April 2018

April 2018

April has turned out to be a great month, now that tax time is behind us, ha-ha.  We had a wonderful spring storm to water all our vegetable and the citrus trees’ fruit are getting larger each week.    I posted a great grilled vegetable recipe, it is great both with or without the jalapeno pepper.    I will be posting a favorite of our families this week, banana pudding, this recipe was my mothers and I enjoyed it as a child and will always love it.  I hope you will enjoy it as well.

The strawberry farm has opened in Bloomington, GA this week , so we will go and get some strawberries this week, we love fresh strawberries.  I hope to post some new strawberry recipes this week. our readers are always looking for new ideas, so let me post your recipes so you can share your culinary creations.

Also, I will be posting some great uses for Dijon Mustard in my cooking tips section.  There are so many ways to use this unique mustard to spice up a recipe.

April is here!  Savannah has reach the 80-degree mark.  We have finished all the gardening and ready for a hot summer of mowing, trimming and harvesting.  We used new tree covers for our citrus trees and sago palm this year and we were very lucky.  We have the only palm without major frost damage from the harsh winter and the citrus trees (Satsuma Tangerine, Grapefruit and Meyers Lemon) all have lots of fruit, so we are very excited about the harvest.

Due to the late spring, Don’s peppers are late starters but coming along fine.  This year he is going to publish his Carolina Reaper hot sauce recipe.  His recipe calls for a dried Scotch Bonnet Habanero Pepper, which he will include in all the hot sauce pepper orders.  I can attest to the fact that it is a hot sauce, we put two dashes in tomato juice in the morning and it is spicy.  Great on almost anything that you want to bring the heat to.

I will be creating some new recipes along with publishing some of my family recipes.  Like many of you, as a young girl I got a recipe box as a gift and began to add my favorites from my family dinners.   As the years passed, I updated, changed a bit, and of course creates some of my own.  So, I will be sharing my collection with you.  As always, I will give credit where credit is due, and tell you when it is from my mom, Don’s mom, or any relative or friend.  If any of you share a recipe, I will give you credit for those as well.

So off we go into April, what an exciting time we have before us.

Happy Spring