Tuesday, September 1, 2009

fried green tomatoes

Here is my version of this summertime favorite

makes a great side dish or serve as an appetizer

pick and wash 4-5 green tomatoes
slice them up, I find about a quarter inch slices cook well

For the Batter:

1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 table spoon Worcester sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 can of your favorite beer

mix all of these together and let rest for about an hour

I found a great easy dip to serve with my fried green tomatoes

I use a store bought horseradish dip mixed with finely chopped
red pepper, about 2 table spoons and 1/2 teaspoon course ground black pepper. Mix well and then refrigerate for a few hours.

A note about frying green tomatoes

Have you ever had the problem of all the crust falling off your
tomatoes while still in the pan? I found the solution, dredge your tomato slices with rice flour before you dip them in the batter. The rice flour acts as a bonding agent between the raw
tomato and the batter.

In a large frying pan get about 1 inch of oil heated up to medium high.
First dredge your slices in the rice flour then dip in your batter then into
the hot oil, about 3 minutes per side. Check for done with a fork.
Let cool down on a paper towel and serve warm with the dip.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Favorite Finds

I thought I would show you a few of my favorite things I found this week.

These are just a few of
over 200 items coming
in this week

Victorian Epergne

has no makers mark. The
details and workmanship are

Height apx 15 inches
width apx 11inches

Price $465.00

A wonderful Euro cafe tin

Great paint and in good condition.
height apx 12 inches width apx 9 inches

Price $18.00

Victorian Teapot by Gorham

laurel banded with fabulous handle and mounts

Price $48.00

twist handled master butter knives

these are one of my favorite things
they are great for spreads and cheeses
and make a great hostess gift alone or with bread and cheese

on the right "Princess" 1879

on the left "Laurel" 1878

Price $12.00 each

These items will be for available for sale Sunday, August 30 2009
Ted at the Old Lucketts Store.

I have no way to do Internet sales at this time, don't know if there is enough interest, what the costs are etc. etc. Please come by my space at Lucketts and check out all the great finds.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mary Ann's Tomato Pie

My dear friend Mary Ann made this pie for me
one summer when I was very sick. It was the one thing that tasted great!

It was summer all wrapped up in a neat package,
and it tasted like summer.

Mary Ann grew up in Savannah Georgia and this
is one of her mothers recipes.

Bake a 9" pie crust in a deep pie dish,
homemade or store bought they turn out about the same.
Let it cool.

For the filling:

3-5 peeled and sliced "homegrown" tomatoes
enough to fill the pie plate about 3/4 full
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup chopped green onion

For the topping:

1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
salt & course ground pepper to taste

preheat oven to 350 degrees

Layer tomatoes on bottom of baked pie shell, then add your
chopped basil and green onion.

In a small bowl, mix the cheeses and the mayo together,
then spoon out on top of top of tomatoes and herbs.
Spread out the topping to the edges of the crust try not to leave
any part of the filling showing.

Bake for apx. 30 minutes or until lightly brown .

Serve warm or at room temperatur .

Thursday, August 13, 2009

vintage summer fun

I'm always look for great ideas for funny quotes
for these vintage pictures. If you have any ideas
please leave me a comment. Someday I hope to
start a card section. Thanks Ted

vintage summer fun

vintage summer fun

vintage summer fun