Kay Wheeler Moore

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The Newfangled Country Gardener is for anyone who has a garden, would like to have a garden, or who simply enjoys eating the garden-fresh way. I don't claim to be an expert; in this blog I'm simply sharing some of the experiences my husband and I have in preparing food that is home-grown.

About the author

Kay Wheeler Moore is the author of a new cookbook, Way Back in the Country Garden, that features six generations of recipes that call for ingredients that are fresh from the garden. With home gardening surging in popularity as frugal people become more resourceful, this recipe collection and the stories that accompany it ideally will inspire others to cook the garden-fresh way and to preserve their own family food stories as well. The stories in this book center around the Three Red-Haired Miller Girls (Kay's mother and aunts) who grew up in Delta County, TX, with their own backyard garden so lavish that they felt as though they were royalty after their Mama wielded her kitchen magic on all that was homegrown. Introduced in Kay's previous book, Way Back in the Country, the lively Miller Girls again draw readers into their growing-up world, in which a stringent economic era--not unlike today's tight times--saw people turn to the earth to put food on the table for their loved ones. The rollicking yarns (all with recipes attached) have love, family, and faith as common denominators and show how food evocatively bonds us to our life experiences.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summery Green Tomato Salsa adds tangy-sweet burst of flavor to grilled items

Here’s a great one to try as you look for ways to dress up grilled chicken and other items you cook outdoors: Green Tomato and Peach Salsa. The tangy-sweet taste of this quick, colorful salsa pairs perfectly with grilled chicken or pork or even fish.

I adored finding this recipe in the “ways with green tomatoes” section of the recent Southern Living magazine I’ve been mentioning. Not only did it give me some more green tomatoes ideas, it also went into my peach-iana file because one large peach is part of the mix.

Other fresh additions are sliced green onions and fresh cilantro, along with a dressing of olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, salt, and ground red pepper.

You’ll love this summery, sensational topping as much as we did!

Green Tomato and Peach Salsa

2 large green tomatoes, diced
1 large fresh peach, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Stir all ingredients together. Cover and chill 1 hour before you serve. Makes about 4 cups.

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