Bouge Sound Watermelons… summer’s juicy sweet candy!

Learn why Bogue Sound Watermelons are in a league of their own… brightest of reds, super sweet and juicy! It ain’t about the melon.

Watermelon and Blueberry Sunshine Granita

Take the heat off your hot summer days with this cold Bogue Sound Watermelon Granita… with some North Carolina blueberries thrown in too!

Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish

Don’t throw out that watermelon rind! It won’t take long for you to cook up a batch of this delicious Sweet n’Hot Watermelon Rind Pepper Relish!.. soooo good on just about everything!

Fall = Applesauce!

Apple Pie Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce

Fall is in the air… well kinda sorta, now that fresh North Carolina apples are making their debut at farmers’ markets! And with that, comes comfort foods, like applesauce. Who doesn’t love that?  It makes such a quick and simple healthy side dish for so many things, including breakfast! What could start your day off… Continue reading Fall = Applesauce!

Peas, please… field peas, that is!

All sorts of fresh field peas are plentiful during July and August... time to stock up!

Peas are such a simple food… they don’t need much fuss’n with, and can be fixed in all sorts of ways. Cook simply with some country ham pieces.  Ladle up a cup of the pot likker from their cook’n. Add some cornbread and call it supper!  Top with stewed tomatoes or homemade tomato jam!   … Continue reading Peas, please… field peas, that is!

…sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing

Enjoy this vibrant sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing!

Corn…. here, there and over yonder!  Oh, the delicious time of summer is here in all its golden glory, and I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get.enough.CORN! I love it raw… lightly steamed on the cob… grilled… in my grandma’s corn puddin… as a side…. or as a meal, like last night… Continue reading …sweet summer corn salad with honey-citrus dressing

…just sweet n’simple peppered tomato jam

...just sweet n'simple peppered tomato jam

Tomatoes… my love! I doth live for this tasty time of year when they are bountiful at farmers’ markets and in generous friends’ gardens. I make tomato sauce…. plain I can spiff up at time of use, and spicy Arrabbiata too, to heat up with some local North Carolina coastal shrimp that cook in the… Continue reading …just sweet n’simple peppered tomato jam