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Old Fashioned Corn Relish

Hi my name is Jenny and I am addicted to canning. No joke I think I have nine different kinds of jam in my pantry. And let’s not even get into pickled items…  Last year when our sweet corn patch was going full force, a family friend of ours brought us a jar of corn relish she made from the sweet corn we gave her. She said it was her mother’s recipe and remembered eating it as a young girl.…

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Spicy Taqueria Carrots and Potatoes

Back in California, what we call “Taco Wagons” reign supreme and are pretty much the best things ever! Taco Wagons were popular before Food Trucks became all the rage, serving up dollar tacos as well as the best burritos and chimichangas EVER! I think every time we visit California, I eat from the taco wagon pretty much like 3 times in one week. I’ve got to get my fix while I can. The garnish on top of your plate of tacos…

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Apricot Habanero Jam

There’s this pepper sauce that I LOVE back in California put out by a local company called Brannen Gourmet. They make an original and a spicy cranberry, but my favorite is the apricot habanero. I know it sounds like it is burn your eyes off hot, but it is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Both the regular and the original pepper sauces start with a base of apricots to give it that sweetness. So when my mother-in-law gave me a…

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Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

Until I moved to North Dakota, I am pretty sure I had never had anything rhubarb before in my life. In fact, I am pretty sure that I didn’t even know what rhubarb looked like or how it grew. Rhubarb was not a thing where I was from in California. So when I moved to small town North Dakota and summer just began to hit, everyone started buzzing about rhubarb. As I have been here a few years, I have…

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Freezing Sweet Corn

If any of you know my husband, you know his love for sweet corn. If you don’t happen to know my husband, let me tell you… eating upwards of four cobs of corn is not anything surprising in our household. He quite literally is a sweet corn monster. So what that relates to is normally we plant two to four patches of sweet corn between our house, our farm, and our business. So at any given time in the summer,…

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