is about Peaches and booze.....they just work. MANY peach recipes have some kind of alcohol as part of the ingredient list, mostly some kind of whiskey/bourbon. Because I am not a whiskey drinker, I tried to do some research as to why this particular pairing is such a popular one. [...]

Okanagan Peaches: Peach Glazed Chicken

By | 2018-07-24T09:51:16-08:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

 This Peach Glazed Chicken from The Seasoned Mom is a winner for the family. Ingredients 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 ½ tablespoons canola oil divided 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion ½ teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar or can substitute with brown sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon [...]

Okanagan Peaches: Grilled Salmon with Curried Peach Sauce

By | 2018-07-24T09:20:29-08:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

This Grilled Salmon with Curried Peach sauce is only 5 ingredients, and can be on the table in 15 minutes. Ingredients 2 fresh peaches, peeled and diced 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon curry powder salt and pepper to taste 2 salmon steaks Instructions Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate. Stir together the [...]

Okanagan Peaches: Peach Whiskey Chicken

By | 2018-07-24T08:55:26-08:00 July 24th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

This Peach Whiskey Chicken from Food Network  is a summer winner. Stuck in a chicken rut? Fresh peaches and peach preserves combine to make this sticky sweet and savory chicken something a little different. They pair it with mashed potatoes....I went rice, but either way, this is one to try for peach season! Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter [...]