One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pickled Sugar Snap Peas ~ Jalapeno Pepper Dip


I was searching the internet one day, and found this recipe at
Smitten Kitchen (who adapted it from The Joy of Pickling via Epicurious).

This recipe really packs flavor in uncooked sugar snap peas. Yum!  I guess this season has turned into a "pickling" year.

Hubby drove one hour to the poultry processing company, and picked up 3 chicken crates to borrow.  We take them to butcher on Saturday.  I saved our receipt from two years ago, so I will be comparing our costs from then to now.  We didn't have time to build our own crates, so we are thankful we can borrow. 

The weather here continues to be humid, and we are getting more rain.  I came down with something, and humidity and sinus pressure do not mix well.  Hopefully, I will be feeling better soon.  We are already picking wild black raspberries. I'm off to the doctor today.



Here is a recipe that I found in a library book - Peppers Love Herbs, by Ruth Bass.

1 container (8 oz.) cottage cheese (or homemade)
3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced in half
1-2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded
2 scallions, white part only
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, leaves only

1. Scoop the cottage cheese into a blender or food processor and give it a whirl.

2. Add the garlic, jalapenos, scallions and parsley and process until very smooth.

3. Pour into a serving dish and chill for 3 to 5 hours.

Serve with chips.



  I think this dip would be great for dipping fresh cut veggies as well as pita chips.  The recipe also suggests to dip slices of zucchini in it. I like the fact the main base of this dip is cottage cheese - something we can make ourselves from our own raw milk.  Even if you don't have access to raw milk, this dip is delicious. 




2 comments:

Sandra said...

Pickled peas look yum!
We tried some pickled green beans and were pleasantly surprised!

nancy said...

Gotta try those peas! Could you go please ahead and take down my "dark days" photo link on the left side of your page? Thanks!