There was a period in the South where everyone knew how to jam, can, preserve and pickle. Southerners knew how to preserve just about everything using all natural household ingredients and every home would have pantries stocked with jars of canned vegetables, fruits and everything in-between. Learning how to pickle, or to brine, is very simple and doesn’t require any special tools. The best part about learning how to pickle is getting to experiment with creating your very own Southern brine recipes.
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Though Spring seems like a distant memory, the heat has caused me to seek out something light and fresh from the Southern garden. I’ve managed to find some really great watermelons this season and I was inspired by a delicious dinner to make a cool summer salad. I’m new to this whole salad game, since I’m the carnivore of the group, but the fresh, cool flavor of the watermelon and the zip of red onion was too good to pass up. I give you my Southern fresh Watermelon Spring Salad to take the edge off this heat.
It’s finally tomato season in the South. The farmers markets are bursting with the colors of every heirloom tomato imaginable and your home garden is probably over flowing with tomatoes of all sorts. There is nothing like the season’s first BLT, the second BLT and third, until you’re still looking at a pile of tomatoes and suddenly not so interested in another boring BLT. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing like a garden picked BLT where the star is some unknown heirloom exploding with its sweet acidic glory, but what if I could add some texture? I give you my Southern food twist on the classic BLT – the “BLORT” Bacon Lettuce Onion Ring & Tomato Sandwich.