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In the South, we are known for Peaches, Peanuts and Vidalia Onions and good old fashioned Southern cooking. Southern foods are about so much more than just food. Southern foods are steeped in tradition. They are connected to our pasts and our futures. Food to a southerner is life blood. Every night you will find my family seated around a table that has been in my family for over 100 years and at that table you hear the sounds of life being lived. Neighbors and friends joining us as they choose. Family dropping in regularly to share a meal.
One of the big traditions in our family when I was growing up was going to my Grandmothers house every summer to help make preserves, jellies and chow chow. It is a tradition that I miss. And also one I have not continued. It was a very labor intensive task. And well…it is so much easier to order what I want. Braswell’s is a company located here in Georgia that has all manner of things. Preserves, Dressings, Seasonings & Rubs, Jams, Jellies, Chow Chows, etc. They really have too many items for me to mention in one post.
One of the most treasures jellies at our house is Braswell’s Green Pepper Jelly. Smartypants can eat a whole jar in one sitting. He grabs his box of Ritz Crackers, a bar of cream cheese and his jar of jelly and he goes to town. If you ever have the opportunity to visit with us during a holiday or a “gathering” you will also find it on a tray with crackers and cream cheese…but be warned, Smartypants will be right there, asking you the whole time to please only take a little. He likes to horde it for himself you see. And yes, I am being very serious, he is like the Jelly Police.
The Peach Apricot Preserves with Sauterne and the Raspberry Pomegranate are sooo good on a good old fashioned buttered biscuit, as well as many other things, but a good biscuit is just hard to beat in my book. A favorite for the Cranberry preserves here is on an Orange Cream Cheese Biscuit. Talk about gosh awful goodness. Oh My Word! It is out of this world!
For a taste of Georgia Southern goodness, you just can’t beat Braswell’s! And some of my suggestions should you decide to order a few things to make your tastebuds sing…grab a jar of their ChowChow to put on your beans. A bottle of Vidalia Onion Dressing to make your salads zing. And a jar of Peach preserves to make your bicuits mean. Oh, and Smartypants says to add in some Pepper Jelly so that he doesn’t have to share.
Baswell’s is offering you lucky readers the opportunity for one of you to win the Peach Apricot Preserves with Sauterne and the Raspberry Pomegranate Preserves gift set as seen in the picture above as well as a jar of the Cranberry Preserves. And a Second place winner will receive a jar of the Cranberry Preserves. And, everyone that enters will recieve my recipe for Orange Cream Cheese Biscuits via e-mail.
Visit Braswell’s and let me know what your favorite would be. Must have a valid US address. All entries must be received by Dec. 10th at 5 PM EST. For extra entries…Stumble this post. Blog about it. Subscribe to the RSS feed. Please leave all extra entries in a separate comment. Winners will be selected at random and will have 3 days to respond to the notification e-mail before another winner will be selected.
Bring a taste of Georgia to your table!