Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Cast Iron Cook Off 2016

Ordinary Evelyn will be sampling and selling as part of the WV Specialty Agricultural Products Vendors’ Booths at the Marriott Mezzanine from 10:00

LInk to schedule/details:  http://castironcookoff.org/schedule/http://castironcookoff.org/schedule/

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pumpkin pecan Cheeseball.

Pumpkin Pecan Cheeseball

2-8oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 cup Ordinary Evelyn's Pumpkin Butter
Chopped nuts (pecans)
Caramel topping (optional)

Beat cream cheese and sugar until thoroughly combined.  Add pumpkin butter and mix well.  Chill 1 hour until slightly set. Roll pumpkin mixture in nuts. Drizzle with caramel if desired. Serve with graham crackers, ginger snaps or vanilla wafers.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

A visit to Ordinary Evelyn's

I had the pleasure of visiting my mother, Ordinary Evelyn this past fall.  She is trying to teach me how to make all of these wonderful creations.  We started the day with making pickled beets.  
 Cleaning the beets


 Bringing to a boil in the pickling juice and spices


Mom hand pouring the beets into each jar.   I lasted about 6 jars before my shoulder was killing me.  How does she do this--- jar after jar??    


 Beautiful beets 


9 dozen jars of finished product


Next up--  jams and jellies: 
 Elderberry juice


Cranberries coming to a boil


 More hand pouring into the jars 


 Adding the crushed walnuts



 Cranberry Walnut Jam


 Crabapple juice


Crabapple jelly
A little late on this posting.   What a special honor for Mrs. Evelyn!

WVDA HONORS FOUR “WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE” AT RECENT STATE FAIR OF WV

http://www.wvagriculture.org/news_releases/2014/9-10-14-use.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Vacation time!

After a long winter, we planted the gardens then I  headed out for vacation with my daughter to Cape Cod.  The garden planting included 114 hot pepper plants, 600 lbs of potatoes, 2 large patches of sweet corn, peas, lettuce, onions, cabbage. 40 tomato plants, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini.   The rhubarb is growing nicely as well as the asparagus.

If you want a great place to stay in Cape Cod, I highly recommend The Seacoast Inn, Hyannis, MA.  http://www.seacoastcapecod.com.  The innkeepers, Terry and Al have been wonderful!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Vandalia Gathering 2014

http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/140523_25668.shtml?wap=0

Come visit the Vandalia Gathering this weekend.  Beautiful weather and wonderfully talented performers and crafters!

Sunday, December 8, 2013


A big thanks to People magazine and Tamarack for featuring my Apple Butter as the WV product in the November food issue.