Potato Salad with Pickled Red Onions

It is the time of year when BBQ prevails, and most meals revolve around whatever meat gets thrown on the grill and a selection of the expected cold sides.  While I do like a mayonnaise based potato salad, by the time July comes around I have usually had my fill.  There is also something about…

Pickled Beets

This is another wonderful canning recipe adapted from Liana Krissoff’s Canning for a New Generation.   As you might be able to tell, I was on a canning kick last week: two different kinds of pickled pears, cranberry and pear chutney, and now some pickled beets.  This is all part of the Thanksgiving prep.  I was invited…

Spiced Pears

I have never been crazy about pears; too sweet, too bland, too boring, too hard, too mushy.  Until a few years ago pears were those unappetizing fruits that cropped up for a short period of time each Fall only to be overshadowed by a vast variety of apples, pumpkins, and cranberries.  While pears always appealed…