DOWNRIGHT SCRUMPTIOUS CORNBREAD

For about three years, I was under a cornbread curse. Yup. I couldn’t remember the ratios of the recipe, more than anything, but also tried to use an off-brand flour and baking powder. No matter what I did, the cornbread (while okay) was not the one that made me swoon.

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NIXTAMALIZE THIS

Y’all, all I remember from last year’s decision to grow grain corn (and popcorn, which is another post) is that . . . it was just so pretty in the seed catalog. Yup. I’m weak like that. But then, BAM. A field of beautiful Cherokee White Eagle looming over me and I had no idea what to do with it.

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GREEN MATER PIE

You know that urgency you feel when all of the tomatoes come in–but won’t ripen fast enough? Me, too. As the hubby is allergic to apples, this recipe satisfies his craving for tart/sweet/cinnamony goodness and my need to harvest something early.

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CREME DE LE WITCH

2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
3/4 ounce Coffee Liquor
1 ounce Amaretto
1/2 ounce simple syrup (less or more depending on taste)
Dash good vanilla extract
Ice

Shake until chilled, serve with sliced vanilla bean or strawberry.

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REMNANT SPREAD

Alright. So you’ve had a “short” garden. The peppers came in, all three kinds. A handful of eggplant made it through a weird season: drought, then flood, drought, then little sun. The freezer is full and you are at your last you-know-what-hair if you have to stuff jalapenos one more ‘gain, as my eldest son says.

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SAVE YOR’ ASS POTATO CHOWDER

So, you’ve got folks coming for dinner. Lots of ’em. Just for good measure, it’s the holidays and the wallet looks a bit too skinny for roast beast. Let’s Save Yor Ass, shall we? A classic recipe from Seba’s original blog.

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