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Sweet and Sour Dried Figs

Sweet & Sour Dried Figs Many years ago I lived in a small cottage overlooking Puget Sound in West Seattle.  Outside my backdoor was a green fig tree which literally dripped with sweet syrup when the figs were ripe.  The harvest of these jewels yielded many jars of fig butter with walnuts, dried figs, preserved figs ...

Plum Pickles

Grandpa stewed dried prunes every morning before going out to milk the cows.  He claimed they “kept him regular.”  Prunes are simply dried small plums and they do aid the digestive tract.   Preserved as a pickle they make a gourmet gift for any “foodie” and can be made anytime of the year.   Cover the tops ...

St. Patty's Day Recipes

03.06.2009 · Posted in Holiday Recipes, Main Dishes

St. Patrick is best known for chasing the snakes out of Ireland.  That’s a bit out of context as most of our folk lore.  St. Patrick was actually the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Ireland in 438 A.D. and responsible for purging Ireland of pagan rituals which were symbolized with serpents.  There are not now, nor have ...