Category Archives: food

Sweet 100s are our favorite tomato

This is the third year we’ve grown the cherry tomato variety “Sweet 100,” so-named for the quantity of fruit it produces. I think it should be renamed “Sweet 1000” because man-o-man these plants keep delivering. We pick the amount in … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies were the hit of the Kentucky State Fair

Here in Kentucky we know about good food. After all, we invented Fried Chicken (the brand), Papa John lives here, Ale-8-One was first bottled in 1926, and (oh yeah) there’s the whole bourbon thing. I never said the food we … Continue reading

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Pie of the Month Club – Peach

Did we tell you about our family’s “Pie of the Month” club? A few years ago we opened the best Christmas present ever — a promise of a homemade pie each month from Christe’s mother. When we drove up to … Continue reading

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Low Sugar Peach Jam

It’s been a good year for peaches in the Ohio Valley. Despite the dry weather, our favorite orchard had no shortage when we made our pilgrimage upriver to buy fruit last weekend. Last year, when we made peach jam, we … Continue reading

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In a pickled state these days

We didn’t grow cucumbers this year but that hasn’t kept us from buying them to make our famous Bread and Butter Pickles. You ask: “Why are your pickles famous?” Because we say so! I think they are so easy because … Continue reading

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Everybody’s favorite jam — Blueberry

We love blueberry jam.

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Blackberry Jam and other controversies

Just LOOK at what we found at the farmer’s market over the weekend! Jam! Well, not yet anyway. We found these old Mason jars in a junk store a few years ago – five of them for $3 — and … Continue reading

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This is what we ate: Caprese salad, hummus and seitan

We picked 20 or more cherry tomatoes but instead of standing in the garden and eating them right off the vine we acted like grownups (for once) and took them inside the house where they sat on the counter for … Continue reading

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How we make zucchini bread here at Lydia Street

This is the time of year that zucchini starts to be plentiful, whether you grow it, buy it at the farmer’s market or have generous friends (like we do). This recipe isn’t difficult, especially if you have a food processor … Continue reading

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Tomatoes: Roma

This year we decided to grow more Roma tomatoes after we noticed them in a garden in the neighborhood last year. The plants are much smaller than our cherry tomatoes (those are Sweet 100s) but they are growing TONS of … Continue reading

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