Eat your vegetables! We heard this when growing up and it’s just as important as we get older. This homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is full of garden fresh vegetables–eggplant, squash, bell peppers, tomatoes. It’s a good way to incorporate some of summer’s produce into a meal.
Cucumbers grow well in Louisiana gardens in the summer. I have huge crop and try to find different ways to prepare them. Here are two recipes which use the same ingredient combination — cucumbers, yogurt, garlic — but with very different results. One recipe was a hit and the other bombed. Continue reading
Here’s a recipe that is unique to southern Louisiana and uses summer fresh corn on the cob. Macque Choux is a Cajun dish — stewed corn with seasonings. There are as many variations as there are Cajun cooks. Mine is a very traditional recipe.
My mother’s homemade bread and butter pickles are the best I’ve tasted. They are a sweet pickle with Indian-type spices. Every summer when I was growing cup, canning pickles and other garden produce was a major summer activity. I have plenty of garden cucumbers and decided to tackle this DIY project myself.