The Richmond Register

Recipes

September 25, 2013

Some ideas for final garden yields

RICHMOND — Fall arrived on Sunday. Where did all our summer go?

I have a small garden that just finally gave up the ghost and did not do too good this year.

It maybe the gardener gave up instead of the garden.

I see that the farmers market both in Berea and Richmond are still selling. I thought about when I was growing up and the last of the garden yields were not wasted.

I will try and give you some of the ideas some of my garden friends put up this time of the year.

One of the last items to hang around is okra, my favorite dish.

Many do not like this long-lasting vegetable. But, have you ever tried dehydrating it?

After you have dehydrated some for why seems like forever, toss in salt and olive oil. This is a great snack and is high in fiber as well.

Sweet potatoes are another vegetable that is long misunderstood. Here is one I love to fix.

Sweet Potato Patties

INGREDIENTS:Cook and peel and mash 2 cups of sweet potatoes

Add 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS:

Blend well all the ingredients and shape into a patties. Roll in cracker crumbs and fry in butter till nicely browned.

Apple DumplingsThis is a favorite that my mother-in-law made whenever she had a lot of apples.

INGREDIENTS:

2 cups flour

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup shortening

1/2 cup milk

6 tart apples(peeled and halved)

Sauce:

1 /2 cup brown sugar

2 cups water

1/4 cup butter

1/2 tsp cinnamon

DIRECTIONS:

Mix sauce recipe and bring to a boil and set aside. (Boil this mixture for 3 minutes.)

Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add shortening and mix till you have fine crumbs. Add milk and mix lightly. Press into a ball.

Take part of dough and roll out on a floured surface fairly thin, making about a 4 to 5 inch square.

Put a little brown sugar and cinnamon on each half of apple. Place two together and wrap whole apple in your dough square. Pinch dough edges together tight on top of the apple.

Set apples in a greased 9-inch cake pan. Pour sauce over top and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. Delicious served with cold milk.

If you are a “get out of work” cook like me, you can make this whole recipe using store-bought pie dough. But I can wager it will not really be the same as this recipe.

Text Only
Recipes
  • 03.21 Jacksons.jpg Let’s go to Jackson, and I don’t mean Mississippi


    The Jackson I have been to this week is right here in Richmond. If you get to 203 S. Third St. in Richmond, that is where you will find “Jackson’s,” owned and operated by Sean Jackson.

    March 21, 2014 2 Photos

  • Shop your refrigerator, part two: Casseroles

    Last article, we wrote about making soup out of leftover ingredients you have around the house. With this winter giving us one more round of snow early in the month, a hot bowl of soup turned out to be a good way to stay warm while staying home.

    March 13, 2014

  • Let’s have a Mardi Gras party in Kentucky

    It’s the time of year when the people in New Orleans celebrate a festival called Mardi Gras. Many states now do the same. Some call it “Fat Tuesday” which I have never understood till I went to New Orleans (five times) and saw all of the excitement for myself.

    February 27, 2014

  • Beat the winter blues with meatballs

    When it’s this cold outside it’s nice to warm up with some good comfort food.
    I can think of few things more wonderful than the smell of simmering meatballs coming from the kitchen while I cuddle with my two young children, and a few good books, on a brisk winter day.

    February 27, 2014

  • 01.31 Red Velvet Cookie.jpg Bake up some red velvet, white chocolate cookies

    After the kids come in from building snow forts and making snow angels, I like to have big cup of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows. But if you really want to indulge after playing in the snow, try these melt-in-your-mouth cookies.

    January 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Liz Denny.jpg Home cooking bonds the Culton sisters

    Fours sisters from the Culton family share a bond of good home cooking.
    The sisters are: JoEtta Culton Dunn, Joyce Culton Smith, Betty Culton Oliver and Kathy Culton Smith.

    January 23, 2014 3 Photos

  • 01.17 cooking pie pic .jpg Rogers loves cooking

    Barbara Rogers started cooking as a teenager in high school. She was inspired to cook by her high school home economics teacher Dixie Edwards.

    January 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • GinaNoemugpic.jpg Keeping food safe during emergencies

    Today’s article is one I have submitted before, but the information in it is worth reading again.
    The food in refrigerators and freezers represents a significant investment. Winter storms can cause power outages that may last from a few hours to several days before electricity can be restored.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arritta-Morris_color.jpg How does one dehydrate anything?

    I recently dug out my electric dehydrator and decided I was going to learn some new things about dehydrating fruits and vegetables.
    It has been a wonderful learning experience. I will share with you some of the items I dehydrated.

    January 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Arritta-Morris_color.jpg A cook’s prayer

    This is the season to really do something good for someone else. If you are able, thank your post person, the letter carrier and even the garbage person.
    I did something this year when I decided to leave stuff in my mailbox and in my newspaper tube, etc. I hope they enjoyed my home made goodies.

    December 22, 2013 1 Photo

AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results