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Foodie Friday: How to Easily Pickle Okra

My mother-in-law has a community garden at her church where she has her own plot. She loves to garden. Every summer and fall she always brings us lots of veggies – squash, beets, eggplant, and more. I just love when I can make a meal out of all she has given us.

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This year she’s had okra coming out her ears — both green and purple okra. Have you ever seen purple okra? I had not. But, we’ve been the lucky recipients! Over the last couple months, she’s brought us several pounds. We love okra — fried, in stew, and my kids absolutely inhale pickled okra.

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I don’t ever have any fancy spices lying around, so I like to make it based on what I have in the kitchen. And, we don’t own any canning equipment. It’s just stored in the fridge and lasts 2-3 months.

Easy Pickled Okra

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds okra, rinsed
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3-4 heaping spoonfuls of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • a few pinches of red pepper flakes
  • jars for canning

Directions:

1. Wash jars on hot with hot start and hot dry in the dishwasher.

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2. Allow to dry upside down on clean towels.

3. Place the lids in boiling water for 3-4 minutes. Then, let air dry on clean towels.

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4. Wash okra. Pack as much okra as you can into jars lengthwise. (We got 3 pint-sized jars total)

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5. Add vinegar, sugar, garlic, salt and water to pot and bring to a boil. Then, immediately turn off the heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

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6. Next, pour the liquid over over the okra in the jars.

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7. Put a pinch or two of red pepper flakes in each jar.

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8. Tighten lids and give a few shakes.

9. Allow the jars to reach room temperature before placing in the fridge. Give them a week of pickling before eating. My kids think they taste best after they’ve pickled for a month or so.

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If you love okra as much as we do, click HERE to enjoy our Buttermilk Southern Fried Okra recipe.

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Venison Recipes

It’s that time of year in Texas when hunters grab their camouflage and hunting gear, head out to the country, and climb up into the deer blind and wait. Sometimes hunters end up going home empty handed and other times hunters come home with dinner that will last them for months. In an effort to provide families with meal ideas, I have compiled a few recipes that can be served and will make for a delicious meal this deer season.

VENISON RECIPE

If you have not had venison it is something that you should try. There are a lot of great ways to serve this dish and more than likely you will end up liking the different recipe options. Here are a few venison recipes that I gathered from some awesome bloggers:

1- Venison Stew: Ann’s Entitled Life’s husband cooks up a venison stew that is filled with ground venison, potatoes and fresh vegetables.

2- Venison Patty Melt: For What It’s Worth’s husband created a venison patty melt that is pure deliciousness on toasted bread.

3- Crockpot Drunk Deer Chili: Divas Run for Bling has created an amazing crockpot venison recipe that combines venison, beans and beer! It actually looks like the perfect winter meal.

4- Homemade Biscuits and Deer Sausage Gravy: An Alli Event teaches you how to make homemade biscuits and gives you a recipe for deer sausage gravy. This will definitely warm your belly.

For those that will be venturing out this deer hunting season, good luck and for those that are lucky enough to bring dinner home to the family, I hope you enjoy this selection of venison recipes. The variety of venison recipes is sure to please and warm your family’s tummies.

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Tech Tuesday: Change Your Pinterest “Smart” Feed

Have you noticed that your Pinterest feed has changed lately? If you only pop on to look for a recipe or a specific craft project, you probably won’t have noticed a difference. But if you’re anything like me, you’ll have noticed a drop in new followers and re-pins… mostly because I’m slightly obsessed with Pinterest and diligently track my growth, or more recently the lack there of.

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Don’t worry if you didn’t notice any changes, thats kind of the point. Behind the scenes, the engineers at Pinterest have quietly been introducing new algorithms to make the pins in your home feed relevant to you and what they think you’d like to see. They call it the Smart Feed and the intent is to make the feed you see “a reflection of what each user cares about.” So instead of seeing the new pins in the order that they appear from the accounts that you follow, you see the pins Pinterest thinks wants you to see. Um. Yeah. Thanks Pinterest.

If this change annoys you to no end, like it does me, there is a way to turn it off! Here’s how you change your Pinterest “Smart” Feed back to the way things used to be!

1. Log into your Pinterest account.

2. Go to your settings.

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3. Under the Personalization section, click the two tabs to the “No” option.

4. Click “Save Changes” at the bottom of your settings.

Voila! In less than a minute you can change your Pinterest smart feed and revert it back to the way it used to be!

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