Saturday, March 23, 2019

Has it really been 2 years since we posted on this site?  Time flies when you are making jelly.... and cookbooks!    We spent some time this winter making an "ordinary cookbook".   This cookbook contains some favorites from family and friends.  We have included the recipe for hot pepper butter and pickled beets.  There is a section devoted to ideas and ways to use Ordinary Evelyn products.  It's nothing fancy but many people have told us they enjoyed reading the stories and looking at the pictures.   You can find the cookbook at the Capitol Market in Charleston or you can order from this site- just click on the online store.   Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Evelyn's garden tour May 2017

Potato blossoms

 Can't wait for fresh coleslaw

 Elderberry blooming- for the best Wild Elderberry jelly around!

 Spinach- so good!

 Delicious tender lettuce

The road to Evelyn's house

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:

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!


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.  The innkeepers, Terry and Al have been wonderful!