Encouraged by our “success” with the peach honey and inspired by an amazing deal on fresh blueberries, my wife decided our next endeavor would be Blueberry Preserves. Unlike the last time with the peaches, we felt like we were walking into things with a little experience under our belts. Armed with a bit of confidence, we chose Paula Dean’s blueberry lemon preserve recipe.
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Food has always been big part of my life. It is one of my greatest obsessions and a topic discussed multiple times a day in my and my families household. A good example of this was when my mom secured our summer cottage in Cape Cod back in March, the first thing I said was, “When should we start making up the menu for the week?”
Our number one goal at The Hungry Southerner is to spread the word about the wonderful people, food and culture here in the South and it starts with our local farmers and purveyors. We are strong believers in supporting our local Southern economy and starts with shopping local first, and supporting your neighborhood stores and producers. In our first podcast we met with Tim Gaddis, of Star Provisions, and talked a little bit about Southern cheese and the cheese industry. In our never ending quest to help Southerners reconnect with their local producers and store owners, we love working with those purveyors and producers to help spread the word about local events. One of those events is Cheese Week at Star Provisions in Atlanta,GA from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18. It’s going to be a great opportunity for you to come connect with some amazing dairy farmers and cheese producers from the South and show your support for your local Southern producers. Each day will feature a different artisan cheese producer including samples for everyone to try. You’ll have the opportunity to really learn and ask questions about their farms and processes, and hear the stories about how they became artisan cheese makers. As a bonus our good friend Angie Tillman will be there talking about Phickles Pickles, giving y’all a great chance to sample some of their amazing pickled okra (Tell her The Hungry Southerner sent you). This will be a wonderful opportunity to sample some of the finest cheeses the South has to offer, and the wonderful people behind it’s production. If you live near Atlanta please pick a day and come support one of these fine local artisan cheese makers, and be sure to look for us while your there! Stay Hungry Y’all!
– The Hungry Southerner
If there is an event that is going on that we need to know about that you’d like for us to spread the word for just let us know. We love supporting other Southerners! Just email us at: TheHungrySoutherner [at] gmail [dot] com
I have been searching through my grandmother’s recipes, look for some family heirlooms. It just so happens our friend Ashley over at Ice Milk Aprons has us looking for something special (Project: Preserve The Blog). During my search, not only did I discovered my Great Grandfather’s Cafe Chicken & Dumpling recipe but also this month’s Yankee Challenge. It’s time to pass down a soulful family Southern dish to our favorite Yankee cook.
It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of Phickles Pickles, thanks to Garden & Gun so are a lot of you as well. Angie and Phin Tillman have started a small Southern business with big flavor and fresh, local, ingredients. You can’t help but love what Phickles is doing, how they made it a family business and the importance on quality that they put into every jar. Phickles Pickles is definitely keeping it Fresh, Local, Sustainable and producing some fine Southern food. Stay Hungry Y’all!
-The Hungry Southerner
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